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One of world’s oldest Mosques found in Israel (photo)

Archeologists in Israel have found the remaining parts of one of the world’s most seasoned country mosques, worked around the time Islam touched base in the sacred land, they said on Thursday.

The Israel Antiquities Authority assesses that the mosque, revealed in front of new development in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert, goes back to the seventh to eighth hundreds of years.

There are enormous mosques known to be from that period in Jerusalem and in Mecca yet it is uncommon to discover a place of supplication so antiquated whose gathering is probably going to have been neighborhood ranchers, the artifacts expert said.

Exhumed at the site were the remaining parts of an outdoors mosque – a rectangular structure, about the size of a solitary vehicle carport, with a supplication specialty confronting south towards Mecca.

“This is one of the earliest mosques known from the beginning of the arrival of Islam in Israel, after the Arab conquest of 636 C.E.,” said Gideon Avni of the antiquities authority. “The discovery of the village and the mosque in its vicinity are a significant contribution to the study of the history of the country during this turbulent period.” (Reuters)

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