A 2,000-year-old bronze ring with a solitaire gemstone was uncovered in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem.
Ceramic jars and cooking pots suggest the Persian Empire used Tel Keisan, near the city of Akko in
Northern Israel, as a base camp in their effort to conquer Egypt (Haaretz premium).
The petrified remains of a harnessed horse has been uncovered in Pompeii.
Emma Maayan-Fanar writes about her recent study at Shivta which revealed a painting of Jesus.
Longer, hotter summers and drier winters are a threat to the remaining cedar trees in Lebanon.
The NY Times reports on the only tourist boat operation on the Dead Sea.
”By analysing the architecture and historical documentation, it is possible to reconstruct a detailed history of the Karak Castle during the Crusader period.”
Several people are dead and a dozen injured after a bomb blast struck a tourist bus near the Egyptian pyramids in Giza.
“Finds Gone Astray” is a new exhibit opening on Monday at the Bible Lands Museum. The Times of Israel provides some of the background for these artifacts that have been recovered from thieves and smugglers in the West Bank since 1967.
Carl Rasmussen asks: Herod or Jesus: Which “King” Has Had the Most Lasting Influence?
HT: Ted Weis, Agade, Joseph Lauer, Charles Savelle