Photos: Jesus' boyhood home could have looked like this

15:22, December 23, 2009      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 


A dwelling dating back to Jesus' time has been uncovered in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth for the first time. (People's Daily Online Photo/Agencies Photo)


According to the Daily Mail, just several days before Christmas, a dwelling dating back to Jesus' time has been uncovered in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth for the first time.

An Israeli archeologist explained that the discovery of the dwelling would shed light on what the hamlet described in the New Testament, where Jesus spent his childhood, was like.

Nazareth is an auspicious place for many Christians. It's considered to be the place where Jesus grew up and where Mary was told she would bear God's child by an angel.

The local Christians were delighted when the news broke, as it happened just several days before Christmas, a celebration of the birth of Christ.

Now the focus is to clear the ruins above the dwelling which was build later and preserve the dwelling itself. A new international Christian center will be built here. While the limited space and the population density in Nazareth means the archaeologies will be unlikely to continue their work.

The uncovered remains may tell us what Jesus' boyhood home might have looked like.

By People's Daily Online/Agencies

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】 【6】

  • Do you have anything to say?
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90873/6850356.pdf