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  • New archaeological finds challenge ideas of prehistoric Israel

    05/10/2015 1:27:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Iyyar 18, 5775 | Nir Hasson
    Remains from three prehistoric periods were found in the dig. The oldest have been dated to about 7,000 years ago. during the Pottery Neolithic period. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority also found a fired ceramic clay figurine of a full-figured woman. The discovery brings the number of sites at which similar figures from the period have been found to nine, mostly around Sha'ar Hagolan. Of the 163 such figurines found so far, two were found elsewhere -- one in Lod and the other at Horvat Ptora, a site near Kiryat Gat and the one found now as said, in...
  • 1,700 year old Footprints of the Builders of the Lod Mosaic Exposed

    10/14/2009 5:32:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 686+ views
    1,700 year old Footprints of the Builders of the Lod Mosaic Exposed Press Release Wednesday, October 14, 2009 www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14 The Footprints of the Builders of the Lod Mosaic were Exposed While removing the mosaic from the ground, Israel Antiquities Authority conservators were surprised to discover 1,700 year old foot and sandal prints beneath it Head of the Israel Antiquities Authority Art Conservation Branch, "It's exciting. This is the first time I have ever encountered personal evidence such as this under a mosaic". Step by step, piece by piece, the conservation experts of the Israel Antiquities Authority detached the Lod mosaic...
  • Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel

    04/16/2014 12:03:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014 | Waddesdon Manor (source)
    One of the oldest surviving complete Roman mosaics dating from 1,700 years ago, a spectacular discovery made in Lod in Israel, will go on show at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, UK... from 5 June – 2 November 2014. Measuring eight metres long and four metres wide, and in exceptional condition, the Lod mosaic depicts a paradise of birds, animals, shells and fishes, including one of the earliest images of a rhinoceros and a giraffe, richly decorated with geometric patterns and set in lush landscapes.Ancient city of LyddaThe mosaic was accidentally discovered in 1996, during highway construction work in the Israeli...
  • US court fines N. Korea over 1972 Israel terror attack

    07/21/2010 5:17:18 AM PDT · by cll · 14 replies · 1+ views
    YNet Israel News ^ | 7/21/2010
    Most victims of Lod Airport massacre were Puerto Rican pilgrims. Now, American court orders Pyongyang to pay $378 million to families as compensation Ynet 7/21/2010 Israel news [The United States District Court in Puerto Rico] has ordered North Korea to pay $378 million compensation to the families of those killed in the 1972 terror attack on Lod Airport (now known as Ben Gurion International Airport). The plaintiffs claimed that Pyongyang funded the training of the terrorists involved in the attack. South Korean news agency Yonhap reported that Justice Francisco A. Besosa of the US District Court in Puerto Rico ruled...
  • Israeli legal group sues North Korea over 1972 terror attack

    02/14/2010 12:27:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 435+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 02/14/11 | Zohar Blumenkrantz
    Israeli legal group sues North Korea over 1972 terror attack By Zohar Blumenkrantz An Israeli human rights organization is filing a lawsuit against North Korea over a 1972 terrorist attack at Ben-Gurion International Airport that left more than 20 people dead and over 50 wounded, Haaretz has learned. The attack, known as the Lod Airport massacre, was carried out by three members of the Japanese Red Army on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The victims included 16 Christian pilgrims from Puerto Rico, and Israeli professor and biophysicist Aharon Katzir. While two of the terrorists were...
  • Footprints found under ancient mosaic

    10/14/2009 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 647+ views
    JPost ^ | October 14, 2009 | By JAMIE ROMM
    While they may not have been the markings of a pair of Naot sandals, Israel Antiquities Authority conservators discovered footprints over 1,700 years-old, under the Lod Mosaic and at least one print resembling a modern sandal. Head of the Israel Antiquities AuthorityArt Conservation Branch Jacques Neguer said that when removing a section of a mosaic it is customary to clean its bedding, and study the material from which it is made and the construction stages and during that process, they found the footprints under the mosaic. "We look for drawings and sketches that the artists made in the plaster and...
  • Ancient Artisans' Footprints Discovered Beneath Lod Mosaic

    10/14/2009 8:54:53 PM PDT · by bogusname · 12 replies · 616+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/14/09 | Hana Levi Julian
    The ancient footprints of the artisans who built a stunning 1,700-year-old mosaic floor in Lod were discovered recently, when conservators from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) were in the process of detaching the huge work of art from the ground. As the conservation experts worked on the plaster bedding to be done before detaching the mosaic, they were surprised to notice there were ancient foot and sandal prints beneath it. Clearly, the builders that had worked on the floor sometimes wore their sandals, and sometimes worked in their bare feet...
  • Israeli Arabs Plan Mass-Mourning of Israel's Founding in Lod

    05/07/2006 5:14:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 576+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | May 07, '06 | Ezra HaLevi
    There is opposition to a plan by Israeli Arabs to march in the center of the Israeli city of Lod to mourn the "catastrophe" of Israel's creation. Residents of Lod filed a request with Lod Police Commander Amichai Eshed to prevent a public observance in the city on May 15th (the anniversary of the end of the British Mandate) of Al-Nakba – which is Arabic for "The Catastrophe," a reference to the founding of the State of Israel. They wrote in their letter that, "Nakba Day testifies more than anything to the disloyalty of Palestinians in Israel to the right...