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This one is no April Fool’s joke. A basalt-boulder structure, wider and taller than Stonehenge, sits under the water near the SW coast of the lake. The structure was discovered in 2003 during a sonar survey. The structure consists of … Continue reading
A Jerusalem Post article reports that the Sea of Galilee, after years of receding water levels, has filled up this winter and is now less than two meters from full capacity. Heavier-than-usual winter rains are a factor, but so is … Continue reading
It is fascinating to uncover things that have not been seen or touched for thousands of years. Uncovered objects face hazards, though, especially when they lie on top of other things waiting to be discovered. Take, for example, the paved floor … Continue reading
We are almost finished with our first week at the dig. Now that things are working better with my Wi-Fi, I’m happy to show some highlights from the past few days.
Yossi Garfinkel asked me to post some comments from him regarding the new discoveries from Khirbet Qeiyafa. These comments address some misconceptions about his conclusions. For one, he clarifies that the unique shrine here is the stone model, not the … Continue reading
Two prominent archaeologists have released a list of the greatest archaeological finds in Israel over the last 25 years. This list was created on behalf of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Looking it over, it is actually a list of … Continue reading
Jerusalem’s Temple Mount has a long, violent history. The Temple Mount is one name for the original Mount Moriah. The large rectangular platform that covers the mountain today was constructed on the orders of Herod the Great, who reigned at … Continue reading