Saturday, October 01, 2016

Archaeology stories for Rosh HaShanah

ARCHAEOLOGY: The best of Israel archaeology in 5776. Finds include lost cities rediscovered, fabulous jewels and ancient technologies that were a lot more advanced than expected (Ruth Schuster, Haaretz).

Relevant PaleoJudaica posts include the following: on the possible discovery of the Acra/Akra, here and links; on the Hezekiah bulla (seal impression), here and links; on Ben Carson and the pyramids, here; on the Gaza byzantine church, here and links; on the Arad letters and new technology, here and links; on the Jerusalem garbage dump, here; on the possible prehistoric female shaman found in the Galilee, here; on that "first" Philistine cemetery, here and links; on the chariot-cooling system at Carthage, here; on the priestly bathtub (etc.) on Mount Zion, here; on the Crusader hand grenade, here; on the menorah stone found in a Byzantine church in Abila, Jordan, here; and on the ancient rebel caves in the Galilee, here.