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A view of the 'Arabian Citadel' taken from "downtown Palmyra" in February 2005. The priceless UNESCO site is being systematically destroyed by ISIS, and the citadel was struck in a 2015 Russian air strike on the terrorists.
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2015

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The citadel at the ancient city of Palmyra was struck during multiple air strikes on an ISIS terrorist base by Russian fighter pilots.

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The Arch of Triumph in the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra is now another casualty of radical Islam as practiced by ISIS terrorists in Syria.
 

Posted on: October 6th, 2015

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A third archaeological treasure at Palmyra in Syria has been destroyed by ISIS: the Arch of Triumph.

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Israel Antiquities Authority workers conserving the mosaic.
 

Posted on: September 29th, 2015

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A rare 1,500 year old mosaic exposed in the Kiryat Gat industrial park is featured at the park's Sukkot festival.

A male figure sculpted on the sarcophagus cover, possibly the image of the deceased.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2015

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An extremely rare sarcophagus has been uncovered at a building site in Ashkelon.

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University of Birmingham Qur'an may be the world's oldest.
 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2015

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Fragile pages of possibly the world's oldest Qur'an could pre-date the birth of Islam's founder, prophet Mohammed.

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A photo of part of the ruins of ancient Palmyra during a visit by a tourist in 2007.
 

Posted on: August 31st, 2015

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ISIS destroys a new, majestic part of the Syrian UNESCO World Heritage site, Palmyra.

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Dr. Joe Uziel, codirector of the excavation from the Israel Antiquities Authority, sitting atop the stepped structure from the Second Temple period.
 

Posted on: August 31st, 2015

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The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has made an exciting announcement: A 2,000-year-old podium may have been found in the City of David section of the Old City of Jerusalem. A unique stepped structure exposed on the street ascending from the ‘Siloam Pool’ to the Temple Mount is raising questions among the researchers at IAA. The […]

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The archaeological ruins at Palymra in Syria: Decumanus Maximus.
 

Posted on: August 19th, 2015

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ISIS beheaded the chief archaeologist of the ancient city of Palmyra and hung his headless body there.

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The stone altar above may have been used for sacrificial offerings in ancient Shiloh long after the time of the Tabernacle.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2015

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The panel made it the duty of the military commander in the area to enforce making the site accessible.

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A cave was discovered with a 2000-year-old Mikvah (Jewish ritual bath) inside, in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2015

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While building in Arnona, a 2000-year-old Mikvah was found, but what was found in the Mikvah was even more interesting...

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Prof. Harry Jol & Nicole Awad conducting a Ground Penetrating Radar survey at the site of the Great Synagogue of Vilna in Lithuania.
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2015

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Israeli, Lithuanian and American researchers have tracked down the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna.

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Israeli Arab Knesset member (Ra'am- Ta'al / Joint Arab List)  Masoud Ganaim at an Education committee meeting in the Israeli parliament in 2012.
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2015

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An Israeli Arab MK tells a radio interviewer the two Jewish Holy Temples in Jerusalem did not exist.

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Ancient chicken bones
 

Posted on: July 21st, 2015

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The question is: Back then, did Europe also label the chickens differently if they came from Jewish settlements?

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Stuart, Evie, Jake and Paige Steinberg at memorial ceremony for IDF sharpshooter Max Steinberg, z'l.
 

Posted on: July 21st, 2015

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The Steinberg family and Birthright Israel have transformed a one family's tragedy into eternal heritage for others.

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Returned trebuchet stones and the note accompanying them.
 

Posted on: July 13th, 2015

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"I stole them in July 1995 and since then they have brought me nothing but trouble. Please, do not steal antiquities!”

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IAA anti theft unit memeber with one of the treasure hunters at the cave entrance .
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2015

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The treasure/demon hunting team included children as young as 7 years old. The father was to banish the demon and the children would traverse the tight and airless cave.

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The concealed wooden doors opened to reveal stairs leading to an ancient mivkah.  The mikvah is a Jewish ritual pool that has been used for thousands of years -- to this day --  for various purification purposes.
 

Posted on: July 1st, 2015

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An ancient mikvah is discovered beneath a Jerusalem living room.

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The archaeological ruins at Palymra in Syria: Decumanus Maximus.
 

Posted on: June 21st, 2015

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ISIS terrorists have mined and booby-trapped Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.

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Ancient city at Khirbet Qeiyafa and shards that were discovered from the period of King David.
 

Posted on: June 16th, 2015

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"Who Are You, Eshbaʽal Ben Beda?" The fourth inscription revealed so far dating to the Kingdom of Judah.

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Oil lamp found in the excavation near teh Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway.
 

Posted on: June 10th, 2015

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Widening "Highway 1" has unearthed the church, oil lamps, a mosaic floor and mother-of-pearl shells.

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