Ever wondered where Jesus' most loyal followers – his 12 disciples – came from? Archaeologists in Israel believe they've discovered the lost city of Jesus' disciples, where Peter, Andrew, and Philip lived, and it's called el-Araj today. Referred to as "Bethsaida" in the New Testament, it is also possibly the location of Jesus' miracle of the loaves and fishes. But was el-Araj Bethsaida?
Scholars don't universally agree, of course, but new archeological evidence points to the affirmative. Since physical proof of crucixion has also been uncovered in Isreal, now, archaeologists have to answer another question: Where are the disciples buried?
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