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  • Woman found murdered near the Sea of Galilee

    12/21/2016 10:23:55 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/16 | Yoel Domb
    31-year-old Tehilla Nagar is the woman who was murdered Tuesday and whose body was found next to the road bypassing the Sea of Galilee, adjacent to the village of Migdal. The body exhibited signs of violence. Police placed a gag order on the murder investigation. "When we came to the place we found a young woman in her 20's with violent wounds inflicted on the upper part of her body. She was lying next to the road," said Meir Ashraf, an MDA paramedic who arrived on the scene. 'She was not breathing and after a few moments we determined that...
  • 2,000-year-old rural synagogue in Galilee may be similar to sites where Jesus taught

    08/20/2016 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 08.18.16 | Richard Gray for MailOnline
    Archaeologists unearthed the ruins of a synagogue near Mount TaborLimestone benches line the walls where worshippers would have sat It sits within a Jewish village thought to date back to the first century ADThe New Testament states Jesus visited village synagogues in Galilee  An unusual rural ancient synagogue that dates back to shortly after the time of Jesus has been unearthed in Galilee.  The rare find – a huge 29 feet long and 26 feet wide room with walls lined by limestone benches – promises to add weight to stories about Jesus in the Bible.  Most synagogues dating from around...
  • Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy (A Preserved Library from 1340BC discovered!)

    01/19/2003 11:04:10 AM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies · 375+ views
    UK Independent ^ | 19 January 2003 | By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • 40,000-Year-Old Grindstone Unearthed In Western Galilee Cave

    06/30/2016 9:00:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Tuesday June 28, 2016 | Yori Yalon, Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff
    Despite the often oppressive heat, summer is the main season for... excavations... Tenth-grade students volunteering on an Israel Antiquities Authority dig at a stalactite cave near Moshav Manot in the Western Galilee earlier in June discovered a 40,000-year-old grindstone... Lerer said that the grindstone was basalt, "which is created when lava erupts out of a volcano and is not indigenous to the Western Galilee area. It looks like [either] the raw material or the tool itself was brought here from the Lower Galilee by residents of the cave." The stalactite cave where the dig is underway was discovered in 2008,...
  • That's No Bottlecap! Hiker In Israel Finds Rare Gold Coin

    03/15/2016 9:40:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    npr ^ | Emily Harris
    Laurie Rimon spotted a gleam while on a hike in northern Israel with several friends. It turned out to be a gold coin so unusual, Israeli archaeologists say there is only one other one with the same symbols in the world. "It's extremely exciting," said Dr. Donald Ariel, an expert with the Israel Antiquities Authority, in comments released by the agency, which says the coin was struck by Roman Emperor Trajan in the year 107. "His gold coins are extremely rare." One side of the gold disc shows an image of Augustus, the founder of the Roman Empire more than...
  • Israeli hiker finds rare, 2,000-year-old gold coin

    03/15/2016 1:12:30 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM — Israel’s Antiquities Authority says a hiker has found a rare, nearly 2,000-year-old gold coin. The authority said Monday that the ancient coin appears to be only the second of its kind to have been found. It said London’s British Museum possesses the other coin. The coin, from the year A.D. 107, bears the image of Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire. It was minted as part of a series of coins honoring Roman rulers.
  • Did Jesus have a crew-cut? Lifestyles of ancient Israel's rich and famous

    12/12/2013 2:13:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    Haaretz ^ | December 10, 2013 | Miriam Feinberg Vamosh
    The city of Caesarea has been in the news recently, for the lavish lifestyle of certain contemporary residents. Yet the people of the seaside city also seem to have lived high on the hog in ancient history. Archaeologists have found surprisingly detailed records of sumptuous eating, drinking, dressing and housing customs of the wealthy – though it seems women only got to partake of the luxury within the home. Rich then was like rich now – a matter of means. In a discussion on “who is rich” in the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbat (25b), Rabbi Meir simply said a truly...
  • Jesus was son of an architect, book claims

