Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Beit Lehi

TECHNOLOGY WATCH: Advancing technology unearths 'lost city of ancient Israel' (Ilan Ben Zion, Al-Monitor).
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Utah Valley University (UVU) are expected to roll out in August a one-of-a-kind multimedia guide integrating 3D imaging and virtual reality to bring the ancient city of Beit Lehi, touted as “the lost city of ancient Israel,” to life. The digital guide to the site is slated to be launched next month.
The site has ruins extending from the Iron Age II to the Mamluk period. Epigraphers will recall one particularly important, if difficult, Hebrew inscription found there:
Archaeologists have found over 50 different inscriptions at various places around the site in Hebrew, Greek and Arabic, including a 6th century B.C. Hebrew inscription bearing the name of Jerusalem and the Israelite god Yahweh.

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