Burial of Nestorian Christians discovered in China

Beijing, January 20, 2014

Scientists have discovered an early burial with remains of Nestorian Christians in the Chinese province of Henan, in a niche of the rock, situated in the famous Longmen grotto near the town of Loyang, reports the KIPA agency with the reference to the Ucanews Catholic news source from Asia.

A cross is engraved in a niche near the site where human bones and ashes were laid. This is probably the oldest Christian site on the territory of China.

Nestorianism penetrated into this country about 635, but in 845 it was banned on the territory of China.


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