New archeological discoveries, the different traditions and events of a multicultural land, and encounters with the other two monotheistic faiths: Judaism and Islam… get to know in greater depth the cultural and religious richness of this land...
Archaeological discoveries and social projects in Bethany
16 February 2017
Restoration work of the tomb of Lazarus and different projects organized by the Association Pro Terra Sancta, in support of the local community.
An ancient village with a long history. In Bethany, in the heart of Samaria, according to the Gospels, Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead. Since then, the place which witnessed that miracle, the tomb that, 2,000 years later, still shows traces, has been transformed countless times, marking a major archaeological and artistic history.
Association Pro Terra Sancta
“The present church, a church of the 50s, was built by architect Barluzzi, but there are traces of the many previous churches: the Byzantine church, the Crusade church, the Monastery of the Benedictines. [...]