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Gallilee is in Religious Terms.

Gallilee. A galilee is a chapel or porch at the west end of some churches. It is a type of, or synonymous with, Narthex.

Before 1195 Bishop Hugh de Puiset (age 70) commissioned the building of the Gallilee of Durham Cathedral [Map] which now contains the grave of the Venerable Bede among others.

Venerable Bede: In 673 he was born. Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 734. This year was the moon as if covered with blood; and Archbishop Tatwine (age 64) and Bede (age 61) departed this life; and Egbert was consecrated bishop. On 26 May 735 Venerable Bede (age 62) died.