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

A team of researchers 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.

2013-06-24 23:15:35

For the first time a story based in reality will be added to the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

National Day Of Unplugging Starts Digital Sabbath Tonight
2013-03-01 12:27:22

Can you unplug for 25 hours? There is perhaps no better indicator of how reliant Americans have become on their digital devices than the fact that a National Day of Unplugging exists.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.