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Second Potential Seventh-Century Mosque Uncovered in Israel


RAHAT, ISRAEL—In response to a Haaretz report, a second construction that will have served as an early mosque some 1,200 years in the past has been present in southern Israel’s northern Negev Desert by a crew of researchers led by Oren Shmueli, Elena Kogan-Zehavi, and Noe David Michael of the Israel Antiquities Authority. The primary construction was uncovered in 2019 about two miles away from the second construction, which additionally consists of a sq. room with a wall dealing with the Kaaba in Mecca and a half-circle-shaped area of interest known as a mihrab. It isn’t clear if the 2 mosques have been in use on the identical time, however they might have been utilized by folks residing on adjoining farms within the rural area. The realm was deserted after 150 to 200 years, within the ninth century A.D. To examine one other early mosque unearthed within the metropolis of Tiberias, go to “Across the World: Israel.”

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