Research Teams Uncover One of the World’s Oldest Churches in Egypt

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An excavation in Egypt may have uncovered the oldest church ever discovered in the North African nation.

While working on the ruins of an ancient Basilica, research teams discovered the ruins of an even older structure, which is likely to “offer new insights into the growth of early Christianity in Egypt and elsewhere in the Mediterranean,” according to Ancient Origins.

The incredible discovery was made by a team of Polish archaeologists, led by Dr. Krzysztof Babraj, from Kraków’s Museum of Archaeology. The group were involved in a dig at the ancient port of Marea, near the city of Alexandria, when they happened upon the incredible church.

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SOURCE: Faithwire, Will Maule