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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:03 AM

Two Mikvahs Exposed in Vilna’s Great Synagogue 70 Years after Destruction
 
By JNi.Media -  25 Av 5777 – August 17, 2017
 
"In July, a team of Israeli, Lithuanian and American archaeologists unearthed the remains of two ritual baths that were used by congregants at the Great Synagogue in Vilna, today the capital of Lithuania. This synagogue, which was at heart of the Vilna’s large Jewish community for hundreds of years, was completely destroyed in the Holocaust, but evidence of underground spaces discovered in a study carried out last year led to the excavation of the site and the exposure of the ritual baths."

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:33 AM

A Solar Eclipse and Old Testament Chronology
 
Posted on August 17, 2017 | 1 Comment
 
"Here in the United States there is much excitement about the total solar eclipse that will take place on 21 August 2017. But did you know that the solar eclipse of June 15, 763 B.C. holds the key to the chronology of the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)?"

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 04:06 AM

Classical Corner: A Comet Gives Birth to an Empire
 
From the September/October 2017 Biblical Archaeology Review
 
Sarah K. Yeomans   •  08/21/2017
 
"For as long as human beings have existed, surely no part of the natural world has been more enigmatic or influential as the movement of observable celestial objects. Earth’s movement around the sun set the agricultural cycles by which the large majority of humanity lived until our own, very recently arrived, modern era, while the moon’s effect on the ocean’s tides profoundly influenced the day-to-day lives and economies of ancient seafaring nations ..."
 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:00 AM

What Lies Beneath: Satellite Archaeology in the Middle East
 
Published online 30 August 2017
 
Sarah Parcak on the ethics and future trajectory of space archaeology in the region.
 
Meredith Brand

"For almost 20 years, Sarah Parcak, professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, has combed through satellite images of Egypt and the Middle East to find clues to ancient landscapes. 
 
Parcak’s resume is impressive. She won the $1 million 2016 TED prize, has written a seminal textbook on satellite archaeology, as well as numerous other scholarly publications on the topic."
 

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Posted Yesterday, 03:31 AM

Earliest Recorded Use of Zero is Centuries Older Than First Thought
 
 9/14/2017 10:00:00 PM
 
"The concept and associated value of the mathematical symbol ‘zero’ is used the world over as a fundamental numerical pillar. However, its origin has until now been one of the field’s greatest conundrums."
 

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Posted Yesterday, 03:41 AM

The Phoenician Alphabet in Archaeology
 
What did the Phoenicians record with their innovative script?
 
Josephine Quinn   •  09/12/2017
 
These Phoenicians who came with Cadmus…brought with them to Greece, among many other kinds of learning, the alphabet, which had been unknown before this, I think, to the Greeks.—Herodotus 5.58
 
"Herodotus’s story of the foundation of Greek Thebes by the Tyrian prince Cadmus may be more myth than history, but the detail about the alphabet is true: in fact, the Phoenician script was borrowed by the Greeks and then the Romans, as well as the Israelites."

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Posted Yesterday, 03:43 AM

PUBLIC RELEASE: 22-SEP-2017
 
Ancient Textiles Reveal Differences in Mediterranean Fabrics in the 1st Millennium BC
 
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
 
"Textiles represent one of the earliest human craft technologies and applied arts, and their production would have been one of the most important time, resource and labour consuming activities in the ancient past."
 

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Posted Yesterday, 03:47 AM

Of interest:
 
PUBLIC RELEASE: 22-SEP-2017
 
700-Year-Old Saint Myth has been Proven (Almost) True
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK
 
"Scientists confirm that the age and content of an old sack is in accordance with a medieval myth about Saint Francis of Assisi.
 
For more than 700 years the Friary of Folloni near Montella in Italy has protected and guarded some small fragments of textile."

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