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2013-11-05 08:15:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether in Israel or elsewhere, wild boars look pretty much the same: stocky and hairy with large heads, long snouts, and beady eyes. Because of this, scientists had no reason to think that wild boars in Israel were any different than their other Middle Eastern counterparts, from Egypt to Iran. A new study published in Scientific Reports, however, reveals that unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild...

2012-06-04 17:44:22

Precise volume was measured by circumference, TAU researchers find Archaeologists in the eastern Mediterranean region have been unearthing spherical jugs, used by the ancients for storing and trading oil, wine, and other valuable commodities. Because we're used to the metric system, which defines units of volume based on the cube, modern archaeologists believed that the merchants of antiquity could only approximately assess the capacity of these round jugs, says Prof. Itzhak Benenson of...

3,000 Year-Old Jewelry Discovered In Megiddo Dig
2012-05-28 08:41:38

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a trove of 3,000-year-old jewelry, including a ring and earrings, hidden in a ceramic jug near the ancient city of Megiddo, writes Daniela Berretta for the Associated Press (AP). The unearthed jug was discovered at the site two years ago but was left in a laboratory while molecular analysis of its contents was performed. While cleaning, pieces of a gold ring, earrings and beads, dating to around 1100 B.C., poured out. The find offers a rare...

Unique Gold Earring Found In Collection Of Ancient Jewelry At Tel Megiddo
2012-05-21 10:17:38

Hoard of gold and silver jewelry hidden for thousands of years could have Egyptian origin, say TAU researchers Researchers from Tel Aviv University have recently discovered a collection of gold and silver jewelry, dated from around 1100 B.C., hidden in a vessel at the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel. One piece – a gold earring decorated with molded ibexes, or wild goats – is "without parallel," they believe. According to Prof....


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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
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