Cave Under Church In Israel Could Contain Remains Of Famous Old Testament Prophet

02.03.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Archaelogists found a 15-hundred year old church in Israel on Wednesday. Located in the Judean hills southwest of Jerusalem, it has an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks, and dates back to the Byzantine church, about 4 to 700 years after Christ's death. It will be visible only for another week before archaeologists cover it again with soil for its own protection. Stone steps lead down from the floor of church to a small burial cave, which scholars suggest might have been the burial place of the Old Testament prophet Zecharia. Archaelogists say the church will remain covered until funding is obtained to open it as a tourist site. Look here to see the photos.