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  • 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...
  • `Impressive' villa mosaic unearthed near Caesarea

    04/18/2005 6:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 753+ views
    Haaretz ^ | April 17, 2005 | Amiram Barkat
    A 500-square-meter mosaic depicting an intricate design of flamingos, peacocks, ducks and other animals that adorned the floor of a fifth-century C.E. villa, was unearthed recently on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean near Caesarea. Parts of the floor were first discovered in the 1950s by archaeologist Shmuel Yeivin. However, it was not fully excavated at the time due to budgetary constraints. This time, after an initial week-long excavation by Dr. Yosef Porat and Peter Gendelman of the Israel Antiquities Authority, the authority refused to continue the dig, citing a lack of funds. The Caesarea Development Corporation has agreed to pay...
  • 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...
  • Mozilla clarifies, defends Firefox ad position

    02/17/2014 4:12:46 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 55 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 14 February 2014 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    The surprising news that Mozilla would start placing a limited number of ads on Firefox's new tabs page, Directory Tiles, still has some users annoyed. Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation explained and defended the Foundation's new ad program, but many supporters remain unconvinced.Mitchell Baker, the chair of the Mozilla Foundation, explained and defended the new ads in the Firefox Web browserAccording to Baker, previous attempts to add advertisement content to Firefox had been rejected by the Firefox user community. Baker described these as "features, bookmarks, tabs, and other irritants added to the product to generate revenue. We’d seen...
  • Stunning Byzantine Mosaic Uncovered in Israel

    05/13/2013 9:01:30 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    LiveScience ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jeanna Bryner
    Archaeologists have uncovered an "extraordinary" mosaic that would've been used as the floor of a public building during the Byzantine Period in what is today Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced.
  • Vandals cause 'irreparable damage' to 1,600-year-old mosaics in Tiberias synagogue

    06/05/2012 6:35:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | Michal Shmulovich
    An ancient Tiberias synagogue was extensively vandalized overnight Tuesday, causing irreversible damage and potentially necessitating millions of dollars in rehabilitation costs. Police opened an investigation, and officials said they suspected ultra-Orthodox Jewish extremists who oppose archaeological excavations of ancient tombs were to blame. "The damage is widespread… Some of the damage is irreversible," said Shaul Goldstein, executive director of the Nature and Parks Authority. The Hammat Tiberias site, which also serves as an archaeological park, boasts 1,600-year-old mosaics. The site's two synagogues date from 286 and 337 CE, when Tiberias was the seat of the Sanhedrin rabbinical court. Among the...
  • Under the Influence: Hellenism in ancient Jewish life

    02/07/2010 9:17:14 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 721+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | Jan/Feb 2010 | Martin Goodman
    From the time of Alexander the Great in the fourth century B.C.E., Jews lived in a world in which Greek culture carried a certain prestige and offered a route to political influence, first within the Hellenistic kingdoms that succeeded Alexander in the third to first centuries B.C.E., and thereafter within the Roman Empire in the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East. During this period -- when Alexander's empire was divided between the Seleucids and the Ptolemies, and later when the Romans dominated both the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East -- Greek was the language of government and administration. Native...
  • Tiberias Dig Unearths Very Rare Marble Floor

    04/08/2005 11:13:37 AM PDT · by blam · 110 replies · 2,277+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 4-8-2005 | Eli Ashkenazi
    Tiberias dig unearths very rare marble floor By Eli Ashkenazi A marble floor dating from the first century CE was unearthed during this season's excavations of ancient Tiberias. According to archaeologist Professor Yizhar Hirschfeld, director of the three-week dig that ended yesterday, the floor is apparently a remnant of a pavement in the palace of Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, who ruled the Galilee from 4 BCE to 38 CE.
  • America getting closer to the Abyss each day

    05/31/2012 5:33:53 PM PDT · by publius321 · 6 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 5/31/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Legislation to ban sex-selective abortions failed to pass today despite it being supported by the majority of the House. The final vote was 246-168. The reason it failed was that this particular proposal required a two-thirds majority to pass; therefore the bill fell 30 votes short. This is just one more sign of how morally bankrupt some in this nation have become. There are many of us out here who are as disgusted by the wickedness that permeates every fiber of the Democrat Party. However, just like in Nazi Germany and other moments of darkness in world history - enough...
  • American Mosaic: Last Best Hope on Earth or a thousand Years of Darkness

    05/29/2012 11:29:36 AM PDT · by publius321 · 1 replies
    American Mosaic: Last Best Hope on Earth or a thousand Years of Darkness. The verdict will soon be decided. (CAST: Starring Ronald Reagan, Billy Graham, Chuck Colson, Occupy Wall Street degenerates, Whitney Houston and a bunch of militant homosexuals). Video montage...
  • Officials want surfing Madonna mosaic gone

    05/20/2011 3:11:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    upi ^ | May 20, 2011
    ENCINITAS, Calif.- Officials in a California city said they are researching a way to remove a stained-glass mosaic of a surfing Madonna without damaging the piece. The Encinitas City Council unanimously agreed the unauthorized mosaic, installed by a group of artists under a train bridge on Encinitas Boulevard just before Easter, must come down, and they voted to allot $2,000 for an arts conservation agency to investigate ways to remove the art without damaging it, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday. The mosaic depicts Our Lady of Guadalupe, a Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary, riding a surfboard alongside the...
  • Will IE9 change the way we use the web? (Microsoft's newest web browser a revolutionary product?)

