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Byzantine basilica with graves of female ministers and baffling mass burials found in Israel (www.haaretz.com)

The 1,600-year-old church gave rare prominence to clergywomen and the later mass graves at the site may be evidence of a pandemic that crippled the Byzantine Empire, archaeologists say.

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