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  • King Herod's Tomb a Mystery Yet Again

    10/19/2013 6:37:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    LiveScience ^ | October 16, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    Documents from the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus suggest Herod was buried at the Herodium, laid out on a gold bed draped with opulent fabrics, and thronged by the entire army and a massive funerary procession, said Joseph Patrich, an archaeologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. But Herod's exact burial place remained a mystery for thousands of years. Then, in 2007, archaeologist Ehud Netzer announced he had discovered the king's final resting place. The tomb was a 32-by-32-foot (10 by 10 meters) building with a pointy roof and three coffins. One of these coffins, an intricately carved red stone, was...
  • Stuck between Israel and PA, key archaeological site neglected [Sebastia]

    07/28/2013 10:31:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 3, 2013 | Daniela Berretta
    Ancient Israelite capital Sebastia, site of important Roman and Crusader ruins, lies unprotected because of security situation. The ancient town of Sebastia is one of the major archaeological sites of the Holy Land, with its overlapping layers of history dating back nearly 3,000 years. But today the hilltop capital of biblical kings, later ruled by Roman conquerors, Crusaders and Ottomans, is marred with weeds, graffiti and garbage. Caught between conflicting Israeli and Palestinian jurisdictions, the site has been largely neglected by both sides for the past two decades. Beyond the decay, unauthorized diggers and thieves have taken advantage of the...
  • In Search of Herod’s Tomb

    01/02/2011 5:26:06 PM PST · by STD · 38 replies
    Biblical Archeological Review ^ | 10/25/10 | By Ehud Netzer
    On October 25, 2010, archaeologist and friend Ehud Netzer fell while working at Herodium, injuring his neck and back. He died from his injuries two days later. Obituary.—Ed. During the 38 years since I began working at Herodium, Herod’s luxurious desert retreat, this architectural masterpiece has yielded many treasures, but none more exciting than the 2007 discovery of Herod’s elusive tomb. Some still question this identification, but more recent discoveries confirm my initial conclusion. Today, I have no doubt of it.
  • Palin and the Leftist Elites

    05/04/2010 12:59:07 AM PDT · by militanttoby · 128 replies · 2,268+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 04, 2010 | Mark W. Hendrickson
    Sarah Palin is one of the most intriguing (and polarizing) personalities to emerge on the national political stage in a long time. The way that many conservatives embrace her and many liberals vilify her illustrates in microcosm the yawning political divide in America today. We can draw insights about Palin's significance in America today from a trio of three markedly disparate historical figures: Ronald Reagan, the late Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises, and the Gospel of Matthew's King Herod. The connection between Sarah Palin and Ronald Reagan is fairly simple and straightforward. They share conservative convictions and a special gift...
  • Tale of 2 men

    01/25/2010 11:47:11 PM PST · by kathsua · 1 replies · 251+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 1/24/10 | JOHN FRANCIS BORRA
    Late last month, while preparing a post to my pro-life blog about the Feast of the Holy Innocents, I came across the image of an ancient stone carving of Herod the Great. I was struck by how closely it resembles Barack Obama! Indeed, the similarity between these two leaders might be amusing if it ended there. Unfortunately, it doesn't. During his violent rise to power, Herod enjoyed the backing of the Roman Empire, returning favor for favor; as an aspiring state legislator, Obama enjoyed the backing of the abortion industry, voting repeatedly to legalize infanticide. The Roman army brought Herod...
  • Giuliani Plans to Publicly Embrace Abortion Rights [Rudy declares war on conservatism]

    05/09/2007 7:17:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 455 replies · 10,001+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 10, 2007 | By ADAM NAGOURNEY and MARC SANTORA
    After months of giving ambiguous signals on abortion, Rudolph W. Giuliani is planning to offer a forthright affirmation of his support for abortion rights in public forums, television appearances and interviews in the coming days, despite potential consequences among some conservative voters already wary of his views, aides said yesterday. At the same time, Mr. Giuliani’s campaign — seeking to accomplish the unusual task of persuading the Republican Party to nominate an abortion rights supporter as its presidential candidate — is eyeing a path to the nomination that would try to de-emphasize the early states in which abortion opponents wield...