The structure used to host an estimated 20,000 scrolls and was defined as a “spectacular” find.
Just one verse each day.
In 2017, a team of archaeologists digging near the Antoniter church, a Protestant church in the center of Cologne, Germany, came across a puzzling discovery. Beneath the foundations of the church were Roman walls—Cologne (then called Colonia) was founded by the Romans in 50 AD—with a series of niches measuring about 31 inches by 20 inches.
Initially, archaeologists thought that the niches used to host statues. But soon enough it became evident that they must have served some other purpose.