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Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Roman Period Mansion On Mt. Zion
2013-09-18 09:14:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When archaeologists are excavating sites in a long-inhabited urban area like Jerusalem, they are accustomed to noting complexities such as how various occupying civilizations layer over one another during the site's continuous use over millennia. However, when an area has been abandoned for intermittent periods, the finds in those areas might be paradoxically even richer as some layers have been buried and remain undisturbed by...

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2009-12-16 11:22:51

Burial shroud proves Turin Shroud not from 1st century C.E. Jerusalem The DNA of a 1st century shrouded man found in a tomb on the edge of the Old City of Jerusalem has revealed the earliest proven case of leprosy. Details of the research will be published December 16 in the PloS ONE Journal. The molecular investigation was undertaken by Prof. Mark Spigelman and Prof. Charles Greenblatt and of the Sanford F. Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the Hebrew...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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