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Pre-Christian rituals at Nazareth

Pre-Christian rituals at Nazareth
trefwoorden: Israel - Nazareth - 8.000 BCE - religie - kalkoven
Archaeological investigations near Nazareth--Jesus' boyhood home --have revealed that the area was a major cult center 8,000 years before the time of Christ.
Excavations at Kibbutz Kfar HaHoresh, less than two miles from the town center, have so far unearthed strangely decorated human skulls and evidence for unusual, complex burials. "This is the first example in the Levant of a purely religious complex from this remote period," says excavation director Nigel Goring-Morris of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "This is a totally new type of site." The cult center seems to have serviced the religious needs of villagers a few miles away.

Lees verder bij: Archaeology.org (november 2003)