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First church on Mount Zion?

Mount Zion first church is a theory claiming that an archaeological site on Mount zion bears remains of the very first church of the Christian community in Jerusalem in the 1st century.

The site contains remains a Jewish ritual bath (“Miqveh”), and later a chapel built next to it. 

The site belongs to the Greek Orthodox church, and is closed to the public, but was cleaned in 2018.

A video of presenting the site and the theory it relates to the first Christians

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Points of Interest in the Area

  Dormition Abbey
  King David’s Tomb Mark on Mount Zion


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