(CHRISTIAN POST) -- Israeli archaeologists have discovered a mosaic illustrating the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000, located on the floor of a church on the opposite side of the Sea of Galilee from where it has been said the miracle originally took place.
The findings were discovered in Hippos near the Sea of Galilee at the Byzantine ‘“Burnt Church” site, according to University of Haifa archaeologists.
The “Burnt Church” in Hippos is believed to have been one of at least seven Christian churches burned down during the Sasanian conquest of the city in 614 AD, nearly 1,400 years ago. It appears the ash from the fire served as a shield to protect the mosaic which preserved its bright colors and design. One of the designs depict the feeding of the 5,000, mentioned in all four gospels.
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