Buried Christian empire sheds new light on early Islam

Washington, Dec 30: A figure chiseled in stone that apparently stems from the era of the Prophet has been found in Yemen, and has sparked a number of questions about if there was ever a church in Mecca.

Paul Yule, an archaeologist from the southwestern German city of Heidelberg, has uncovered the 1.70 meters tall relief, in Zafar, some 930 kilometers south of Mecca.

The relief depicts a man with chains of jewellery, curls and spherical eyes.

Yule has dated the image to the time around 530 Ad.

He concluded that Zafar was the centre of an Arab tribal confederation, a realm that was two million square kilometres large.
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