CAIRO – 25 November 2020: The British scientist Ken Dark, an archaeologist from the University of Reading, published a new research in which he confirmed that he had found the house of Jesus Christ at the bottom of a monastery in the Nazareth area, which is about 105 km to the north from Jerusalem, after spending about 14 years studying the remains of a house which dates back to the beginning of the first century under the convent of the Nuns of Nazareth.
The dwelling was a house with a courtyard, living rooms, storage next to a courtyard, and a rooftop terrace for outdoor home activities. The chassis has a floor of pressed chalk.
It was found with pieces of pottery and limestone, located in Nazareth.
The house was first discovered in the 1880s, in part, next to a limestone hillside, by a skilled craftsman.
The nuns who owned the monastery carried out excavations until the 1930s, believing that it was the childhood home of Christ, based on the assertion of the famous biblical researcher, Victor Guerin in 1888.
But no evidence was found at that time, according to the British newspaper, "Metro".
Further excavations were carried out at the site between 1936 and 1964 by a priest, after which the area was completely forgotten, until the British Professor Dark returned and led a new project to explore the place in 2006.
The professor had published an article in 2015, in which he indicated that this place is the home of Mary and Christ.
Later analyzes of the house confirmed that it was built in the first century, which confirms the validity of his theory and claims that it is the home of Christ.
“I conducted five years of extensive research on fieldwork data and evidence of first-, fourth- and fifth-century churches, and shed light on them,” said Dark.
The professor has also completely reinterpreted and re-dated the site, and new archaeological features have been identified, including the walls.
“The staircase was skillfully constructed using part of a natural cave and another part of the cave to support the room's ceiling,” continued Dark, adding that these features indicate that the one who built the room had a good knowledge of the properties of the local stone and how to operate it.