Mike Aquilina

Syriac in Uzbekistan

Saturday July 15th 2006, 7:43 am

As if to celebrate the feast of St. James of Nisibis, archeologists announced the discovery of ancient Syriac Christian inscriptions in Uzbekistan! One inscription includes Chinese hieroglyphs — an extremely rare find, but not entirely unprecedented, as the Chinese were very early evangelized by Christians of the East Syrian tradition.