THE TOWN OF SABASTIYA: HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND ITS RELATION TO ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem – Heba Hrimat - 30/7/17 The town of Sabastiya, which is located 12 kilometers northwest of the city of Nablus, may seem just another modest town at first. However, this quickly starts to alter as we approach the ‘Historic Site’ of the town. Just as we draw nearer to the public square, which ...

Why You Should Eat Like the Ancient Assyrians Ate

Atorina Zomaya. ( Assyrian Kitchen)

By Sarah Conway -AINA- March 207 Atorina Zomaya, the spirited founder of Assyrian Kitchen, is making ancient foods a modern phenomenon. As part of the Chicago-based interactive cooking project, Zomaya hosts popular cooking classes with Assyriologists from the University of Chicago to share 6,000 years of Assyrian culinary tradition with her students. Zomaya’s site also features ...

ANCIENT PALACE OF BIBLICAL KING SENNACHERIB FOUND UNDER ISIS-DESTROYED TOMB OF JONAH

Pravoslavie.ru - 6/3/17 In July 2014, Islamic terrorists destroyed what both Christians and Muslims believe to have been the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah in Mosul, Iraq. Not content to simply destroy a sacred spot, the ISIS militants then began to dig tunnels under the tomb, seeking for artifacts to plunder. In doing so, archaeologists believe ...

Biblical Libnah Iron Age settlement from Kingdom of Judah “found” in Tel Burna

1/3/15 The Kingdom of Judah was a state established in the historical Land of Israel around 930 BC. It was known as the southern kingdom and included cities such as Jerusalem, Hebron, Lachish and Beersheba. According to biblical accounts, Libnah was one of the places where the Israelites stopped during the Exodus, which subsequently became a town ...

Greek Inspirations on St. Valentine’s Day

Konstantinos Menzel - 14/2/14 If love could be defined, then it would contain the most intense and vitalizing feeling, but also the most oppressive one, as it requires a positive response in order to be fulfilling. From Plato, who mentions in his Symposium “that universal love and interest is for the sake of immortality,” to the harsh Schopenhauer who calls love ...