"Archaeologists in Jordan have unearthed what they claim is the world's first church, dating back almost 2,000 years, The Jordan Times reported on Tuesday.
'We have uncovered what we believe to be the first church in the world, dating from 33 AD to 70 AD,' the head of Jordan's Rihab Centre for Archaeological Studies, Abdul Qader al-Husan, said.
"He said it was uncovered under Saint Georgeous Church, which itself dates back to 230 AD, in Rihab in northern Jordan near the Syrian border.
'We have evidence to believe this church sheltered the early Christians -- the 70 disciples of Jesus Christ,' Husan said."
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Under centuries-old dirt was found a remnant of a mask similiar to those used in progressive liturgies. The unnamed archaeologist has reportedly stated that it's comforting to know that the world's first Church was committed to the "Spirit of Vatican II".For those of visiting via Creative Minority Report (rwht to Patrick for the gracious plug!), welcome! Come back as often as you like!