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  • Ancient Canaanites Imported Animals from Egypt

    06/25/2016 5:03:05 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Haaretz ^ | June 21, 2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    The ancient Canaanites living in Gath some 5,000 years ago weren't sacrificing their own livestock to appease the gods. They were importing animals from ancient Egypt, archaeologists have now proven. A donkey, as well as some sheep and goats whose remains were found in Early Bronze Age layers at Gath dating to 4900 years ago turn out to have been born and bred in the Nile valley.The discovery at the archaeological site of Tell el-Safi shows that animals were part of the extensive trading relations between the Old Kingdom of Egypt and Early Bronze Age Canaan (circa 2900-2500 BCE).... Until...
  • Tel Gezer Water System Built by Canaanites?

    11/23/2015 11:10:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | November 19, 2015 | Henry Curtis Pelgrift
    Gezer is mentioned in a well-known passage in the Hebrew Bible that states that Solomon used forced labor "to build the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, [and] Gezer" (1 Kings 9:15)... at Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer... most of the structures clearly belong to the Iron Age. In contrast, the water system at Tel Gezer has now been dated by project archaeologists to a much earlier period -- the MBA -- with a date as early as 2000 B.C... Gezer is also the site of massive fortifications and other structures dating to the MBA -- in addition to the Iron Age...
  • Pollen Study Points to Drought as Culprit in Bronze Age Mystery (Global Warming in Ancient Times)

    10/26/2013 6:42:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/24/2013 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    More than 3,200 years ago, life was abuzz in and around what is now this modern-day Israeli metropolis on the shimmering Mediterranean shore. To the north lay the mighty Hittite empire; to the south, Egypt was thriving under the reign of the great Pharaoh Ramses II. Cyprus was a copper emporium. Greece basked in the opulence of its elite Mycenaean culture, and Ugarit was a bustling port city on the Syrian coast. In the land of Canaan, city states like Hazor and Megiddo flourished under Egyptian hegemony. Vibrant trade along the coast of the eastern Mediterranean connected it all. Yet...
  • In first, imperial Roman legionary camp uncovered near Megiddo

    07/08/2015 7:22:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 56 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 7, 2015 | Ilan Ben Zion
    The remains of an imperial Roman legionary camp -- the only one of its kind ever to be excavated in Israel or in the entirety of the Eastern Empire from the second and third centuries CE -- have come to light at a dig near Megiddo, archaeologists said this week. Legio, a Roman site situated next to Tel Megiddo in northern Israel, served as the headquarters of the Sixth Legion Ferrata -- the Ironclad -- in the years following the Jewish Revolt, and would have helped keep order in the Galilee during the Bar Kochba Revolt in 132-135 CE... In...
  • Megiddo: A New Archaeological Find and True Christian Identity

    06/26/2014 6:30:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/26/14 | Bishop Arthur Serratelli
    One of the ancient world’s most important cities was Megiddo, dating from at least the 5th century B.C. Its location on a hill overlooking the Valley of Jezreel in modern day Israel gave it strategic importance in history. In former days, it controlled the passage between two military and trade routes. One connected Egypt to the lands of modern day Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. The other connected Jerusalem to modern day Lebanon that opened the way by sea, in ancient times, to Italy and Spain. Throughout history, battles were fought and blood shed for control of Megiddo. In fact,...
  • Finding the Ironsides: Evidence of the Roman legion military camp found in Israel

    08/25/2013 5:26:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    BAR ^ | 7/09/2013 | Robin Ngo
    For the first time, the camp of the Sixth Roman Legion may have been located. Analyzing an enhanced high-resolution satellite photo, archaeologist Yotam Tepper of the Israel Antiquities Authority, in collaboration with the Jezreel Valley Regional Project, identified what he believes to be the camp’s square-shaped boundary. The team conducted ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic testing and subsequently carried out excavations at the site. They uncovered the base of a battery or wall, a moat surrounding the camp, water pipes, a covered sewage channel, coins, tiles and a shingle decorated with the legion’s symbol. These discoveries seem to support Tepper’s identification...
  • Armageddon: Bringing It On

