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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:24 AM

New Year for the Trees, New Life for Ancient Forgotten Beams
 
January 31, 2018
 
"Happy Tu B’Shevat! Today is the Jewish new year for the trees which is celebrated annually on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Customs vary, but many Jews will eat a new fruit they haven’t tried before or eat one (or all!) of the seven species described as plentiful in the land of Israel (wheat, barley, grapes (vines), figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates (honey) (Deut. 8:8)). Growing up in America, my family often sent money to plant trees in Israel through our synagogue and I’m pretty sure we read, “The Lorax” every year as well."
 


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:26 AM

The Antonia Fortress
 
A guard to the real Temple Mount in Jerusalem
 
Leen Ritmeyer 
 
February 05, 2018
 
“One of my readers, Daniel Wright, commented on my previous blog: “Once again Leen, I would like to thank you for addressing the persistent “temple location” confusion. I frequently get questioned as to my point of view on the “City of David” location theory. Directing the inquisitive to your blog is a real asset. It is important and useful to remind readers that you worked directly for Dr. Benjamin Mazar and you were also a contemporary of Ernest L. Martin, as both of you were there in Jerusalem during the same timeframe. Your personal involvement with Mazar’s team as these things were discovered, and your role as archaeological illustrator make you a primary authority on this topic. I am grateful that you continue to publish materials that address this needless controversy.”
 


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

Rare Greek Inscription and Colorful 1,800-Year-Old Mosaic Uncovered at Caesarea
 
Discovered during excavations under a commercial structure from the Byzantine period, the finding is hailed for its exceptionally high quality
 
By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN
 
8 February 2018, 12:39 pm 
 
 
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WATCH: RARE 1,800-YEAR-OLD ROMAN MOSAIC UNCOVERED IN ISRAEL

BY DANIEL K. EISENBUD   FEBRUARY 8, 2018 10:35  
 
"Discovery of 1,800-year-old antiquity part of largest conservation and reconstruction project ever undertaken in Israel."
 


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:38 AM

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FEBRUARY 9, 2018 / 3:46 AM / 2 DAYS AGO
 
Israeli Archaeologists Unearth 1,800-Year-Old Mosaic
 
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:43 AM

Ancient Coin Profiles – Goddess Tanit on Carthaginian Gold & Silver 1 1/2 Shekel
 
By CoinWeek IQ - February 8, 2018
 
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Carthage
 
"At its peak, the ancient North African city of Carthage rivaled the Eternal City of Rome for military and economic control of the western Mediterranean Sea.
 
Today, its ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the suburbs of the Tunisian capital."

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:45 AM

Ancient History with New Virtual Reality
 
Lithodomos VR allows visitors to the Jewish Museum of Australia to place themselves in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, says curator Eleni Papavasileiou
 
01 February 2018
 
"Strap on your goggles, because virtual reality has arrived at the Jewish Museum of Australia."

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 01:25 AM

Israel: An Archaeological Journey 
 
A First Temple Period Palatial Estate Near Jerusalem?
 
Discoveries at Ein Hanniya and their Iron Age palatial context
 
Samuel Pfister   •  02/13/2018
 
"Following a tumultuous end to the Bronze Age that saw the abandonment of urban centers and mass migrations of populations, the advent of the Iron Age witnessed the emergence of a newly settled landscape ..."
 


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:39 PM

New Video on Lachish Excavation
 
Posted on February 14, 2018 by Luke Chandler
 
"If you are interested in Archaeology and the Bible, and especially if you’re curious what it’s like to join a dig, a new video is available for your enjoyment. The video covers recent work at biblical Lachish and was created by Bob Henry and Rachel Martin, a couple that participated in recent excavations there. Lachish is one of the most important sites in Israel with major discoveries, old and new, that illuminate our understanding of the Bible and its times."

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:47 PM

A Crusader-Era High Altar Resurfaces in Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher
 
This reminder of centuries-old history was sitting in plain sight all along
 
By Andrew Lawler
 
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February 16, 2018
 
"For decades it was known only as the “graffiti stone.” Leaning against a wall in a shadowy corner of Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher, the big blank rock the size of a dining-room table invited scribbling by passing pilgrims and tourists."
 


