Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The First Excavated Dwelling in Nazareth from Jesus' Time

Just in time for Christmas, the Israel Antiquities Authority is announcing the discovery of a residential building from the time of Jesus found in the heart of Nazareth, his ancient home town. The remains of the dwelling date to the early Roman era. The remains of a wall were found, as well as the dwelling's courtyard and the water system that appeared to collect water from the roof of the home and supply it to those dwelling inside. There was also a hideout found, probably used by Jews at the time to hide from Roman soldiers who are battling rebels in that era for control of the area. Until now in Nazareth only tombs from the time of Jesus have been discovered.


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