early christian church found

archaeologists have found what they believe is the earliest discovery of a christian church, in a cave in jordan, dating from 33 AD. pretty amazing.

here’s a link to the full article.

Archaeologist Abdel-Qader Hussein, head of the Rihab Center for Archaeological Studies, Abdul Qader al-Husan told The Jordan Times:’We have uncovered what we believe to be the first church in the world, dating from 33 AD to 70 AD.

‘We have evidence to believe this church sheltered the early Christians – the 70 disciples of Jesus Christ.’

Mr Hussein said there was evidence that the underground cave was used in the first century after Christ’s death, which would make it the oldest Christian site of worship in the world.

The cave was unearthed in the northern Jordanian city of Rihab after three months of excavation and shows evidence of early Christian rituals.

(ht to neatorama, of all places)

6 thoughts on “early christian church found”

  1. They also found Jesus’ tomb. They’re pretty sure it’s his, because they found a bracelet that said, “what would I do?”

  2. Ouch Ken. My wife just came through from the other room to see why I was laughing so loudly! Not many things make me spontaneously laugh out loud but you really caught me off guard there. That comment is comment of the year for me!

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