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:03 AM

In Find of Biblical Proportions, Seal of Prophet Isaiah Said Found in Jerusalem
 
Chanced upon near a seal identified with King Hezekiah, a tiny clay piece may be the first-ever proof of the prophet, though a missing letter leaves room for doubt
 
By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN
 
22 February 2018, 7:00 am
 
 
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A Seal Impression of Isaiah the Prophet
 
 
PaleoJudaica.com
 
A Bulla of Isaiah (the Prophet?)
 

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
 
Possible Seal Impression of the Prophet Isaiah Discovered in Jerusalem

 

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:07 AM

CAESAREA, ISRAEL
 
Caesarea Maritima Mithraeum
 
An ancient underground cultic temple where sunlight penetrates on the summer solstice. 
 
"In Caesarea Maritima you can dive in the Mediterranean Sea and explore the underwater archaeological remains of one of the ancient world wonders, the harbor built by Herod—yes, that Herod—in 13 BC. The city of Caesarea was the wealthy and cosmopolitan capital of the Roman province of Judaea. There, Jews, Samaritans, Romans, Greeks, and Syrians lived and did business more or less pacifically for centuries, before the city was conquered and destroyed."

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:39 AM

Babatha & the Role of Women in the 2nd Century
 
Exploring the mysterious 2nd-Century find in the Cave of Letters.
 
by Dr. Henry Abramson
 
February 17, 2018
 
"Nearly two thousand years ago, a Judean woman hiding from Roman soldiers buried her most precious legal documents in a cave. Discovered by an Israeli archaeologist, Babatha's archive reveals a vivid portrait of the life of a second-century woman."
 


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:40 AM

Galilee Gardener Digs up Medieval Ring Bearing Smiling St. Nicholas
 
700-year-old bronze band is emblazoned with image of patron saint of pilgrims, whose reputation for gift-giving turned him into Santa Claus in Christian West
 
By SUE SURKES
 
26 February 2018, 1:27 pm 
 


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:49 AM

OPHEL EXCAVATION DIRECTOR DISCUSSES BIBLICAL DISCOVERIES, TEMPLE MOUNT
 
“The Ophel was built by King Solomon in the 10th century, and it was the biblical equivalent of an acropolis in Jerusalem where royalty ruled from.”
 
BY DANIEL K. EISENBUD   FEBRUARY 26, 2018 19:35  
 


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:50 AM

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Biblical Archaeology Review 44:2, March/April May/June 2018
 
Is This the Prophet Isaiah’s Signature?
 
By Eilat Mazar
 


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:51 AM

Previously Unknown Stretch of 2,500-year-old Incense Route Found in Israel's Negev Desert
 
"The path of the overland trading route from southern Arabia to Gaza was known to researchers, but they thought this 7-kilometer stretch lay elsewhere"
 
Nir Hasson and Ruth Schuster Feb 25, 2018 8:13 PM
 


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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:53 AM

Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April May/June 2018
 
Volume 44 | Number 2
 
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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:55 AM

ASOR Photographs of the 1952 Qumran Caves’ Expedition

 

"Following the excavations of Cave 1Q (originally designated as the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls Cave’, ‘Qumran Cave’, or ‘Ain Feshkha Cave’) in 1949 and the Murabba’at caves in January-February 1952, a new cave with manuscript fragments was discovered by local Bedouin and manuscript materials were put up for sale by Khalil Iskander Shahin (Kando), an antiquities dealer in Bethlehem. The Director of the Department of Antiquities in Jordan, Gerald Lankester Harding, went with William L. Reed, Director of the American School of Oriental Research (ASOR), Dominique Barthélemy, from the École Biblique et  Archéologique Française (ÉBAF), and Joseph Saad, from the Palestine Archaeological Museum (PAM), to identify this cave, which was subsequently designated as Cave 2Q."

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 03:56 AM

IN PHOTOS Vanishing Dead Sea - a Hermit Haven
 
"It’s sunset at the Dead Sea, where the New Age melds with a biblical vista in danger of becoming a paradise lost"
 
By Reuters Feb 28, 2018
 





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