Saturday, October 03, 2015

Weekend Roundup

A church mosaic floor dating to AD 500 and depicting a map of Egypt has been discovered in Kiryat Gat.

There’s a growing consensus among archaeologists that the tomb of King Tut has two previously undiscovered rooms, one of which could hold the remains of Nefertiti.

A site in Gush Etzion inhabited during the Bar-Kochba era has been destroyed by vandals.

Some Arab scholars are claiming that a Jewish mafia is behind the destruction of antiquities in Palmyra and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Wayne Stiles shares some footage from his helicopter ride over Israel.

Thomas L. Thompson claims that Israel Finkelstein and William Dever are more similar to William F. Albright than they think.

Excavations at Tel Tayinat in southern Turkey suggest that the site was an ancient Philistine capital.

Leon Mauldin takes a look at the high place of Dan.

The California Museum of Ancient Art is hosting a four-part lecture series on Ancient Shipwrecks and Harbors: Great Discoveries in Underwater Archaeology.

The Biblical Archaeology Society has posted a video clip of a lecture by Robert Deutsch entitled “To Publish or Not to Publish.” Aren Maeir’s segment looks at “Archaeology During Times of Trouble.”

The November/December issue of Biblical Archaeology Review includes articles on Cana, Hippos, and manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible not quite as old as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Please consider participating in this Survey on Field Safety.

A student shares his experience in volunteering at the Palestine Exploration Fund this summer.

This week on The Land and the Book, Charlie Dyer covers “everything you want to know about the Temple Mount.”

HT: Joseph Lauer, Ted Weis, Agade, G. M. Grena, Jared Clark, Paleojudaica

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Mosaic in Kiryat Gat
Photo courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority

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5 Comments:

  • Hello Todd.
    Great site,
    I live in Israel but I'm following your blog in order to be updated.

    My name is Jonathan and I'm a tour guide.
    I'm doing a research about Jerusalem during the Jordanian rule.
    I'm looking for photos of the western wall between 1948-1967.
    Do you know perhaps where can I find pictures of those years ?

    By Blogger יונתן אשכנזי, at Sat Oct 03, 07:55:00 PM  

  • Hi Yonatan,

    We have published a couple of collections of photos taken in the 1960s. You can see more details at these links:

    http://www.lifeintheholyland.com/charles_lee_feinberg_photographs_1960s.htm
    http://www.lifeintheholyland.com/views_vanished_david_bivin_1960s.htm

    You can find some samples if you poke around on that website some more.

    Todd

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Sat Oct 03, 09:24:00 PM  

  • Hi Todd.

    Thanks a lot.
    I just ordered the cd.
    It really looks like there will be some photos there I was hoping to find.

    I'm planning a tour in Jerusalem about this subject.
    Who should I turn to for permission to show one of the photos during the tour ?

    Jonathan

    By Blogger יונתן אשכנזי, at Sun Oct 04, 02:41:00 AM  

  • You do not need permission to use these photos in any personal teaching setting.

    (At the moment I don't see an order from you; if you didn't receive confirmation by email, the order may not have been processed.)

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Sun Oct 04, 06:46:00 PM  

  • thanks for all the help.
    now the order has been transmitted, I hope.

    By Blogger יונתן אשכנזי, at Mon Oct 05, 04:22:00 AM  

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