Ritual Object Dating From Time of Jesus Christ Found Near Garden of Gethsemane

A ritual bath found near the Garden of Gethsemane at the base of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem is believed to date to the time of Christ.

Amit Re’em, head of the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Jerusalem district, told the Times of Israel last month, “For the first time, we have archaeological evidence that something was here in the Second Temple period, in the days of Jesus.”

In a Dec. 21 Facebook post, the Israel Antiquities Authority explained that the ritual bath, known as a mikveh, was uncovered while workers were digging a tunnel for the new visitors center for The Church of Gethsemane (also known as the Church of the Agony or the Church of All Nations). (Read more from “Ritual Object Dating From Time of Jesus Christ Found Near Garden of Gethsemane” HERE)

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