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1,600-year-old mosaic depicts key role of women in early church

(Christian Post) A 1,600-year-old mosaic discovered in western Galilee in Israel suggests that some women played a key role in the early church, with one 5th century female donor presumably the namesake of a woman described as assisting Jesus Christ in the Bible.

The Greek-language mosaic in question dates back to the 5th century and memorializes a woman by the name of “Sausann,” or Shoshana, who was one of the donors that helped in the construction of a church village, according to The Times of Israel.