    09/17/2010 8:56:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/17/2010 | Matt Warman
    The internet of the future is likely to look very different from the distinct pages and sites we visit today – that was the message as Microsoft launched the latest version of their much-maligned Internet Explorer web browser. And while every major manufacturer always claims that theirs is a revolutionary product, the company that remains best known for Windows and Office might just be on the right track this time. Headlines around the world greeted IE9 as Microsoft’s most ambitious yet, while others called it revolutionary. Respected British website Techradar.com went so far as to call it “ie-mazing”. Almost since...
  • Ricky Skaggs: A 'Mosaic' Of Modesty, Openness

    09/16/2010 10:21:27 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 13 replies
    NPR Public Radio ^ | September 14, 2010 | KEN TUCKER
    From the opening verses of Mosaic, it's clear that Ricky Skaggs is fine-tuning his music, shifting his sound slightly. Skaggs is singing about his Christian faith in strong yet delicate tones. But the tunes aren't the rigorous bluegrass ones we've come to expect. Instead, he's trying out variations on pop melodies, and he frequently sets his mandolin aside so that his plaintive declarations can be heard with greater starkness. In "My Cup Runneth Over," for example, it's Peter Frampton who provides the guitar hook.
  • 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...
  • Iraq’s Security Landscape a ‘Mosaic,’ General Says

    08/30/2007 5:08:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 203+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2007 – The general who oversees training for Iraq’s security forces called the country a “mosaic,” and said each of Iraq’s regions poses unique challenges to security efforts. “I think every one of the provinces could be rated as having places that are pretty difficult fights,” Army Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik, commander of Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq, told military analysts during a conference call. “The country is not a one-size-fits-all, a one-description-fits-all. It’s much more a mosaic.” Dubik dismissed “blanket assessments” that predict how long it will take Iraq’s entire security force to function independently...
  • Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Ramallah Area

    02/07/2006 5:15:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Feb 07, '06 | Scott Shiloh
    Three weeks ago, Israeli police found a mosaic floor in an Arab car. The Antiquities Authority has confirmed that the floor be belongs to a previously undiscovered synagogue in the Ramallah area. Researchers from the Israeli Antiquities Authority believe that the mosaic formed part of an ancient synagogue floor because it contained depictions of Jewish symbols, such as the base of a menorah (a seven branched candelabrum), a lulav (palm branch), and dates. Another, no less interesting feature of the mosaic, are the words “Shalom (peace) on Israel” which are inscribed on it. At first, researchers thought the thieves had...
  • CA: Appeals court sued for 'Ten Commandments' seal, mosaic

    02/08/2005 5:19:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 552+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/8/05 | David Kravets - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The federal appeals court that ruled the Pledge of Allegiance was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion is being sued for allegedly displaying the Ten Commandments on its seal and courthouses. The case was brought by Pleasanton attorney Ryan Donlon, who was admitted to practice before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in June. In his lawsuit against the San Francisco-based court, he said the certificate admitting him contains the court's seal which unlawfully contains what he believes is a tablet object that "represents the Judeo-Christian Decalogue commonly referred to as the Ten Commandments." Cathy Catterson,...
  • Potholers Discover Ancient Roman Mosaic

    01/18/2005 8:27:59 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 923+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-19-2005 | Bruce Johnson
    Potholers discover ancient Roman mosaic By Bruce Johnston (Filed: 19/01/2005) Potholers exploring a site near Nero's palace have discovered a mosaic showing ancient Romans trampling grapes to make wine. The 10ft by 6.5ft mosaic depicts three naked figures crushing the grapes with their feet, while a fourth entertains them by playing a double flute and another man piles the fruit in a basket. Using a remote-controlled camera, the potholers filmed the fragment at the edge of the largely unexcavated, 14-acre bathing complex in Rome built by the Emperor Trajan, itself lying on top of the ruins of Nero's lavish residence,...
  • Talk about a Christmas Present

    12/13/2004 9:18:48 AM PST · by eternlvoid · 5 replies · 824+ views
    I saw someone paste this in a chat. It looks like some guy has taken over 7,000 legos to create a mosaic of Bush's portrait. Seems like a good thing to hang in a window in a blue town :
  • Michael Moore posts mosaic of war dead

    11/03/2004 2:30:55 PM PST · by Imnotalib · 46 replies · 2,107+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 11-3-04 | Michael Moore
    See these two sites for info: www.drudgereport.com www.michaelmoore.com
  • Facts About World Link TV and "Mosaic: World News from the Middle East"

