Promising Find
Thursday December 06th 2007, 3:04 am
Filed under: Archeology

From MSNBC:

Last month, Syrian media reported the discovery of a Roman-era cross-shaped limestone cemetery in the Nasiriya area in the remote Hasaka province, some 440 miles northeast of Damascus, dating from the third century. The graveyard also contained coins, pottery shards and bracelets dating to the later Aramaic era.


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This would be a fantastic discovery, if the dating is accurate. We have very few Cruciform artifacts (some scholars say none) earlier than the fourth century. But I’m not surprised by the find, given the location. The earliest archaeological remains of an emerging Christian culture come from modern day Syria and Turkey (and, of course, Rome).

Comment by Carl Sommer 12.06.07 @ 11:24 am



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