Skip to comments.Mysterious artifact discovered at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity
Posted on 02/25/2016 3:19:37 PM PST by NYer
According to the Times of Israel, the artifact is made of brass, silver, shells and stones. It was covered in plaster and found near a window in the church that reportedly was built by Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena in the fourth century. Although officials confirmed that the artifact has been cleaned up, it is not on display, and there are no images of it as yet.
Ziad al-Bandak, a Palestinian presidential adviser for Christian Affairs, said the artifact is, âof great religious and historical value.â
The church itself is built over the cave where the birth of Jesus is said to have taken place. Considered to be one of Christianityâs holiest sites, the present day building is listed as endangered by UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency. Over the centuries, the building fell into disrepair and is undergoing a vast and costly renovation in order to save it.
Until two years ago, water leaked in through a broken roof that has been replaced, according to the AP, which also noted that mosaic tiles within the building are being retouched for the first time in nearly a thousand years.
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ERUSALEM, Israel - Experts working on the restoration of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem found an "iconic painting" that one Palestinian Authority official says is of "great religious and historical value."
Jesus didn't spend a lot of time in Jerusalem, having only visited it two or four times (depending on the source) before he died on the cross.
Very interesting. Can’t wait until they release pics and more details.
Depends on which goblet/chalice/cup.
I assume it's not the Holy Grail, the Cup of Christ from the Last Supper, but if it is, that would be a big deal - for a cup.
I could watch Indiana Jones movies for the next 20 years. Love'em.
According to the CBN article, also posted above, it is an icon.
Then, it's a painting depicting Jesus or Mary.
I stand corrected.
Its a first century mothers day gift made for Mary when Jesus was 5
CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY. Where the Crimean War began.
I would concur in regards to the first and third ones. The even numbered ones, not so much.
What happens if we click it?
The only one I really didn't care for was the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
In fact, I thought it was stupid. I don't know who was more annoying, the ditzy blonde or the mouthy kid.
Whenever it comes up on the tube I change channels. I had forgotten that I disliked THAT one Indiana Jones movie.
Don't tell me, a SEE's candy box with heart-shaped chocolates.
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