World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

House of Saint Ananias

Article Id: WHEBN0017955461
Reproduction Date:

Title: House of Saint Ananias  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Damascus, Havana Cafe, Marjeh Square, Far' Falastin, Bab al-Salam
Collection: Buildings and Structures Inside the Walled City of Damascus, Churches in Damascus
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

House of Saint Ananias

House of Saint Ananias
Inside the Chapel of Saint Ananias
Basic information
Location Damascus, Syria
Affiliation Melkite
Architectural description
Architectural type Church

The House of Saint Ananias (also called Chapel of Saint Ananias) (Arabic: كنيسة القديس حنانيا‎) is an ancient underground structure in Damascus, Syria, that is alleged to be the remains of the home of Ananias of Damascus, where Ananias baptized Saul (who became Paul the Apostle).[1] Archaeological excavations in 1921 found the remains of a Byzantine church from the 5th or 6th century CE, adding physical evidence to support local tradition that the chapel has an early-Christian origin.[2] The building is at the end of the Street Called Straight near the Bab Sharqi (Eastern Gate). As of 2005, the structure was still in use as a church.[3]


  1. ^ Saint Ananias Chapel
  2. ^
  3. ^ - Christian Sites in Damascus - Habeeb Salloum

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.