Latest Temple in Jerusalem Stories

2014-01-28 08:27:36

EUGENE, Ore., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Jerusalem and the Lost Temple of the Jews." A breakthrough film forecasts a major sea change in Middle East hostilities. New emerging facts suggest a potentially unsuspected outcome: *Evidence proves the entire temple mount was actually the Roman fortress Antonia. *The Wailing Wall long thought to be the western wall of the temple was only a retaining wall *The water source for the priest's temple rituals could have only come from the...

Rare Gold Treasure Found In Jerusalem
2013-09-09 15:31:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologists have announced a “once in a lifetime” discovery at an excavation site located at the foot of Temple Mount on the outskirts of modern day Jerusalem. Third-generation archeologist Eliat Mazar and her colleagues have revealed two bundles of treasure that includes 36 gold coins, gold and silver jewelry, and a gold medallion with an etched menorah symbol on it. Also carved into the 4-inch...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers, led by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eliat Mazar, 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. The inscription is in Canaanite and, according to Dr. Mazar, it is the only one of its kind discovered in Jerusalem. She...

2012-11-13 12:41:27

TAU archaeologists unearth unique 11th-century BCE sacred compound with a turbulent history Tel Aviv University researchers have uncovered a unique 11th-century BCE sacred compound at the site of Tel Beth-Shemesh, an ancient village that resisted the aggressive expansion of neighboring Philistines. The newly discovered sacred complex is comprised of an elevated, massive circular stone structure and an intricately constructed building characterized by a row of three flat, large round...

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...

2009-07-07 06:50:00

On Monday the Israel Antiquity Authority said that they believed archeologists may have unearthed a stone quarry used by King Herod"”known throughout most of the western world as the Roman king of the Holy Land during Christ's birth"”to build a number of famous structures, including the Jewish Temple and the Western Wall. The quarry appears to be just one portion of a large system of quarries located inside the ancient city. Archeologists have indicated that the size of the stones...

2009-05-20 14:20:00

Archaeologists have reported the discovery of an ancient jar handle that dates back nearly 3,000 years. Discovered on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives, the handle contains ancient Hebrew engravings that signify the name "Menachem" and has been dated back to the Iron Age. Researchers said the handle also bears the inscription of part of a letter signifying the Hebrew character "lamed," which means "to." Ron Beeri, head of the excavation for the Israel Antiquities Authority, said the discovery's...

2009-04-16 13:12:10

Canadian archaeologists say they have discovered a well-preserved monumental temple in Turkey that presents new facts about the so-called Dark Ages. Discovered by the University of Toronto's Tayinat Archaeological Project last summer, scientists said the temple is thought to have been constructed during the time of King Solomon in the 10th or 9th centuries B.C. Researchers said the discovery casts doubt upon the traditional view that the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron...

2009-04-16 08:07:17

The discovery of a remarkably well-preserved monumental temple in Turkey "” thought to be constructed during the time of King Solomon in the 10th/9th-centuries BC "” sheds light on the so-called Dark Age. Uncovered by the University of Toronto's Tayinat Archaeological Project (TAP) in the summer of 2008, the discovery casts doubt upon the traditional view that the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age was violent, sudden and culturally disruptive. Ancient...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.