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Centuries-old maps on auction offer unique glimpse on ancient Israel

The collection of maps, illustrations and books of prominent scholar Rabbi Daniel Sperber are going to be on sale on May 5 at Kedem Auction House in Jerusalem.

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Oxford professor arrested over theft of ancient papyrus

Dirk Obbink, an associate professor in papyrology and Greek literature at Oxford University, was arrested Thursday by Thames Valley police on suspicion of stealing ancient papyrus biblical fragments.

Holocaust-era Passover artifacts, images in new online Yad Vashem exhibit

Passover haggadah, matzah covers, and photos from Nazi occupied Europe of Jews fulfilling religious obligations of Passover holiday despite the intense hardship and difficulties.

New Yorkers donate family WWII artifacts to the US Holocaust Museum

These are just a few of the 250 artifacts that the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has collected recently through a drive launched last month.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
22/02/2020
Sparks fill the air as Paris Fire brigade members spray water to extinguish flames as the Notre Dame
Notre-Dame's famed rose window spared but blaze harms priceless artworks

Gold, silver and gem-inlaid chalices, candelabras and many other artifacts survived the blaze thanks to quick-thinking firefighters, police and city employees.

By REUTERS
16/04/2019
Large dirt mounds remain on the Temple Mount and are still waiting to be recovered for archaeologica
Temple Mount Sifting Project to relaunch for Jerusalem Day

A third of the removed Temple Mount soil remained unsifted and is in danger of being lost by erosion.

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Impressive Jewish artifacts found in Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem

2,000-year-old olive and wine presses, a burial cave and mikvah from the descendants of the Maccabees were found in south Jerusalem neighborhood.

By BEN BRESKY
28/03/2019
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Spotting a fake: Flourishing industry of Jewish manuscript forgeries [PICTURES]

The National Library is swamped with calls from “collectors” from Arab countries offering “historical manuscripts” that supposedly once belonged to Jewish communities in Islamic lands.

By CHEN MALUL/NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
01/02/2019
Libyan Jewish exile David Gerbi prays inside Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli October 1, 2011. Gerbi a
Israel to seek $250bil in compensation from Arab, Muslim countries

The estimate was released in anticipation of the announcement of the Trump administration's long-awaited peace plan, according to the report.

05/01/2019
The Church of Saint John the Baptist in Jerusalem
New Jerusalem museum looks at the origins of Christianity

After extensive renovations, Terra Sancta Museum showcases archaeological artifacts linked to the life of Jesus.

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
19/10/2018
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