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5th-century Christian crypt found in Bulgarian basilica

A Christian crypt dating back to the 5th century has been found in northeastern Bulgaria. The crypt was found at the site of a bishop’s basilica discovered in the 2014 archaeological season. Archaeologists said that the dimensions of the burial site were not only among the largest of such finds in Bulgaria

Christian mosaics found in 1,500-year-old basilica

The remains of a 1,500-year-old basilica, complete with Christian mosaic floors, has been found is Israel. The ruins were discovered during a salvage excavation ahead of a construction project in Aluma, a village about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Tel Aviv, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Wednesday (Jan. 22).

Roman-era basilica found in Alexandria, Egypt

The first Roman-era basilica in Egypt has been unearthed in the port city of Alexandria. A statement Thursday says two parallel rows of granite and limestone pillars suggest the basilica was a social site that was also used for trade and judicial matters. It says several statues of the Ancient Egyptian goddess