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Opening of the Spring of St. Philip in Jerusalem

February 8, 2018 Featured
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The Armenian Orthodox Apostolic Patriarchate of Jerusalem – January – February 2018 On Wednesday morning January 31, the official opening of the Fountain of Philip took place. The Jerusalem Development Authority, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority have renovated the site in close cooperation with the Armenian Apostolic Patriarchate of […]

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Texts within ancient Dead Sea Scrolls finally revealed after 45 years of study

August 25, 2015 Featured News

August 2015 – http://www.travelujah.com/ For the last 45 years a highly fragile mystery resembling a small piece of charcoal or two-day old dog poop has been ensconced in the bowels of the Israel Antiquities Authority here. Carbon 14 dated to c. 600 CE, the 7 cm long charred cylindrical shaped parchment was locked away in the […]

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Oil and Wine Press : Byzantine period artifacts discovered in Ella Valley Dig

October 9, 2014 Featured News
Photographic credit: Assaf Peretz, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

Travelujah – October 2014 The Israel Antiquities Authority a Byzantine era compound in Ramat Bet Shemesh containing an oil press, wine press and mosaics. According to Irina Zilberbod, an archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority, “This was very likely a monastery”. Remarkable finds, including blocked cisterns, a cave opening and the tops of several walls […]

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BYZANTINE MONASTERY DISCOVERED IN ISRAEL

September 24, 2014 Featured News

24/9/14 Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of a Byzantine-era compound near Jerusalem. They believed it is to have once been a monastery and includes an oil press, wine press and mosaics. An archaeological survey conducted on foot along the hills south of the town of Bet Shemesh brought to light remarkable finds. During […]

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Jerusalem Tomb Reveals First Archaeological Evidence of Christianity from the Time of Jesus

March 25, 2012 Featured News

28/3/2012 The archaeological examination by robotic camera of an intact first century tomb in Jerusalem has revealed a set of limestone Jewish ossuaries or “bone boxes” that are engraved with a rare Greek inscription and a unique iconographic image that the scholars involved identify as distinctly Christian. The four-line Greek inscription on one ossuary refers […]

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More on Discoveries at Horbat Midras in Israel

March 11, 2012 News
An aerial view of the remains of the Byzantine-era church (A. Ganor et al / the Israel Antiquities Authority)

2/3/2012 A team of archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority has published a report on results of excavation works conducted in 2010-2011 on the slopes of the Judaean hills at Horbat Midras, including a groundbreaking discovery of a Byzantine-era church. About a year ago the archaeologists announced that they unearthed a church which they believe […]

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Byzantine-Era Bread Stamp Discovery in Akko Sheds Light on Jewish Life

January 21, 2012 News
Anient bread stamp with menorah caving Courtesy: Israel Antiquities Authority

20/1/2012 A small ceramic stamp used to mark bakery produce may not seem like a significant archeological find, but Israeli archeologists are rather excited by such a discovery made near the northern coastal town of Akko. In previous eras, Akko was known as Acre, and was a major Christian stronghold in the Holy Land. That […]

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Byzantine-Era Bread Stamp Discovery in Akko Sheds Light on Jewish Life

January 12, 2012 Featured News

Excavation site near Acre; courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority Anient bread stamp with menorah caving Courtesy: Israel Antiquities Authority 11/1/2012 A small ceramic stamp used to mark bakery produce may not seem like a significant archeological find, but Israeli archeologists are rather excited by such a discovery made near the northern coastal town of Akko. In […]

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Byzantine period church exposed in Moshav Nes-Harim

March 13, 2009 News

A church that dates to the Byzantine period which is paved with breathtakingly beautiful mosaics and a dedicatory inscription was exposed in an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting near Moshav Nes-Harim, 5 kilometers east of Bet Shemesh (at the site of Horvat A-Diri), in the wake of plans to enlarge the …

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