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 Arch of Titus
The golden eagle in Jerusalem: History repeats itself

King Herod put a golden eagle outside of the Temple of Jerusalem.

By LISA M. HAASBROEK
23/02/2020
Roman Square reopens in Jerusalem after almost 2,000 years

"We can connect with those who were once here."

The Byzantine kilns producing wine jars
2,000-year-old Roman ‘ketchup factory’ uncovered in Askhelon

“This is a rare find in our region and very few installations of this kind have been found in the Eastern Mediterranean. Ancient sources even refer to the production of Jewish garum."

Moshe Dann
The symbol of Masada

The adoption of Masada as a modern symbol for the State of Israel, however, is controversial because of what Josephus wrote took place there.

14/12/2019
Tourists visit the ancient fortress of Masada
The fall of Masada

Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women and children reportedly chose to take their own lives rather than suffer enslavement or death at the hands of the Roman army.

By JODI MAGNESS
14/12/2019
'Post-it notes of antiquity’ might reveal names of Ancient Judean soldiers

A specific imaging technology, known as multispectral imaging, is uncovering hidden writing on 2,000-year-old potsherds.

Ask the Rabbi: Heroism at Masada?

It might come as a surprise that the Sages never discuss Masada in their vast Talmudic or midrashic literature.

By SHLOMO BRODY
05/09/2019
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