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$100,000 in Gold Found in Israel Crusader Fortress

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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One of the largest-ever gold caches located in Israel was discovered by Tel Aviv University and the Nature and Parks Authority in a dig in the Apollonia National Park near Herzliya.

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Huqoq mosaic with female face and inscription.
 

Stunning Synagogue Discovered in Huqoq

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012

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A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman period (ca. 4th-5th centuries C.E.) has been uncovered in archaeological excavations at the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee.

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Church of the Nativity Wayne McClean
 

PA to UN: Make Church of Nativity World Heritage Site in State of Palestine

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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The Palestinian Authority will attempt to register the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as a world heritage site in the country of Palestine when the World Heritage Committee meets in Russia from June 24 to July 6.

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The Qeiyafa Ostracon and the Gezer Calendar
 

The Oldest Hebrew Script and Language

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

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Epigraphy scholar Christopher Rollston examined four contenders for the oldest Hebrew inscription – the Qeiyafa Ostracon, Gezer Calendar, Tel Zayit Abecedary and Izbet Zayit Abecedary – to explore the interplay between early Hebrew script and language.

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The 12th boundary stone from Tel Gezer, discovered over a decade before this latest find. The bilingual boundary stone features Greek and Hebrew text with personal and geographical titles.
 

Bilingual Boundary Stone Discovered at Tel Gezer

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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Archaeologists working at the Biblical site of Tel Gezer discovered a boundary stone inscribed with both Greek and Hebrew text dating to the period of conflict between the Seleucids and the Maccabees.

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Hebrew inscription bearing the name “Yehiel” is the oldest archaeological evidence of Jews in Iberia. Thought to be a tomb slab, the discovery adds visibility to the early history of Jews in Portugal.
 

Hebrew Inscription Provides Oldest Archaeological Evidence of Jews in Iberia

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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Discovered in a Roman-era excavation near the city of Silves, Portugal by archaeologists from the German Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the discovery predates the previous oldest evidence of Jews in Iberia by nearly a century.

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Babylon
 

Oil Pipeline Threatens Ancient Babylon and World Cultural Heritage

Posted on: May 24th, 2012

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The General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage in Iraq has filed a lawsuit against the Oil Projects Committee in an attempt to prevent the construction of the pipeline, which would pass through the wall of the 1,400 year old castle known as the Babil Fortress.

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