    05/20/2005 4:51:46 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 13 replies · 1,259+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | May 20, 2005 | Syed Saleem Shahzad
    Asia Times Online, Front Page May 20, 2005 ARMAGEDDON: BRINGING IT ON By Syed Saleem Shahzad "And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon [Har Megiddo]." - Revelation 16:16 KARACHI - A short sentence in an American magazine has managed to do what al-Qaeda has not been able to achieve since September 11, 2001 - inflame large sections of the Muslim world and reignite passions between Islam and the Christian West. A report in Newsweek that US military interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had desecrated the Koran - subsequently retracted - initially set off...
  • Armageddon Fortress May Hold Keys to History

    12/26/2010 9:43:25 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 23 replies · 2+ views
    AOL News ^ | Dec 26, 2010 | Matthew Kalman
    MEGIDDO, Israel -- The Book of Revelation says the biblical fortress of Armageddon will be the site of an apocalyptic battle between good and evil at the end of time. Scientists believe it could also be the place where time begins -- at least for archaeology. In a groundbreaking new project, scholars are using the rich archaeological remains that soar more than 50 feet above the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel to synchronize the clocks of the ancient world and create the first definitive calendar of human history. The word "Armageddon" comes from the Hebrew Har Megiddo, which means mountain...
  • A look at an ancient Barak

    04/17/2008 8:27:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 374+ views
    SouthJerseyLocalNews ^ | 4-17-08 | James Smart
    There is much discussion on the Web, radio talk shows, cable pundit programs and other disreputable sources about the name of Barack Obama, who has been soliciting votes hereabouts.Some folks are uneasy because his middle name is Hussein, the name of Muhammad's grandson, spiritual granddaddy of Shiite Muslims. Whether that is worrisome depends on what's in a name, as Ms. Juliet Capulet, a well-known Italian girl, liked to point out. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that my great-grandfather was Ishmael Smart, named for the Biblical chap the Arabs consider to be their founding father, so maybe...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Dead Baby Media

    06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, June 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    THE DEAD BABY MEDIA If the text on that one is too small for you, it's a CNN piece headlined, "Why the Syrian regime is killing babies." There's not much to add to that. The Syrian regime may be killing babies, but CNN killed journalism. With some help from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the BBC. Anyone who has spent time in the Middle East knows quite well that parading around dead bodies is part of the Muslim ceremony of rallying for the next attack. These aren't funerals, these are corpse parades and the corpses are often...
  • Unique Gold Earring Found in Intriguing Collection of Ancient Jewelry at Tel Megiddo

    05/22/2012 1:57:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | Monday, May 21, 2012 | Tel Aviv University
    Researchers from Tel Aviv University have recently discovered a collection of gold and silver jewelry, dated from around 1100 B.C., hidden in a vessel at the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel. One piece -- a gold earring decorated with molded ibexes, or wild goats -- is "without parallel," they believe. According to Prof. Israel Finkelstein of TAU's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures, the vessel was found in 2010, but remained uncleaned while awaiting a molecular analysis of its content. When they were finally able to wash out the dirt, pieces of...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (5/27/10) [Prayer]

    05/27/2010 5:42:33 AM PDT · by left that other site · 57 replies · 419+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/27/10 | left that other site
    Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem~The Prophet Joel Joel Chapter 3 1. For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2. I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 3. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they...
  • Homeland Security Report equates 'abortion opponents' with white supremacists

    04/14/2009 1:11:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 102 replies · 3,014+ views
    CNA ^ | April 14, 2009
    Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2009 / 02:28 pm (CNA).- According to a Homeland Security Report distributed to law enforcement organizations, abortion opponents are as great a threat to national security in the immediate future as white supremacists.The nine-page document was sent to police and sheriff's departments across the country on April 7 under the headline, "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." The report is unclassified, but is accompanied by a warning that says it “contains information that may be exempt from public release under the Freedom of Information Act.” The report was prepared...
  • Six Things You Should Know About the Homeland Security Report on ‘Rightwing Extremism’

    04/15/2009 12:23:25 PM PDT · by freespirited · 83 replies · 3,767+ views
    FOX News ^ | 04/15/09 | Andrew Napolitano
        Homeland Security Warns of Rise in Right-Wing ExtremismThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment”, dated April 7, 2009, is apparently an unclassified summary of a larger classified report.1.  The summary contains few proper names, has no footnotes of any significance, lists very few sources, and is drafted with a prejudice against anyone who criticizes the role of the federal government in our lives today. It lumps together in its definition of “rightwing extremism” hate groups, anti-government groups, and single issue groups “such as opposition...
  • PLANET JANET (DHS Secy's bizarrely paranoid rant--pack her back to Arizona)

