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2500-year-old First Temple Seal Found in Jerusalem

Originally posted on JPost: Jan 17, 2008 Via JPost: A stone seal bearing the name of one of the families who acted as servants in the First Temple and then returned to Jerusalem after being exiled to Babylonia has been uncovered in an archaeological excavation in Jerusalem’s City of David, a prominent Israeli archaeologist said […]

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Excavation in Jerusalem Unearths Ancient Mansion

From MFA: Archive here: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early 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 […]

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Books: G-d’s Gold: A Quest for the Lost Temple Treasures of Jerusalem

Jewish World Review Oct. 9, 2007 / 27 Tishrei 5768 New book takes us on the trail of objects taken from Second Temple By Richard Di Dio The boundary between quest and obsession is not defined until it is crossed. By then it is too late — and extremely perilous. This is inevitable when the […]

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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 […]

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Biblical Destruction by Arabs on Temple Mount

From WSJ: Within the last few days, a trench two-feet deep — starting from the northern end of the platform where Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock sits — has begun working its way toward the southern end of the Temple Mount. The work is being done without any regard for the archaeological information or treasures […]