Archeological analysis proves Hasmonean rule extended to Negev highlandsVia Joseph I. Lauer and others.
10 Dec 2009
Dr. Tali Erickson-Gini of the Israel Antiquities Authority: “The Hasmonean king Alexander Jannaeus conquered Gaza and the Negev and for decades prevented the Nabataeans from using the Incense Road.”
Friday, December 11, 2009
NEWS ON THE HASMONEAN KINGDOM, just in time for Hanukkah. This IAA press release is posted in full on the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs site: