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2,000-Year-Old Clay Seal Found Near Temple In Jerusalem
2011-12-26 12:36:38

Archaeologists said on Sunday they found a rare clay seal under Jerusalem's Old City that is linked to religious practices 2,000 years ago. The seal was found near the Jewish Temple at the Western Wall.  It bears two Aramaic words meaning "pure for God." Archaeologist Ronny Reich of Haifa University said the seal dates between the 1st century B.C. to 70 A.D. Reich, co-director of the excavation, said this is the first discovery of a written seal from that period of Jerusalem's...

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2009-09-04 06:37:29

Archaeologists in east Jerusalem have uncovered a 3,700-year-old wall, which is the oldest example of massive fortifications to ever be discovered in the city, according to a statement made by the Israel Antiquities Authority on Wednesday. The construct was designed to protect the water supply of the city to make up the area's earliest known fortifications, explained Ronny Reich, director of the excavation and an archaeology professor at the University of Haifa. Reich said that the 26-ft...

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2004-12-25 00:00:00

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Archaeologists in Jerusalem have identified the remains of the Siloam Pool, where the Bible says Jesus miraculously cured a man's blindness, researchers said Thursday - underlining a stirring link between the works of Jesus and ancient Jewish rituals. The archaeologists are slowly digging out the pool, where water still runs, tucked away in what is now the Arab neighborhood of Silwan. It was used by Jews for ritual immersions for about 120 years until the year 70, when the...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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