Was there a church in Mecca? Chiselled stonework with "Christian figure" discovered at holy site in Yemen

Was there a church in Mecca Chiselled stonework with 'Christian figure' discovered at holy site in Yemen Stone carving found in Zafar, some 581 miles to the south of MeccaThought to have been made in the era of the Prophet Muhammad, in 530ADArchaeologist Paul Yule concluded that Zafar was centre of a 772,000 sq mile Arab territory that exerted influence all the way to Mecca | UPDATED: 23:59 GMT, 29 December 2012 An Archaeologist has discovered what he believes to be the ruins of a buried Christian empire in the highlands of Yemen. The find has led to theories that there may have once been a Christian church in Mecca. A stone carving of a Christian figure was found in Zafar, some 581 miles south of the Holy City, and is thought to have been made in the era of the Prophet Muhammad.