Archeologists discover mosque from when Islam touched base in blessed land

Specialists gauge the mosquer goes back to the seventh to eighth hundreds of years

Uncommon to discover place of supplication so old whose assembly is probably going to have been neighborhood ranchers

RAHAT, Israel: Archeologists in Israel have found the remaining parts of one of the world’s most established provincial mosques, worked around the time Islam touched base in the heavenly land, they said on Thursday.

The Israel Antiquities Authority evaluates that the mosque, revealed in front of new development in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert, goes back to the seventh to eighth hundreds of years.

There are huge mosques known to be from that period in Jerusalem and in Makkah however it is uncommon to discover a place of supplication so old whose assembly is probably going to have been nearby ranchers, the artifacts specialist said.

Uncovered at the site were the remaining parts of an outside mosque — a rectangular structure, about the size of a solitary vehicle carport, with a petition specialty confronting south toward Makkah.

“This is probably the most punctual mosque known from the earliest starting point of the entry of Islam in Israel, after the Arab triumph of 636 C.E.,” said Gideon Avni of the relics specialist.

“The revelation of the town and the mosque in its region are a critical commitment to the investigation of the historical backdrop of the nation during this tempestuous period.”

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