    01/12/2004 6:28:15 PM PST · by dianaA · 1 replies · 210+ views
    Jewish Action Task Force - Action ^ | Jan. 12, 2004 | Diana Appelbaum
    Facts About World Link TV and "Mosaic: World News from the Middle East" World Link TV is a new news, information, and world music network with a left-wing political agenda that is available on the Web and over some satellite services. An effort is currently underway to add its material called "Mosaic: World News from the Middle East" to the cable and/or public-access packages in several parts of the country. The World Link agenda is unabashedly political. Even those who disagree with the station's politics will agree that many of the topics covered -- for example, use of sweat-shop labor...
  • Hubble Makes Mosaic of 10,000 Galaxies

    01/08/2004 3:49:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies · 244+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/08/04 | Deborah Zabarenko
    Hubble Makes Mosaic of 10,000 Galaxies Thu Jan 8, 1:06 PM ET By Deborah Zabarenko ATLANTA (Reuters) - The newest camera on the Hubble Space Telescope has created an unprecedented image of a huge hunk of the sky, including at least 10,000 galaxies, which could help determine how our own Milky Way evolved, astronomers said on Thursday. The new mosaic is the largest color image ever made by the orbiting telescope, covering an area of the sky about the apparent size of the full moon. This may not sound big, but it is 150 times the size of images made...
  • U.S. Administrator in Iraq Pledges a 'Mosaic' Government

    04/22/2003 5:31:05 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 8 replies · 255+ views
    NYTimes | 4/22/03 | BRIAN K. KNOWLTON
    The top American civilian administrator for Iraq met today in northern Iraq with the two main Kurdish leaders and called for a new Iraqi government to be a "mosaic," fairly representing all Iraqis. The official, Jay Garner, a retired Army lieutenant general, received a notably warmer greeting in the north than he had the day before in Baghdad, with cheers, hugs and a shower of flower petals reflecting his efforts in the early 1990's to help create the thriving Kurdish autonomous area of northeastern Iraq. "The new government of Iraq will have one leader, one army, one government," General Garner...
  • Americans Accused Of Turning Blind Eye To Killings By Kurds

    04/22/2003 3:52:10 PM PDT · by blam · 151+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-23-2003 | Kim Sengupta
    Americans accused of turning blind eye to killings by Kurds By Kim Sengupta in Kirkuk 23 April 2003 A bitter conflict is unfolding in northern Iraq between two minority communities, with the Americans accused of turning a blind eye to killings and ethnic cleansing. The Kurds, the victims of oppression by Saddam Hussein and previous regimes in Baghdad, are being blamed for a violent campaign of intimidation against the Turkoman population. Organisations representing the Turkomans say they want British and European troops to protect them because the Americans are acquiescing in what is taking place. Kirkuk, a city with a...
  • US Troops Dig Out Bush Senior Mosaic At Baghdad's Rashid Hotel

    04/11/2003 3:02:49 PM PDT · by Noddegamra · 4 replies · 212+ views
    Spacewar ^ | Apr 11, 2003 | AFP
    US Troops Dig Out Bush Senior Mosaic At Baghdad's Rashid Hotel BAGHDAD (AFP) Apr 11, 2003 US troops on Friday dug out the world-famous mosaic of the first American president who ordered war against Iraq, the well-trod doormat at the entrance of the Rashid hotel in Baghdad. It was not the face of George W. Bush, whose tanks rolled into Baghdad on Wednesday, but of his father who commanded the 1991 military coalition that drove Iraqi occupation troops out of neighboring Kuwait. At the doorway, the mosaic still showed the neck and shoulders of Bush senior but the small pieces...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 2-18-03

    02/18/2003 3:40:11 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 20 replies · 320+ views
    NASA ^ | 2-18-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 February 18 Candor and Ophir Chasmata Credit: Viking Project, NASA Explanation: First imaged by the Mariner 9 spacecraft, Valles Marineris, the grand canyon of Mars, is a system of enormous depressions called chasmata that stretch some 4,000 kilometers along the Martian equator. Looking north over the canyon's central regions, Candor chasma lies in the foreground of this spectacular view with the steep walls of Ophir chasma near...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-24-02

    12/24/2002 12:26:41 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 13 replies · 421+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-24-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 24 Spring Dust Storms at the North Pole of Mars Credit: MSSS, JPL, NASA Explanation: Spring reached the north pole of Mars in May, and brought with it the usual dust storms. As the north polar cap begins to thaw, a temperature difference occurs between the cold frost region and recently thawed surface, resulting in swirling winds between the adjacent regions. In the above image mosaic...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 4-21-02

    04/21/2002 2:57:35 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 5 replies · 237+ views
    NASA ^ | 4-21-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 April 21 The Center of Centaurus A Credit: E.J. Schreier (STScI) et al., HST, NASA Explanation: A fantastic jumble of young blue star clusters, gigantic glowing gas clouds, and imposing dark dust lanes surrounds the central region of the active galaxy Centaurus A. This mosaic of Hubble Space Telescope images taken in blue, green, and red light has been processed to present a natural color picture of...