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Rubble Yields Silver Temple ‘Tax’ Half-shekel

Originally published: https://web.archive.org/web/20090714032524/http://smoothstoneblog.com/2008/12/rubble-yields-silver-temple-tax-half-shekel.htm Another stab into the heart of the mythos of “ancient Palestine”.  Via JPost: Photo: Leah Ne’eman Two ancient coins, one used to pay the Temple tax and another minted by the Greek leader the Jews fought in the story of Hanukka, have been uncovered amid debris from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, an Israeli… Keep Reading

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Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient City Walls

Originally published: https://web.archive.org/web/20090714042103/http://smoothstoneblog.com/2008/09/jerusalem-dig-uncovers-ancient-city-walls.htm Another stab into the heart of Palestinianism. From Reuters ( visit the link soon before they scratch it from the etherworld ): Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Wednesday a 2,100-year-old Jerusalem perimeter wall on Mount Zion at the southern edge of Jerusalem’s Old City, which dates back to the Second Jewish Temple. The… Keep Reading

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2,000-year-old rare coins discovered in Jerusalem cave

During a renewed excavation at near the Temple Mount, archaeologists unearthed dozens of bronze coins from the Jewish revolt against Rome. Via Israel21C.org: A trove of rare bronze coins, the last remnants of a four-year Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire, has been discovered in a cave near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. During the… Keep Reading

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Solomon’s Temple-Era Artifacts Found for First Time on Temple Mount

Originally posted on Bridges for Peace: November 4, 2016 Volunteer groups sifting material from the Temple Mount in the Emek Tzurim National Park Friday, 04 November 2016 | Artifacts including tiny shards of clay and bone from the time of Solomon’s Temple were unearthed for the first time on the Temple Mount, Israeli archaeologists revealed… Keep Reading

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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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