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
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).
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