"Church in Laodicea" has been located with underground radar signals -- The structure is in its basic and original state.
Ankara (kath.net/KAP) Archeologists have found the so-called "Seventh Church of Asia" from the biblical testimony of St. John. Turkish Minister of Culture, Ertugrul Gunay said for the Turkish press service [Tuesday] upon a visit to the excavation.
The antique city Ladoicea [Laodikeia on Lykos today's Cürüksu Cayi] in the city of Phrygia mentioned in the cryptic Apocalypse at the end of the New Testament mentioned as the place of the seventh Christian church [Apocalyse: 3,14-22]. Each of the seven churches [kath.net says 'communities'] - Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardes, Philadelphia and Laodicea -- thus contains an epistle to the baptized.
According to reports of the dig's director Celal Simsek the Church was located with subterranean radar. The structure is in its basic and original state.
Minister Gunay spoke after a field inspection of the exciting find. He announced that he would present further digs in the Summer for the world press.
The city of Laodicea was also the location of the Council of Laodicea in the 4th Century.
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