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Byzantine Prayer Box Found in Jerusalem Dig

┬áThe miniature box adorned with cross dates from 6-7 century AD. It contains two icons surrounded by gold leaf. By Gil Ronen First Published in IsraelNationalNews.com 27 Oct 2011 Archaeologists in Jerusalem discovered a miniature Christian prayer box that dates … Continue reading

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Byzantine-era anchor found in Israel

Israeli lifeguards plunged into the Mediterranean sea this month on an unusual rescue mission: to pull out an ancient ship’s anchor. Lifeguard Avi Afia first spotted the tip of the anchor on a daily swim five years ago. It was … Continue reading

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Archaeologists unearth Acre church from the Byzantine Period

Discovery of public structure in north Israel city is breakthrough, first time Christian structure has been unearthed in Acre, a city said to have been highly influential in early years of Christianity. From Haaretz.com The Israel Antiquities Authority has had … Continue reading

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Palestine under Persian, Byzantine and Arab Rule: 24 years, 3 empires, and 1 new faith

By Professor Isaiah Gafni and published in My Jewish Learning The following article is from A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People edited by Eli Barnavi and published by Schocken Books. The early decades of the seventh century C.E. comprised … Continue reading

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1,400-year-old wine press discovered in southern Israel

Israeli archaeologists have discovered an unusually shaped 1,400-year-old wine press that was exceptionally advanced for its time. The octagonal press measures 21ft by 54ft and was discovered in southern Israel, around 25 miles south of both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. … Continue reading

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