History and Archaeology

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The Dead Sea Scrolls, claims Rahel Elior, do not constitute a lost Essene library, but rather a Jerusalemite library of the Sadducees. (Ha’aretz)

A visit to the only Jewish museum in operation in an Arab land. (New Jersey Jewish News)

One of the most amazing and largest mosaics in Israel was re-exposed this week by archaeologists (4 minute video, including detail from the mosaic)–the best preserved mosaic from the late Roman period. (Israel National News)

Archaeologists have unearthed the largest artificial cave so far discovered in Israel, and it may the place that in the Byzantine era was thought to be the Biblical Gilgal. (Ha’aretz)

Jewish and Arab tour guides present “competing narratives” when describing what lies beneath Jerusalem. (BBC)

Posted on July 9, 2009

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