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Masada Dig Yields New Discoveries from Jewish War

Preliminary results from the new excavations at Masada have been released, with “tremendous amounts” of new finds illuminating the famous Roman siege. Here are some excerpts: “We’re actually excavating a refugee camp,” said Guy Stiebel, the archaeologist leading excavations carried … Continue reading

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New Excavations to Begin at Masada

After a 10-year hiatus, the Dead Sea mountain fortress of Masada will be excavated again according to this news article. Though much has been found in the past, Director of Excavations Dr. Guy Stiebel says much remains to be discovered. Masada (“stronghold”) … Continue reading

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“Methuselah” Date Palm Fertilizes other Tree, Bears Fruit

Many readers are familiar with the 2,000 year-old seed that sprouted and brought back a single specimen of the extinct Judean Date Palm. Scientists named the new sprout “Methuselah” and raised the possibility of reviving the species. Date palms have gender and … Continue reading

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Short Video: From Jericho to Masada at the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is always an enjoyable place to visit. I make a point of going there during every trip to Israel. A warm float in the Dead Sea and the fresh, cool waterfalls of Ein Gedi wash away every … Continue reading

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Time off during an excavation in Israel? Here’s what you can do.

Go to the Dead Sea. It offers war and peace, cleansing mud, swimming in both warm and cold water. You can be lifted up in the lowest place on Earth. The Dead Sea lies more than 1,400 feet below sea … Continue reading

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Israel (literally) Forges a New Trail Through History

The government is planning on spending NIS 500 million over five years to restore and preserve heritage sites across the country. They are hoping the investment will work to strengthen the Israeli and Jewish connection to the historic and Zionist heritage … Continue reading

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Masada – an Ancient Dead Sea Fortress

Masada is famous for several reasons. To Israeli Jews, it is a symbol of Jewish Independence. To those interested in military or ancient history, it is an example of Rome’s famed tenacity. For some modern tourists, it is the site … Continue reading

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