Byzantine church excavated in Israel(12 images)

The Israel Antiquities Authority showcases the remains of a Byzantine church from 1,500 years ago in Ramat Beit Shemesh. The three-year excavation revealed the church, Greek inscriptions, mosaics, a baptismal font and a crypt of an unknown "glorious martyr." The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is exhibiting some of the historic treasures beginning Wednesday.

A mosaic of a large eagle was among the discoveries during the three-year excavation. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License Photo
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