A Student of History

June 11, 2008

The oldest Christian church

Filed under: Historic Preservation — John Maass @ 5:35 am

This is a wonderful story about the oldest Christian church to be discovered.  Most US sources had scant info on this find, and no photos, but the Telegraph has more details and a picture.  It is located in Jordan.

“We have uncovered what we believe to be the first church in the world, dating from 33 AD to 70 AD,” Abdul Qader al-Husan, head of Jordan’s Rihab Centre for Archaeological Studies, said.

 

Jordanian archaeologists examine the newly-discovered underground church in Rihab, Jordan

 

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1 Comment »

  1. I can’t resist pointing out that the New York Post(!) carried an article on this, with pictures!
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/06112008/news/worldnews/lost_cave_is_oldest_church_in_world_114977.htm

    Comment by elektratig — June 13, 2008 @ 8:38 am | Reply


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