Tomb of the Prophet Zechariah found?

One of the candidates in the RCIA class asked If I knew anything about the  discovery of Zechariah‘ s tomb.  Some how I missed it.

“Feb. 2, 2011 — Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Wednesday the remnants of a newly discovered Byzantine-era church they suspect is concealing the tomb of the biblical prophet Zechariah.

The church, with intricate and well-preserved mosaic floors, was discovered on the slopes of the Judaean hills at Horbat Midras, the site of a Jewish community in Roman times, southwest of Jerusalem.

Underneath is a second layer of mosaics dating from the Roman period, with a cave complex still further below which archaeologists think could be Zechariah’s tomb.” Continue reading here.

This Jerusalem Post article includes a video.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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One Response to Tomb of the Prophet Zechariah found?

  1. LeAnn says:

    Wow This is very cool! I missed seeing it too, I guess all the hype about the revolt in Egypt superceded this story in the MSM. Thanks for posting!

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