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Archaeology

The archaeological and historical evidence behind the birth of Christ

The biblical telling of the Nativity contains numerous historical references and descriptions of specific places and customs that match what we know of the time period.

Israel set to reopen Crusader fortress after 30 years of renovation

The fortress was once mentioned by the Jewish-Roman chronicler Josephus Flavius.

Church on site of Jesus’ birth uncovers mosaics dating from the 4th century

Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity is opening once again after a five-year restoration

Rome’s Catacombs witness to the Catholic faith of the early Church

Inscriptions and art found in these ancient burial places shed light on how the first Christians lived their faith.

Scientists suggest biblical Sodom destroyed by meteoric explosion

A meteor can cause just as much destruction when it explodes before impact.

Medieval Scottish abbey reveals what may be the oldest whisky still

Scotland yields yet another archaeological find in 2018.

Ancient Roman history revealed beneath St. John Lateran

Archaeologists try to recreate the buildings that once stood on the site of the oldest Catholic cathedral.

Ring of Pontius Pilate found near Bethlehem

Archaeologists identified the owner of the ring by its inscription

See the freshly unearthed mosaics from a 5th-century Israeli synagogue

The site of Huqoq continues to reveal aspects of Jewish life in Late Antiquity.