An excavation in Egypt has unearthed some ruins that they say is one of the oldest Christian churches ever found in the country. The experts were working on a ruined basilica when they found the remains of an even older church. This find could even be the oldest known Church in Egypt and is likely to offer new insights into the growth of early Christianity in Egypt and elsewhere in the Mediterranean. The exciting discovery was made by a Polish team of archaeologists and researchers, led by Dr. They were working at the site of the ruined Christian basilica in the ancient port of Marea, near the city of Alexandria , according to First News.
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Church — no other kind of building in the world provokes responses ranging from talking-in-tongues to convulsing on the floor! Religious buildings come in all shapes and sizes for all kinds of denominations. While new churches open every year designed in styles that range from the traditional to the avant-garde, some of the most well-known and most extraordinary churches date back to when Jesus was almost still a Jew. Here, finally, is a list of five of the oldest churches in the world! Dura-Europos is known to be the oldest Christian church, dating back to AD. The building is simple in design — a house attached to a room thought to be used for meetings.
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This article lists some but by no means all of the oldest known church buildings in the world. In most instances, buildings listed here were reconstructed numerous times and only fragments of the original buildings have survived. These surviving freestanding buildings were purposely constructed for use by congregations or used at an early date. The dates are the approximate dates when they were first used by congregations for worship.