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Archeology

What color blue did King Solomon wear? New evidence tells us

Friday, June 30, 2017

Preserved pieces of cloth from King Solomon’s time point to a colorful clothing palette for metalworkers in biblical era Timna. This is the earliest evidence of a plant-based dye in Israel, according to a study released on Wednesday. The arid desert conditions of Timna, found in Israel’s southern Negev desert, preserved the red and blue … Read More

Synagogue from Second Temple era unearthed on Sea of Galilee shore

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The excavation of a 2,000-yearold Jewish settlement and synagogue from the Second Temple period in Magdala, located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, recently revealed rare and well-preserved antiquities, including a bronze incense shovel and jug. The dig, overseen by the Israel Antiquities Authority prior to the construction of a building there, … Read More