Ancient Christian Shrine Possibly Found in Jordan





Archaeologists in Jordan say they have discovered a catacomb underneath one of the world's oldest churches that may be an even more ancient site of Christian worship.

Archaeologist Abdel-Qader Hussein, head of the Rihab Center for Archaeological Studies, says the catacombs were unearthed in the northern Jordanian city of Rihab after three months of excavation and show evidence of early Christian rituals.

Shortly after the death of Jesus Christ, disciples founded churches in the area, many of them underground to escape persecution.


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