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Rare Dead Sea Scrolls on display

in Tourism & Nature

Imagine Noah himself sharing his story of the ark. Today, a glimpse of his story through a piece of the Dead Sea Scrolls will be on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Seventy years ago, the stories of Abraham, Noah and other biblical legends were discovered. For the first time ever, the ‘Genesis Apocryphon’…

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Ancient mosaic found along coast in Israel

in Tourism & Nature

An ancient and beautiful piece of mosaic art was discovered in Caesarea National Park, which lies along the Mediterranean Sea between Tel Aviv and Haifa. The mosaic was a surprising discovery by the team at the Israel Antiquities Authority. The piece displays ancient Greek writing, which is so far illegible; however, helps date the mosaic…

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Ancient Jawbone Rewrites Human History

in Tourism & Nature

A human jawbone discovered in a cave in Israel is rewriting the history books, shifting the evolutionary timeline forward by thousands of years. The jawbone, complete with teeth, was found in Misliya Cave in Israel’s Carmel region, and is thought to be between 170,000 to 200,000 years old. The fossil was uncovered in 2001; and…

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Underground cave uncovered in residential neighborhood

in Life, Culture & Sports

During routine construction in the central Israeli town of Rosh Ha’Ayin came a discovery that halted the current construction. Workers on site uncovered a large limestone cave which has been preserved underneath a neighborhood street. The city’s municipality contacted the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in order to measure the safety risks, the need for…

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Digging back into the mystery of Masada

in Tourism & Nature

Known for its rich history and glorious sunrise views, Masada, a UNESCO heritage site sitting in Southern Israel beside the Dead Sea, is being revisited after an 11 year hiatus. Starting February 5, a team from Tel Aviv University, being led by Guy Stiebel, is spending 30 days excavating untouched areas of the ancient fortress.…

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