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Earliest known stone carving of Hebrew word ‘Jerusalem’ found near city entrance

Via The Times of Israel: The earliest stone inscription bearing the full spelling of the modern Hebrew word for Jerusalem was unveiled on Tuesday at the Israel Museum, in the capital. While any inscription dating from the Second Temple period is of note, the 2,000-year-old three-line inscription on a waist-high column — reading “Hananiah son… Keep Reading

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Excavation in Jerusalem Unearths Ancient Mansion

From MFA: Archive here: History – Archaeology/Archaeological Sites in Israel – Jerusalem- Burial The Tomb of Queen Helene of Adiabene, the largest tomb in Jerusalem, is located north of the Old City. It has a long, wide staircase leading down to a large courtyard (27 x 26 m.), all cut into the rock below… Keep Reading

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Why Is the Temple Mount So Important?

Via DailyAlert, from Why Is the Temple Mount So Important?: Dr. Gabriel Barkay, a professor of biblical archaeology at Bar-Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explained in an interview the Jewish and Christian connections to the Temple Mount and why it is vital to stop the destruction of Jewish antiquities on the Temple… Keep Reading

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