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Early Anglo-Saxon church found on Island of Lindisfarne

The remains of an early Anglo-Saxon church has been discovered on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The dig has uncovered huge sandstone blocks used in the building of the church on The Heugh, a ridge on Holy Island which offers extensive views of the Farne Islands and Bamburgh, which was a

Ancient animal burials found in England

The remains of several people and animals have been found at the site of a church in Shropshire, England. Among the excavated burials are the skeletons of a calf and a pig that appear to have been carefully laid beside each other in a symmetrical shape. A Stone Age flint was

Forgotten burials found beneath church

Renovations at Stoke Damerel Church in Plymouth, England, have led to the discovery of a previously unknown burial vault. A team of contractors brought in to dig up the floor in Stoke Damerel Church to make way for a new underfloor heating system found more than just old bones; revealing tombs,

Early Christian church found in Cappadocia

A Christian church that possibly dates back to the 5th century A.D. has been found in an underground city in Turkey's Cappadocia region. Nev?ehir Mayor Hasan Ünver said the frescoes in the church showed the rise of Jesus the Christ into the sky and the killing of the bad souls. “We know

2,700-year-old farmhouse found in Israel

A 2,700-year-old farmhouse and a church which dates back 1,500 years has been found during excavations ahead of construction in Israel. According to Amit Shadman, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “The large farmhouse was preserved to a height of more than two meters. The building is 2,700

Byzantine church found in Israel

The remains of a large Byzantine-era church has been found during highway construction in Israel. The 16-meter-long (52 feet) church building has a side chapel 6.5 meters long and 3.5 meters wide, with a floor tiled in white mosaic. A baptismal font shaped like a four-leaf clover, symbolizing the cross, is located

Remains of Medieval woman unearthed in Wales

A cist grave containing the medieval remains of a woman have been found at a church in northern Wales. Lifting the stone cover, a skeleton – identified by osteologists as a woman in her 60s who was in good health aside from some signs of arthritis – was discovered. Human remains