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Remnants of mosque from earliest decades of Islam found in Israel

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Archaeologists say foundations excavated in Tiberias are of a mosque built around 670AD

Archaeologists in Israel say they have discovered the remnants of an early mosque believed to date to the earliest decades of Islam during an excavation in the northern city of Tiberias.

The foundations of the mosque, excavated just south of the Sea of Galilee by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, point to its construction roughly a generation after the death of the prophet Mohammad, making it one of the earliest Muslim houses of worship to be studied by archaeologists.

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