Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old Mosque in Israel

Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old Mosque in Israel

RAHAT, ISRAEL - JULY 20 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "ANAT RASIUK/ ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) An aerial view of the 1,200 year-old Mosque, found during building work, in the southern Israeli town of Rahat in the Negev desert on July 20, 2019. Excavations during the preparations for building a new neighborhood unearthed a Mosque, which dates back to the early Islamic period between the 7th and the 8th centuries. The building is open-air, rectangular-shaped and has a "Mihrab" or a prayer niche, facing south toward Mecca, Islam's holiest city. ( Anat Rasiuk/ Israel Antiquities Authority / Handout - Anadolu Agency )

Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old Mosque in Israel Fotoğraf: Anat Rasiuk/ Israel Antiquities Authority / Handout

RAHAT, ISRAEL - JULY 20 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "ANAT RASIUK/ ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) An aerial view of the 1,200 year-old Mosque, found during building work, in the southern Israeli town of Rahat in the Negev desert on July 20, 2019. Excavations during the preparations for building a new neighborhood unearthed a Mosque, which dates back to the early Islamic period between the 7th and the 8th centuries. The building is open-air, rectangular-shaped and has a "Mihrab" or a prayer niche, facing south toward Mecca, Islam's holiest city. ( Anat Rasiuk/ Israel Antiquities Authority / Handout - Anadolu Agency )

Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old Mosque in Israel Fotoğraf: Anat Rasiuk/ Israel Antiquities Authority / Handout

RAHAT, ISRAEL - JULY 20 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "ANAT RASIUK/ ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) An aerial view of the 1,200 year-old Mosque, found during building work, in the southern Israeli town of Rahat in the Negev desert on July 20, 2019. Excavations during the preparations for building a new neighborhood unearthed a Mosque, which dates back to the early Islamic period between the 7th and the 8th centuries. The building is open-air, rectangular-shaped and has a "Mihrab" or a prayer niche, facing south toward Mecca, Islam's holiest city. ( Anat Rasiuk/ Israel Antiquities Authority / Handout - Anadolu Agency )

Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old Mosque in Israel Fotoğraf: Anat Rasiuk/ Israel Antiquities Authority / Handout

RAHAT, ISRAEL - JULY 20 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "ANAT RASIUK/ ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) A view of the 1,200 year-old Mosque, found during building work, in the southern Israeli town of Rahat in the Negev desert on July 20, 2019. Excavations during the preparations for building a new neighborhood unearthed a Mosque, which dates back to the early Islamic period between the 7th and the 8th centuries. The building is open-air, rectangular-shaped and has a "Mihrab" or a prayer niche, facing south toward Mecca, Islam's holiest city. ( Anat Rasiuk/ Israel Antiquities Authority / Handout - Anadolu Agency )

Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old Mosque in Israel Fotoğraf: Anat Rasiuk/ Israel Antiquities Authority / Handout

RAHAT, ISRAEL - JULY 20 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT - "ANAT RASIUK/ ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) A view of the 1,200 year-old Mosque, found during building work, in the southern Israeli town of Rahat in the Negev desert on July 20, 2019. Excavations during the preparations for building a new neighborhood unearthed a Mosque, which dates back to the early Islamic period between the 7th and the 8th centuries. The building is open-air, rectangular-shaped and has a "Mihrab" or a prayer niche, facing south toward Mecca, Islam's holiest city. ( Anat Rasiuk/ Israel Antiquities Authority / Handout - Anadolu Agency )

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