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Archaeology in Review

Thieves Try to Sell Ancient Bones

July 5, 2005

First, the antiquities thieves sold stolen ancient burial boxes. Now, they are trying to sell the human bones inside them as well.

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Israeli Authorities Prevent Smuggling

July 5, 2005

An antiquities expert attempting to sneak an ancient measuring weight out of Israel was thwarted by a joint Postal Authority, Antiquities Authority, and Customs Bureau effort.

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Extremely Rare Crusader Coin Found in Jaffa

June 26, 2005

A coin that was minted for only a seven-year period in the 13th century has been identified, after it was recently found in excavations in Jaffa.

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Jordanian Dig Confirms Biblical Edom

June 1, 2005

Just-published evidence from a United States–directed archaeological dig in Jordan further authenticates the Bible’s descriptions of the existence of the ancient nation of Edom during the eras of King David and his son King Solomon.

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ACRE Crusader City Uncovered

{image_1}In a major historical find, sections of an 800-year-old Crusader city have been uncovered beneath the Old City of Acre. They will be opened to the public this June.

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Site of Cana Miracle Discovered?

April 13, 2005

Israeli archaeologists are beaming about their finds at a site on the edge of Kafr Kanna (Cana of Galilee). Two thousand years after Jesus performed His first miracle by turning water into wine at a Jewish wedding in Cana and four days before Christmas 2004, the Israeli Antiquities Authority claimed to have uncovered the place where Jesus got His start.

This is a real possible attraction because there are a lot of Christian pilgrims who are looking to see the real context of Jesus’s life,” said Yardenna Alexandre, the archaeologist directing the excavation.

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Coin of Jesus Found in Ancient Tiberias Excavation

March 14, 2005

An unusual and important find was recently discovered at the archaeological excavation of ancient Tiberias, which is being carried out at a site on the shore of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

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They Didn’t Find Ancient Rice Krispies…

March 14, 2005

…or Cheerios, but an Israeli-American archaeological team, which excavated an area uncovered when the level of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) dropped five years ago, has documented the oldest evidence for the processing of wild cereals on grinding stones.

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Oldest Iron Workshop in Israel Discovered

March 14, 2005

The Bible relates that the Philistines zealously guarded technologies for producing superior weapons, so that the Israelites could not get their hands on them. But that didn't last forever. A recent dig at tel (mound) Beit Shemesh has found an iron workshop dating back to the ninth century BC, the earliest known in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Western Wall Hill: OUT. Temple Period Finds: IN.

March 2, 2005

Jerusalem city engineers will take down the hill jutting out from the Western Wall, replacing it with a bridge. Archaeologists expect to find treasures, such as a tall gate from the Second Temple.

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