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Workers in Rome discovered a centuries-old skeleton during a June 2024 construction dig near the Vatican for one of the building projects for the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee.

Workers discover human skeleton during Jubilee construction dig in Rome

Jun 11, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The skeleton was unearthed during excavations to create an underground motorway that will create a pedestrian-only road to St. Peter’s... Read more

Israel Antiquities Authority excavation in Rahat (aerial view), May 2024.

Archaeological discovery sheds light on Christian pilgrimages to Holy Land 1,500 years ago

May 23, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have discovered a Byzantine-period church in the northern Negev desert with wall art displaying... Read more

On Dec. 21, 2023, leaders of the three communities responsible for the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher took part in a meeting for the presentation of the work in progress in the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem in 2023. From left to right: Father Francesco Patton, custos of the Holy Land; H. B. Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem; and H. B. Nourhan Manougian, Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Experts announce latest in restoration work on Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher 

Dec 22, 2023

By Marinella Bandini

New updates on the ongoing work at one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem were presented recently to leaders of... Read more

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.

New discoveries may change what we know about Jerusalem’s Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher

Sep 17, 2023

By Marinella Bandini

Ongoing archaeological investigations have now allowed scientists to trace “the entire material history of the religious complex.”  Read more