A Palestinian archaeologist inspects artifacts excavated during the construction of a commercial building in Gaza City, April 4, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
The remains of a 1,500-year-old church were uncovered in the Gaza Strip over the weekend by construction workers preparing ground for a new shopping mall, the Palestinian Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said on Monday.
Fifteen pieces were discovered, including segments of marble pillars with Corinthian capitals, one of which is nearly three meters long,Reuters reported. A 90-cm foundation stone bearing the Greek symbol for “Christ” was also found at the site located in Palestine Square in downtown Gaza City.