Archaeologists think they have found the place where Christians believe
According to the Gospel of John, Jesus changed water into wine during the Wedding in Cana. For hundreds of years pilgrims have been traveling to Kafr Kanna, a city in the north of Israel, where they found the 20th-century church & # 39; wedding church & # 39; visit. But the true location has long been discussed – and now archaeologists believe that the Cana of biblical times can be a dusty hill eight miles to the north.
It is the former site of Khirbet Qana, a Jewish village between 323 BC and 324 AD, where archaeologists have discovered a number of convincing clues. Excavations have revealed a network of tunnels used for Christian worship, marked with crosses and references to
Dr. Tom McCollough, who directs excavations on the site, said there were three other sites with a credible claim to be the Cana of Scripture. "But none has the ensemble of evidence that is such a convincing argument for Khirbet Qana.We have discovered a large Christian worship cave complex that was used by Christian pilgrims who worshiped the water-to-wine miracle. used from the end of the fifth or early sixth century and was still used by pilgrims in the 12th-century crusader period, text from this period describing what pilgrims did and saw when they came to Cana