Archaeological Signs of Early Christianity in Bet Shemesh, Israel
Bet Shemesh, Israel. 19th March, 2017. An ossuary, dated between 100BC and 100AD, bears an inscription in Greek with the name 'Miriame', Hebrew for 'Mary'. Archaeologists explain the name was not uncommon and direct archaeological indications of Jesus Christ, and his family, have not yet been discovered. The Israel Antiquities Authority opened its doors to the National Treasures Storerooms for the first time, displaying recent archaeological findings depicting the Holy Land in the time of Jesus and in the first centuries AD, as Christianity began soundly establishing itself.