    04/07/2010 7:19:43 AM PDT · by Palter · 109 replies · 1,677+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 02 April 2010 | Telegraph
    Jesus was the son of a middle-class, highly educated architect, according to a new book, which claims the previous belief that Joseph worked as a carpenter has distorted the Bible's meaning. The book- The Jesus Discovery- claims that Jesus rose to become the most senior Rabbi of his time, thus explaining how he was able to exert such influence and why his teachings became such a concern to the authorities. Author Dr Adam Bradford, who works as a GP, drew his conclusions after studying and comparing the original Greek and Hebrew scriptures, as well as using human psychology to analyse...
  • Israel: first Jesus-era house found in Nazareth

    12/21/2009 5:51:57 AM PST · by NYer · 21 replies · 1,167+ views
    Google ^ | December 21, 2009
    NAZARETH, Israel — Israeli archaeologists say they have uncovered remains of the first dwelling in Nazareth that can be dated back to the time of Jesus.They say the find sheds a new light on what Nazareth might have been like in Jesus' time — probably a small hamlet with about 50 houses populated by poor Jews.Archaeologist Yardena Alexandre of the Israel Antiquities Authority says remains of a wall, a hideout and a cistern were found after builders dug up a convent courtyard.Alexandre said Monday archeologists also found clay and chalk vessels used by Galilean Jews of the time — an...
  • Ancient Marble Figurine of a Roman Boxer Found in City Of David

    01/27/2009 9:53:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 754+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 1-27-09 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) Archaeologists have discovered an 1,800-year-old marble figurine of what is believed to be the head of a Roman boxer. The bust was found during excavations in the area of the Givati car park in the City of David, across the street from the Dung Gate leading to the Western Wall (Kotel). The figurine, which depicts the head of a man with a short, curly beard, is carved from pale yellow marble and might indicate the raw material came from Asia Minor, according to excavation directors Dr. Doron Ben-Ami and Yana Tchekhanovets. "The high level of finish on the figurine...
  • Hebrew U. archaeological excavations uncover Roman temple in Zippori (Sepphoris)

    08/11/2008 11:11:31 AM PDT · by decimon · 5 replies · 59+ views
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ^ | Aug 11, 2008 | Unknown
    Findings show signs of mixed city of Jews, pagans and ChristiansRuins of a Roman temple from the second century CE have recently been unearthed in the Zippori National Park in Israel. Above the temple are foundations of a church from the Byzantine period. The excavations, which were undertaken by the Noam Shudofsky Zippori Expedition led by of Prof. Zeev Weiss of the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, shed light on the multi-cultural society of ancient Zippori. The discovery indicated that Zippori, the Jewish capital of the Galilee during the Roman period, had a significant pagan population...
  • Jesus spoke Aramaic [Ecumenic]

    06/03/2008 7:55:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 95 replies · 222+ views
    Christusrex ^ | Autumn 1998 | Fr. Massimo Pazzini, O.F.M.
    A question arises time and again from prilgrims visiting the Holy Land: What was the language that Jesus spoke? They ask: What was the language of Palestine in the times of Jesus? What languages did Jesus speak? Were there any indications found in the Gospels? Palestine, given that it was always a crossroads for entire peoples in their spontaneous, and often times forced, migrations, was by necessity a multi-lingual land. It was a place where they spoke several languages at the same time. That is, in the times of Jesus, there were no less than two local languages spoken and...
  • 'Basic Instinct' Director Paul Verhoeven: Jesus Was Son of Mary, Rapist

    04/23/2008 8:48:15 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 104 replies · 179+ views
    Fox News website ^ | 4/23/08 | Paul Verhoeven
    <p>In his upcoming biography of Jesus, "Basic Instinct" director Paul Verhoeven will say that Jesus was probably the son of Mary and a Roman soldier who raped her during the Jewish uprising in Galilee, according to the Hollywood Reporter.</p> <p>Verhoeven also claims that Christ was not betrayed by Judas Iscariot.</p>
  • Archaeologists Find Ancient Israel Tunnels (used during revolt against Romans 66 to 70 A.D.)

