Found in Nazareth: A House Like Jesus'
Archaeologists discover home from biblical time
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2009 5:48 PM CST
An Israeli antiquities authority worker clears debris as an excavation reveals for the first time a house from the Jewish village of Nazareth on December 21, 2009 in Nazareth, Israel.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – For the first time, archaeologists have found a house from the time of Jesus in the town of Nazareth. The small house, which consists of two rooms, a courtyard, and a cistern for water, is considered a typical home for the inhabitants of Nazareth, were Jesus is believed to have spent most of his life. The town is in what is now Israel.

"The discovery is of the utmost importance since it reveals for the very first time a house from the Jewish village of Nazareth and thereby sheds light on the way of life at the time of Jesus," the leader of the team of Israeli archaeologists tells AFP.

 

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