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  • This priest preserves Iraqi culture found in historic manuscripts

    This priest preserves Iraqi culture found in historic manuscripts

    Since 1750 many antique manuscripts had been kept in the library of the Dominican monastery in Mosul. They were moved from the monastery starting in 2007, amid the backdrop of increased violence against Christians and other minorities at the hands of extremist groups. The documents include more than 25 subjects, including theology, philosophy, astronomy, medicine, history, and geography, many of which date back to the 10th, 11th, and 12th century in Aramaic, which is the language of Jesus Christ.

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  • Is this unearthed fishing village the birthplace of three of Jesus’ apostles?

    Is this unearthed fishing village the birthplace of three of Jesus’ apostles?

    This year and last an archaeology team discovered dozens of golden glass mosaics, evidence of an “important” and “magnificent” church in the Holy Land. The finding supports the testimony of an eighth-century Christian pilgrim who said he had at “the house of Tsaida,” a church built “in honor of Peter and Andreas, two of Jesus’ apostles.”

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