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Researchers Discover Tenth Century BCE Inscription Near Temple Mount
2013-07-11 08:39:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers, led by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eliat Mazar, has unearthed the earliest alphabetical written text ever found in the city, near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Found with six others at the Ophel excavation site, the inscription is engraved on a large pithos, or neckless ceramic jar. The inscription is in Canaanite and, according to Dr. Mazar, it is the only one of its kind discovered in Jerusalem. She...

Sphinx Fragment Of Pyramid-building Pharaoh Unearthed By Hebrew University Team
2013-07-09 10:31:48

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem As modern Egypt searches for a new leader, Israeli archaeologists have found evidence of an ancient Egyptian leader in northern Israel. At a site in Tel Hazor National Park, north of the Sea of Galilee, archeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have unearthed part of a unique Sphinx belonging to one of the ancient pyramid-building pharaohs. The Hazor Excavations are headed by Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor, the Yigael Yadin Professor in the...

What Are The Functions Of Human Consciousness
2012-11-15 05:51:40

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Who would have ever thought we could solve math equations in our sleep? Well, maybe our level of unconsciousness might have to be a bit more elevated but researchers from the Psychology Department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem have found that we can actually read words and phrases or even solve multi-step mathematical problems without our having been consciously aware of them. The team, headed by Dr. Ran Hassin, along with...

2012-05-16 21:12:49

A method developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for training blind persons to "see" through the use of a sensory substitution device (SSD) has enabled those using the system to actually "read" an eye chart with letter sizes smaller than those used in determining the international standard for blindness. The eight congenitally blind participants in the Hebrew University test group passed the conventional eye-exam of the Snellen acuity test, technically surpassing the world-agreed...

2012-05-01 16:23:49

Autism has a strong genetic basis, but so far efforts to identify the responsible genes have had mixed results. The reason for this is that autism is influenced by many different genes, and different genes are involved in different individuals, making it hard to find the common genetic ground between patients. Now, research conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has shown that despite this fact, the different genes involved in autism tend to be involved in specific processes in...

2012-04-19 20:08:48

Following the recent announcement of the discovery of the earliest known Christian imagery in the exploration of a sealed first century Jerusalem tomb, controversy predictably erupted, with numerous members of the community of biblical scholars offering alternate interpretations of the iconography and disputing the tomb's claimed Christian connections. Now, the exploration team has announced a previously unnoticed but highly specific detail that appears to confirm the original...

Einstein's Archives Now Available Online
2012-03-20 11:02:13

In honor of Albert Einstein´s 133rd birthday, Israel´s Hebrew University of Jerusalem launched his archives on an expanded Einstein  Archives Online website. The site carries more than 80,000 of his documents including personal papers. The papers are being pulled from a climate-controlled safe and photographed with high resolution cameras. This new project is being funded with a grant by the Polonsky Foundation UK, who digitized Isaac Newton´s collection. ´The...

Ghostwriting The Torah?
2011-10-12 03:21:34

New algorithm distinguishes contributors to the Old Testament with high accuracy, says TAU research In both Jewish and Christian traditions, Moses is considered the author of the Torah, the first five books of the Bible. Scholars have furnished evidence that multiple writers had a hand in composing the text of the Torah. Other books of the Hebrew Bible and of the New Testament are also thought to be composites. However, delineating these multiple sources has been a laborious task. Now...

2011-07-26 00:48:00

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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