United kingdom Archaeologist Shines a new light on a wonderful old site under a monastery in Nazareth.
In his new book “Nazareth Nuns MonasteryKen Dark, a professor at the University of Reading, examines the archaeological history of the area beneath the Monastery of Nazareth, which is said to be the site of Jesus’ childhood home.
Research indicates that the rocks were partially cut earlier RomanA period house was found at the historic site, as well as evidence of quarries and burials in the Roman era, a well-preserved cave church, and Byzantine and Crusader churches at roof level.
The site of the cave church and later churches is thought to be associated with the ancient house.
In the dark 2015 Specified A house from the first century AD inside the crypt or crypt of the Byzantine church which was later built over it. A house and the remains of the Byzantine Church preserved in the Monastery of the Nuns of Nazareth.
“This is definitely a site that sheds a lot of light on what it was like in Nazareth in the first century, and there is no reason to exclude the possibility that the people who built the Byzantine church there were right in determining the first – Professor Dark told Fox News by e-mail:” Home from The century was the childhood home of Jesus. “
In his research, Dark explains that the first archaeological discoveries at the site were in the 1880s, which led to a series of excavations by the nuns of the monastery until the 1930s. Then Henri Sennes investigated the site, a former Jesuit priest and architect residing at the Pontifical Institute of the Bible in Jerusalem. Senes worked there from 1936 to 1964, making detailed drawings of structures discovered by the nuns, but he did not publish any academic papers or research on the site, according to Dark. Then the experts have largely forgotten the site.
In 2006, Dark created a new project to re-investigate the site and examine previous research. The archaeologist found that the first-century house at the site later formed part of a quarry and then tombs cut with rocks. “After the burial at the site stopped, perhaps in the fourth century, a cave church was built in the hill next to the first century house,” according to research notes emailed to Fox News. “A large church built on the roof was built, probably in the 5th century, on top of both the first-century house and the cave church of the fourth century.”
The large and elaborate church complex may have been the Byzantine cathedral of Nazareth and lasted until the fifth and seventh centuries, and it may be described as the Church of the Nutrition in “De Locis Sanctis,” a seventh-century work of the Irish monk Adumann. “Its description perfectly matches the archaeological characteristics of the site,” says Dark’s research. “If so, then the first century house is where Jesus was raised, starting from the cave church.”
The cave church was likely the church described in the fourth century Nazareth narration by El Hadj Ejeria, according to the research. The research says: “There is no archaeological reason why this determination is impossible, although it cannot be proven using any available archaeological or written evidence.”
Last year, in a separate project, the room was venerated as the site of Jesus’ last supper I showed In stunning detail thanks to the brilliant 3D laser scanning technology.
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