New Archaeological findings at the “Armenian Garden” in  Jerusalem

Pic - © Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Pic – © Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

OCP News Service – 29/3/21

Holy Land-Jerusalem: A large stone Khatchkar (Armenian cross-stone) was excavated during the renovation work held at the Armenian Garden in Jerusalem, a property of the Armenian Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

An inscription was found at the bottom of the cross, which read “Lord Jesus, remember..” in the Armenian language. It has detailed engravings, showing an Armenian flowering cross as well as grape motifs. Mosaic floors were also excavated during the renovation process. The excavated items were sent for further research and readings.

OCP News Service