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2012-09-29 23:03:15

Israel Fellows to Hillel to Help Students on 70 North American Campuses Connect to Israel and Speak Out for the Jewish State New York, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 The Jewish Agency for Israel has bolstered the ranks of its campus emissaries for the 2012-2013 academic year. There are now 56 Israel Fellows on 70 North American campuses (including five in Canada), up from 50 Fellows last year. Trained and recruited by The Jewish Agency, these fellows help students connect to the Jewish State...

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....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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