    03/13/2006 6:55:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 907+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/13/06 | Laura Resnick - ap
    JERUSALEM - Underground chambers and tunnels used during a Jewish revolt against the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago have been uncovered in northern Israel, archaeologists said Monday. The Jews laid in supplies and were preparing to hide from the Romans during their revolt in A.D. 66-70, the experts said. The pits, which are linked by short tunnels, would have served as a concealed subterranean home. Yardenna Alexandre of the Israel Antiquities Authority said the find shows the ancient Jews planned and prepared for the uprising, contrary to the common perception that the revolt began spontaneously. "It definitely was not spontaneous,"...
  • Literacy in the Time of Jesus - Could His Words Have Been Recorded in His Lifetime?

    02/07/2006 10:41:13 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 27 replies · 1,140+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Society ^ | Jul/Aug 2003 | Alan Millard
    Literacy in the Time of Jesus Could His Words Have Been Recorded in His Lifetime? Sidebar: Writing Tablets Sidebar: Priceless Garbage How likely is it that someone would have written down and collected Jesus’ sayings into a book in Jesus’ lifetime? Several lines of evidence converge to suggest it is quite probable. The first factor to consider is how prevalent literacy was in Jesus’ time. Full literacy means being able to read and write proficiently, but degrees of literacy vary; people who can read, for example, may not be able to write. A common view is that of W.H....
  • Romans May Have Learned From Chinese Great Wall: Archaeologists

    12/20/2005 9:59:10 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 1,640+ views
    Romans may have learned from Chinese Great Wall: archaeologists The construction of the Roman Limes was quite possibly influenced by the concept of the Great Wall in China, though the two great buildings of the world are far away from each other, said archaeologists and historians. Although there is no evidence that the two constructions had any direct connections, indirect influence from the Great Wall on the Roman Limes is certain, said Visy Zsolt, a professor with the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology of the University of Pecs in Hungary. Visy made the remarks in an interview with Xinhua...
  • Top Ten New Testament Archaeological Finds of the Past 150 Years

    09/25/2004 9:41:10 PM PDT · by restornu · 21 replies · 515+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 09/23/2003 | By Ben Witherington III
    Mention archaeology to most people and they think of dramatic finds of artifacts that confirm or confute some cherished belief about antiquity or ancient history. The truth about archaeological explorations, however, is somewhat less dramatic and much more mundane most of the time. Rarely does one find something that relates to a specific person or a specific event. Most of the time one must be content with helping fill out the picture of the social world or context of some part of the ancient world—evidence of how people lived, what burial customs they followed, what sort of houses they built,...
  • Unearthed: The Humble Origins Of World Diplomacy (Hittites)

    01/18/2003 2:51:58 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 847+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-19-2003 | David Keys
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • Remarkable Discovery Could Push Back Human Agriculture by 11,000 Years

    09/15/2015 12:38:16 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    io9 ^ | 7/24/15 12:40pm | George Dvorsky
    Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered evidence of early cereal cultivation at a 23,000-year-old site in Galilee, effectively doubling the timespan humans are believed to have practiced farming.
  • At least six Syrians killed after Israeli military responds to rocket strikes

    08/21/2015 5:26:35 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 14 replies
    THE TELEGRaph ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Robert Tait
    Israeli strikes on Syria left up to six people died on Friday as Israel escalated its military response to four rockets landing on its territory a day earlier. Up to five men were killed in a car after it was struck while travelling near the frontier of the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the Syrian army said, in what appeared to be a second wave of Israeli retaliatory action following a series of late night raids on Thursday. Syrian state television said the strike had killed "five unarmed civilians", but hte UK-based Syrian Conservatory for Human Rights said the...