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2011-07-06 07:47:46

Exceptional detective-archaeological work at the first season of archaeological digs at Tel Shikmona, on the southern edge of Israel's city of Haifa, has uncovered the remains of a house dating back to the period of the Kingdom of Israel. The site was excavated about 40 years ago and due to neglect and layers of earth and garbage that piled up over the decades, the historical remains were hidden and little was known about what lay below. Upon re-exposing the structure, archaeologists from the...

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2011-02-02 13:54:17

Israeli authorities said Wednesday that the pursuit of a gang of grave robbers has led to the discovery of an ancient church outside Jerusalem that may contain the burial place of the biblical prophet Zechariah. An earthquake destroyed the church about 1,300 years ago and it lay partly buried until detectives from Israel's Antiquities Authority noticed an elaborate doorpost poking through the earth. The robbers got away but after weeks of digging, archaeologists uncovered the remains of the...

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2010-10-19 12:50:00

The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls will soon be available online for all to take a look at. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which is the custodian of the scrolls, said on Tuesday that it was collaborating with Google's research and development center in Israel to upload digitized images of the entire collection. Advanced imaging technology will be installed in the IAA's laboratories early next year and high-resolution images of each of the scrolls' 30,000 fragments will be freely...

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2010-03-25 06:30:00

Political and religious motives may be driving, and perhaps coloring, archaeological practices at sites in Jerusalem and throughout Israel, claims an expert from Tel Aviv University. Dr. Raphael Greenberg, a senior lecturer in archeology at the institution and a member of the Israel Archaeological Council's Committee for Preservation and Restoration, claims that his colleagues have been receiving funding in order to find evidence of Jerusalem's Jewish heritage and possible Biblical sites...

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2007-09-04 15:45:00

JERUSALEM -- Archaeologists digging in northern Israel have discovered evidence of a 3,000-year-old beekeeping industry, including remnants of ancient honeycombs, beeswax and what they believe are the oldest intact beehives ever found. The findings in the ruins of the city of Rehov this summer include 30 intact hives dating to around 900 B.C., archaeologist Amihai Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University told The Associated Press. He said it offers unique evidence that an advanced honey...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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