The Media Line and Catholic News agency both reported on an ancient Christian site dug up in Abu Dhabi. It’s now open to tourists and pilgrims, “offering … a rare glimpse into the Islamic emirate’s often-forgotten Christian past.”
This is welcome news — and stands in stark contrast to the situation in other lands. A month ago, Jim Davila commented on an eye-opening essay at Huffington Post, Sabria Jawhar’s Saudis Struggle With How to Treat Pre-Islamic Artifacts Unearthed in Saudi Arabia. Apparently, when relics of early Judaism and Christianity are found in Saudi Arabia, they’re often destroyed.