    04/19/2009 2:52:50 PM PDT · by Liz · 89 replies · 3,451+ views
    NY POST ^ | 4/19/09 | EDITORIAL
    DHS Secy Napolitano's not backing down on what she insists was an accurate "assessment" of a "right-wing" terrorist threat---particularly slanderous of brave Americans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan-- saying only "to the extent veterans read it as an accusation, an apology is owed." Not good enough. The report was a bizarrely paranoid rant. Which is why her agency's own civil-rights division raised red flags over some of the language-- Napolitano released it anyway and defends her agency's paranoid warning that right-wing crazies are poised to launch a coup d'etat----she points to a similar DHS report on left-wingers. But that...
  • War on 'right-wing extremists'

    04/20/2009 7:57:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies · 590+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/20/09 | Joseph Farah
    It's not al-Qaida that has the Department of Homeland Security on edge. It's not Hezbollah that has the Barack Obama administration on guard. It's not Hamas that has the Feds working overtime on intelligence and security. Once again, it's the vast right-wing conspiracy. Here we go, again. A newly unclassified report from Homeland Security, sent to police stations and other law enforcement agencies around the country, says the big threat of domestic violence in the U.S. comes from "right-wing extremists." Yes, we've been here before. President Clinton's White House and FBI were out looking for right-wing extremists plotting evil deeds...
  • That "Rightwing Extremism" Report

    04/21/2009 9:22:02 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 19 replies · 813+ views
    Dear Republicans, Do you regret creating the Department of Homeland Security yet? Are you ready to apologize? That's the first thing I thought when I read that DHS report. Like an earlier report from the Missouri Information Analysis Center report that instructed law enforcement personnel to watch for cars with Ron Paul or Libertarian Party stickers, it has the right in something of an uproar. As you may know, the report warns law enforcement agencies that there "may" be a rebirth of right wing violence. It warns, among other things, that returning veterans could be turning violent. Another passage that...
  • ‘Rightwing Extremism' Document Is Alarming

    04/22/2009 1:13:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 1,079+ views
    The Kitsap Sun ^ | April 22, 2009 | Pam Dzama
    As I read about funding over various budget items, I wonder if legislators really understand what's important anymore. Debating financing over community centers, historical societies and theaters seems quaint. By comparison, losing focus on real priorities, squandering precious tax dollars and incurring trillions of dollars of debt will eventually destroy our country. Governments at all levels are struggling to close budget gaps. Their jobs would be easier if they applied a "Priority of Government" approach to all decisions. For Kitsap County, that should entail actively acknowledging the principles included in the county commissioners' mission statement: "Kitsap County government exists to...
  • "NAPO" is the new Reno !!

    04/22/2009 5:46:11 PM PDT · by starlight · 9 replies · 347+ views
    Referring to T.L.Sink's post: "... gang violence, particularly from Hispanic gangs like MS-13 and the Latin Kings. A great majority of these gangs are illegal aliens ..." , other than the Michael Savage lawsuit against NAPO, it seems like nothing else is being done to force this disgrace to step down ... instead of focusing on the illegals who are flooding up here, further franchising the MS-13 gangs, she is more concerned about spitting in the face of our Vets, putting them on the level of a suspected terrorist or a Timothy McVey. Is this country going totally upside down,...
  • DHS picks new chief for intelligence office (resp for extremist memo??)

    04/23/2009 4:49:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies · 3,277+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/23/2009 | Audrey Hudson
    The head of the Homeland Security agency responsible for a controversial report that suggested veterans were being recruited to commit terrorist acts in the U.S. is being replaced by a former FBI and CIA official. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced in a statement late Thursday afternoon that the White House intends to nominate Phillip Mudd as undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis. Mr. Mudd is a 24-year career FBI official, who currently serves as the associate executive assistant director of the Bureau's national security branch. He replaces Roger Mackin, who was appointed to the post in September by then-Secretary Michael...