PHOTOS: Archaeologists Found House Where Jesus Grew Up

The alleged place where Jesus spent his childhood before becoming Messiah may have been found – at least archaeologists say so.

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Archaeologists working in Nazareth, Israel, have identified a house dating to the first century that was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up. According to Biblical Archaeology Review written by a professor Ken Dark at the University of Reading in UK, it was first uncovered in the 1880s, by nuns at the Sisters of Nazareth convent.

It was later excavated by archaeologists in 2006 achaeologists and dated to the first century. The house is partly made of mortar-and-stone walls, and was cut into a rocky hillside; the structure included a series of rooms – one, with its doorway, survived to its full height. The researcher believes that that the house was turned into a graveyard after the Jesus family moved out, then there was a church built on top. “Was this the house where Jesus grew up? It is impossible to say on archaeological grounds. On the other hand, there is no good archaeological reason why such an identification should be discounted,” Dark writes.

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