Ancient ‘Christ, born of Mary’ inscription unearthed in northern Israel

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Ancient ‘Christ, born of Mary’ inscription unearthed in northern Israel
The region of the Jezreel Valley bears many testimonies of ancient Christian life.
By ROSSELLA TERCATIN
JANUARY 20, 2021

A 1,500-year-old Greek inscription bearing the name “Christ, born of Mary” was unearthed in northern Israel, the Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday.bThe archaeologists discovered the inscription engraved at the entrance of an impressive building from the Byzantine or early Islamic period, featuring mosaic pavements decorated with a geometric design.bThe finding was unveiled in a salvage excavation directed by Tzachi Lang and Kojan Haku ahead of the construction of a road inside the village of Taiba in the Jezreel Valley. “We did not know what to expect ahead of the work, but we knew that this was an area where archaeological remains had been found. When we came across the inscription, we knew we had a church,” Antiquities Authority (IAA) archaeologist Yardenna Alexandre told The Jerusalem Post.

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