Resembling scenes out of an Indiana Jones movie, scientists explored the underground cavern and discovered a cave underneath the church which they believe it is an even more ancient site of Christian worship than the church site above it.
Archaeologist Abdel-Qader Hussein, head of the
'We have evidence to believe this church sheltered the early Christians - the 70 disciples of Jesus Christ.'
The cave was unearthed in the northern Jordanian city of
It lies under St. Georgeous church, which was built in 230 A.D.
But Thomas Parker, a historian at the
'An extraordinary claim like this requires extraordinary evidence,' he said.