Head of the Real Estate Department of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem,Priest Baret Yeretsyan, announced that important antiquities were discovered during the renovation of the Armenian Garden in Jerusalem, which need to be studied in detail. Regionmonitor.com writes about this.
One of the valuable finds is the big khachkar, which dates back to the 12th century or earlier. It is a typical Armenian cross with the inscription “Lord Jesus, remember”, below is an Armenian flowering cross, as well as grape signs.
A mosaic was also found, judging by the style, probably from the Byzantine period. The mosaics are located in the remains of buildings, the date of which is not yet clear. Copper coins from the Byzantine and (or) Mamluk periods were also found.
Thus, the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem shows its early Armenian presence and pilgrimage to Jerusalem.