A Student of History

December 28, 2007

Al-Aqiser church

Filed under: Historic Places,Historic Preservation — John Maass @ 12:06 pm

A great article is here on Al-Aqiser church in the western desert of Iraq.  The church of Al-Aqiser is thought to be the oldest eastern church in history and according to studies, it was built in the middle of the fifth century, 120 years before Islam.

A general view shows the ruins of a church at the Iraqi Al-Aqiser ...
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