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Old Christian relics discovered in Bahrain mosque


(MENAFN) On an island in Bahrain, archaeologists and historians are at work discovering relics that will show the story of Christian homes in the kingdom before the spread of Islam.

A group of Bahraini and British specialists prudently examine through sandy stretches between thick stone walls of what may have been a monastery or a bishop’s home referring back to the sixth and eighth century.

Archaeologists in November are searching through spaces that would have been used as a kitchen, living areas and a workshop to stress on communities and their way of life before thousands of years.

The team is digging an old Christian home founded under a 300-year-old mosque in a Muslim cemetery on Bahrain’s Muharraq island. The excavation is part of an archaeological scheme that started in 2019.

“It will be most exciting for the country to discover more concrete evidence of a Christian presence that dates back to the sixth and eighth centuries AD below a 300-year-old mosque,” Salman Almahari, manager of Antiquities and Museums of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities in the archaeology and museums executive, updated The National in a meeting.

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