Fascinating News: 13th Century Byzantine Chapel Found

Myra-Andriake Excavations Myra Byzantine Chapel Altar

I threw this into social media, but must blog on it here, because I don't want anyone to miss this story: Under Turkish Mud Well, Preserved Byzantine Chapel Found.It's in Myra! Home of Saint Nicholas! And look!(Photo source Myra-Andriake Excavations via NY Times)After some 800 years as an important pilgrimage site in the Byzantine Empire it vanished — buried under 18 feet of mud from the rampaging Myros River. All that remained was the Church of St. Nicholas, parts of a Roman a … [Read more...]