Saturday, June 08, 2019

Weekend Roundup

The Ketef Hinnom Archaeological Garden has now opened, no longer requiring passage through the Begin Center to visit the First Temple period tombs.

An agreement was signed to carry out renovations in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher by the Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Armenian Apostolic churches. There is no word on whether the ladder will be moved.

Some are claiming that Muslims have turned the Golden Gate into a mosque.

The IDF carried out a simultaneous detonation of 900 landmines in the region of Qasr el-Yehud near the Jordan River.

A number of wildfires have been set this week in the region of Samaria.

The Times of Israel runs a story on the relaunch of the Temple Mount Sifting Project.

I can’t tell which part of this “10th-century gate discovered at ‘Bethsaida’” wasn’t reported last year, but the Jerusalem Post is running it as news.

A Turkish archaeologist discovered a stone with a Greek inscription embedded in a wall during roadwork near Cnidos.

Carl Rasmussen shares photos of Roman-period anchors piled up in a corner of the Malta Maritime Museum.

Glenn C. Altschuler reviews Jodi Magness’s new book, Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth. I would expect the book to be a worthwhile read for anyone interested in Masada.

Charles Savelle reviews David Dorsey’s classic, The Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (now back in print).

HT: Joseph Lauer, Agade, Keith Keyser

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2 Comments:

  • they answered to mr lauer the 2 gates

    By Blogger iknoon, at Thu Jun 13, 12:46:00 PM  

  • Not really. The answer the archaeologist gave did not answer the question about what is new in this year's report that was not in last year's report. It instead explained how it was different from a report many years ago. The question still stands. (The probable answer is: nothing. A reporter is just recycling old news, without informing the readers of such. Usually I would just ignore the report and not include it in the roundup, but I wasn't 100% sure this time, so I included it with the question.)

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Thu Jun 13, 12:53:00 PM  

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