Pagan or Jewish bones? Altar discovery causes grave concern

Outraged Orthodox Jews protesting at the desecration of ancient Jewish graves as part of a hospital building project in the southern city of Ashkelon may have been wasting their time.

A two thousand year old pagan altar has just been discovered on the site, convincing authorities that the graves are pagan, not Jewish. The ‘magnificent’ altar is Roman in style, depicting a bull’s head decorated with laurel leaves.

Pagan or not, the mortal remains from the graves have already been given to undertakers to be reburied in Jewish cemetaries.

Heads-up via religionnewsblog.

Full story at Yahoo


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