(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed the ruins of a Byzantine church that is about 1,500 years old. She was in Gethsemane, near the place where Jesus was betrayed.
The ruins of the church are located at the very foot of the Mount of Eleons near the Old City of Jerusalem. This place plays a huge role for Christians, because it was here that Jesus often came to pray. Archaeologists Dr. David Yeager and Dr. Amit Rayem speculate that the church was built on this site only because it has great spiritual significance.
An inscription in Greek was also found on the floor of the church. One of them says that this building was built in memory of those who love Christ and who accepted the sacrifice of Abraham.
An interesting point was that most likely, the church was built during the period when Jerusalem was ruled by Muslims. Dr. Yeager added that this is proof that Christian pilgrimages continued even under the rule of Muslims and true Christians, this fact did not stop.
The church, according to experts, was destroyed in the 12th century AD. Perhaps the reason for this was the occupation of Saladin, which took place in 1187.
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