A Turkish archaeologist team headed by Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Professor Haluk Çetinkaya has found traces of a Roman church from the fourth century B.C. close to the Kosovar capital Pristina.
Çetinkaya said they first found the baptistery and then reached other parts of the church at the ancient site of Ulpiana, adding that the house of worship collapsed in an earthquake at the end of the fourth century before being restored one century later. The church is estimated to be nearly 19 meters long and will be completely unearthed next year.
“The church’s material, coins and the skeletons that were found in there are important in dating the church,” he said. “People were buried right next to the baptistery. Read more.
A found bath under the Byzantine-era church Balatlar in the northern province of Sinop is gradually being revealed with excavations. The head of excavations, Mimar Sinan University Professor Gülgün Köroğlu said they had reached the bath and were continuing to unearth it.
The Sinop Balatlar Church archaeological work has been continuing since 2010 on architectural remains. Köroğlu said they were working with a 40-person team and plan to extend the excavation area through expropriation.
“We are mostly working on an area called ‘palesta,’ which is the big hall. Because there was a monastery on top of the structure, we are unearthing a cemetery field. Read more.
Remnants of the late medieval church have been discovered in the range Piszczewo near Suraż by a team of archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS in Warsaw.
"During this year’s work we were able to discover yet another unknown card in the history of one of the oldest towns in Podlasie. On a small hill on the river Narew, we syrveyed the remains of a sixteenth-century church" - reported Dariusz Krasnodębski of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS.
Archaeologists conducted excavations at the site based on inconclusive information derived from written sources and oral reports from the 1930s. Read more.
Remains of a medieval church believed to have been destroyed during the Reformation have been uncovered in parkland in Nottinghamshire.
Archaeologists found the church, which dates back to 1160, at Rufford Country Park, near Ollerton.
Experts said the find will help them understand how the nearby Abbey’s buildings developed over the years.
Rufford Abbey was badly damaged after Henry VIII was refused a divorce by the Catholic church.
Emily Gillott, Nottinghamshire County Council’s community archaeologist, said: “Uncovering the remains of the original church is momentous. Read more.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Archaeologists are excited about rock at the Mission of Nombre de Dios is St. Augustine.
They’re working on a dig to know more about what is believed to be the first stone church in St. Augustine and possibly in Florida.
Just feet away from the Great Cross in St. Augustine, stone foundations of walls are visible on the dig site.
The church was built in 1677 by the Spanish. No one really knows what it looked like.
Linda Chandler, a University of Florida Archaeology Tech, explained all the excitement boils down to construction materials. Read more.
A large toilet block and previously unknown inscriptions and graffiti have been recorded at a Nubian church in northern Sudan.
Set in the desert some 15 kilometres from the North Sudanese town of Merowe – in a region known for the Pyramids of the Nubian Pharaohs and more recently for the controversial Merowe Dam Project – lies the the Christian monastery at El Ghazali oasis. First discovered in 1821, it was excavated by Peter Shinnie and H.N. Chittick of the Sudanese Antiquities Service in 1953 and 1954.
The monastery’s church is large by the standards of medieval Nubia, measuring 28.1 m long and 13.9 m wide and composed of mud brick resting on lower courses of dressed sandstone blocks. The layout was typically medieval Nubian, built in basilican style with a nave and two side aisles, the interior was plastered, and covered in graffiti. Read more.
Archaeologists have discovered Germany’s second oldest church hidden within a cathedral in the west of the country.
In the so-called “Old Cathedral” in Mainz, which is today the evangelical Church of St John, archaeologists found the remains of another church built 1,200 years ago in the time of Charlemagne, Deacon Andreas Klodt said on Tuesday.
Only Trier on the Mosel River has an older church, with its cathedral dating back to Roman times, making the find the second oldest church in the country.
Professor Matthias Untermann from the Institute of Art History in Heidelberg said the remains of the Carolingian walls stretched from the basement to the roof.
“This is a big surprise,” he said. Read more.
Archaeologists have hailed the finding of a medieval wall at an Anglesey church as “very exciting.”
The discovery was made by archaeologist Matt Jones during work to install a new electricity cable at St Ffinan’s Church, near Talwrn, Anglesey.
The present church was built in 1841, but the excavation uncovered the foundations of a demolished medieval church underneath it.
The trench work was being carried out for the Diocese of Bangor.
The seven metre section is of a substantial 1-metre wide stone wall which had survived to a height of three courses. Read more.