Mysterious artifact discovered at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity
A mysterious religious artifact has surfaced during renovations at Bethlehem’s famous Church of the Nativity, officials say.
According to the Times of Israel, the artifact is made of brass, silver, shells and stones. It was covered in plaster and found near a window in the church thatreportedly was built by Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena in the fourth century. Although officials confirmed that the artifact has been cleaned up, it is not on display, and there are no images of it as yet.