Friday June 24, 2022

VIDEO: Archaeologists uncover rare early mosque in Israel's Negev desert

VIDEO: Archaeologists uncover rare early mosque in Israel's Negev desert

Muslim Palestinian workers of Israel's Antiquities Authority pray amid the remains of a recently discovered ancient mosque. AFP

Rlixa Report

Archaeologists have unveiled a rare ancient mosque in Israel’s south that experts have said it sheds light on the region's transition from Christianity to Islam.

The remains of the mosque, believed to be over 1,200 years old, were discovered during the construction to build a new neighborhood in the Bedouin town of Rahat, the authorities said.

The mosque located in the Negev desert contains "a square hall and a wall facing the direction of Makkah, "with a semi-circular niche in this south-facing wall.