February 8, 2023
Salome Shrine

Israel on Tuesday unveiled pilgrims’ lamps and other finds from the so-called Tomb of Salome, a burial site named for a woman said to have assisted at the birth of Christ.The tomb was discovered by grave robbers in what is now Lachish national park, west of Jerusalem, in the 1980s.Subsequent excavations by archaeologists have uncovered a Jewish burial chamber dating back to the Roman period, that was taken over by a Christian chapel in the Byzantine era and was still drawing worshipers into the early Islamic period.

Source: Israel unveils finds from tomb of early Christian figure

Israel unveils finds from tomb of early Christian figure (Yahoo News)

Israel on Tuesday unveiled pilgrims’ lamps and other finds from the so-called Tomb of Salome, a burial site named for a woman said to have assisted at the…

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