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Archaeology

The underwater ruins of Nicaea: The birthplace of the Creed

Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the Council that met in 325.

The incredible story of the hunt for St. Peter’s bones

As workers dug their way deeper into the history of the necropolis underneath the Vatican they were, as O’Neill puts it, “traveling back in time.”

The oldest known images of the apostles

Paintings of Peter, Paul, Andrew and John, dating back to the 4th century, were discovered in the Roman catacombs of St. Tecla.

The biblical Bethesda pool: Myth or reality?

For centuries, the existence of a pool with five porches in Jerusalem was deemed fictional. But a German archaeologist proved John was referring to a real place when writing about the Miracle of …

Ancient column found with earliest reference to “Jerusalem”

2,000-year-old artifact also reflected Greek influence on Hebrew society at the time.

The Catholic chapel that was designed by the artist Matisse

The great artist drew up the plans for every detail of this chapel located in the French Riviera, from the stained glass windows to the receptacles for holy water.

The six oldest images of Jesus

Looking at the oldest depictions of Jesus can teach us about artistic canon of early Christian communities.

The intriguing archaeological discoveries revealed by this year’s long, hot summer

Many mysterious marks emerged across the British countryside, belonging to ancient burial sites.

New evidence discovered near Jordan River could corroborate Book of Exodus

Archaeologists try to trace the footsteps of ancient Israelites as they fled from Egypt.

This art from the earliest known “house church” is nearly 1,800 years old

It is unknown if the site still survives after ISIS occupation.