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News on the Ancient World - May 7th

News on the Ancient World – May 7th

Here is a rundown of the news stories from the past week and anniversaries of important events from the coming week. As always, most of the news stories come from http://www.ablogabouthistory.com/. I highly recommend checking it out to keep updated on news regarding history. – Chinese Archaeologists have discovered a tomb dating back 2500 years that […]

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A Rare Statue of Hercules was found at Horvat Tarbenet in the Jezreel Valley

A Rare Statue of Hercules was Found at Horvat Tarbenet in the Jezreel Valley

A marble statue of Hercules from the second century CE was uncovered in excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting at Horvat Tarbenet, within the framework of the Jezreel Valley Railway project, directed by the Israel National Roads Company. According to Dr. Walid Atrash of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “This is a rare discovery. The […]

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Google Maps, circa 1570 - Jerusalem - George Braun

Google Maps, circa 1570

Late 16th-century Jerusalem is “the most famous of Judea and the entire East, whose size and splendor marvels the imagination” according to German geographer and theologian George Braun, who during the Renaissance created several of the most important historical maps of the city. “That Jerusalem is the center of the whole world and lies on […]

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Review – Jerusalem — a city of hope and conflict

Author James Carroll’s new book, [amazon_link id="0547195613" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]“Jerusalem, Jerusalem,”[/amazon_link] (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), explores how the ancient city has become a deeply embedded symbol of hope as well as a chronic hotbed of violence. “One of the broadest and most balanced accounts of the city of King David in recent years…this book brings […]

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