Courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority

After looters attempted to rob the site of Horvat Midras, archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority excavated this fifth–seventh-century church with its beautifully preserved mosaics. The church also featured eight magnificent marble columns in the nave leading to a raised bema and a semicircular apse. Under a back room next to the apse, excavators uncovered a vacant tomb. Is this the church described by Byzantine Christians as marking the burial place of the Biblical prophet Zechariah? Is this his tomb?