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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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