The remains of a fifth century Byzantine church were unveiled in Gaza after a three-year restoration project.
Gaza’s Hamas rulers touted how they are embracing their “Christian brothers.”
The remains of a church and a monastery were first discovered in Jabalia, a city in northern Gaza, in 1997.
The church floor is adorned with what Hamas officials described as “rare” mosaics, including depictions of animals, hunting scenes and palm trees.
Visitors can now gaze at the mosaics from newly-built elevated wooden walkways.
Gaza’s tourism ministry said the church’s original walls were adorned with religious texts written in ancient Greek, dating from the era of Emperor Theodosius II.