First Council of Nicaea

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  1. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Sophomore

    *Can a moderator fix the title. My phone was acting up while posting this. "First Council of Nicaea"*

    "Archaeologists exploring a lake in Turkey have discovered a 1,700-year-old Christian church that may have been the location of the landmark Council of Nicaea, which was held in 325 B.C. and affirmed the deity of Christ.

    Mustafa Şahin, head of archaeology at Bursa Uludağ University, told Live Science that the church was found using aerial photographs. The church is buried underneath Lake Iznik near the town of Iznik, which formerly was known as Nicaea."

    https://www.christianheadlines.com/...s-this-the-site-of-the-council-of-nicaea.html

    "In A.D. 740, an earthquake destroyed the church, which later sank beneath the lake's surface, leaving the ruins submerged and forgotten until they were rediscovered, more than 1,600 years later.

    Before any of these riches are lost to history, Şahin and local government leader Alinur Aktaş have called for the site to be established as Turkey's first underwater archaeological museum."

    https://www.livescience.com/63498-ancient-church-hidden-in-turkey-lake.html
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2018
  2. DTK

    DTK Puritan Board Junior

    To be sure, I don't know squat about archaeology, but if as the caption reads this structure (church) was built in 390 A.D. (which I doubt they even know when it was built), then something is amiss, because the council of Nicaea convened in 325 A.D.
     
  3. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Sophomore

    Good catch. I posted this in a rush.
     
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