A MYSTERIOUS secret tunnel network unearthed in Israel could be the site where Christians believe Jesus turned water into wine.
The discovery could put an end to centuries of debate over where Christ performed his first miracle.
Pilgrims have long been flocking to Kafr Kanna — a town in northern Israel that some believe is built on top of the ancient settlement of Cana.
It was here in Cana that the Gospel of John says Jesus attended a wedding where the wine ran out.
He ordered the servants to fill the jugs with water — which then miraculously transformed into wine.
But now some archaeologists believe the Cana of Biblical times may be a dusty hillside five miles further north.
It is the former site of Khirbet Qana, a Jewish village between the years of 323 BC and AD 324 — where archaeologists have discovered a number of compelling clues.
Excavations there have revealed a network of tunnels used for Christian worship.
They are also marked with crosses and references to Kyrie Iesou — a Greek phrase meaning Lord Jesus.
And amazingly, an altar and a shelf hold the remains of a stone vessel with room for five more.
Six stone jars like this held the wine in the biblical account of the miracle.
Dr Tom McCollough, who is directing the excavations said there were three other sites with a credible claim to being the Cana of scripture.
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