Monday, April 4, 2016

Byzantine-Era Ruins Found In Gaza

This story comes from Reuters via The Times Of Israel.  From Reuters:
Construction workers in Gaza have discovered ancient ruins that archaeologists say may be part of a Byzantine church dating from around 1,500 years ago, the Palestinian tourism and antiquities ministry said on Monday.
The findings include segments of marble pillars with ornate Corinthian capitals, one nearly three meters (yards) long, and a 90 cm (35 inch) foundation stone bearing a Greek symbol for Christ. Fifteen pieces have been uncovered, with excavations continuing.
The workers were preparing the ground for a shopping center, when they came upon the ruins.  Read the full story.

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