ancient history

September 20, 2014 (Source: http://www.archaeology.org/news)

Originally reported on Sept. 19

JERUSALEM—A walled compound dating to the Byzantine period has been discovered west of Jerusalem, in the neighborhood of Bet Shemesh. The compound, which has residential and large-scale industrial areas, may have been used as a monastery. “The finds indicate the local residents were engaged in wine and olive oil production for their livelihood,” excavation director Irene Zilberbod of the Israel Antiquities Authority told the Xinhua News Agency.

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September 20, 2014

Byzantine Monastery Unearthed in Israel

September 20, 2014 (Source: http://www.archaeology.org/news) Originally reported on Sept. 19 JERUSALEM—A walled compound dating to the Byzantine period has been discovered west of Jerusalem, in the […]
September 3, 2014

Vestments of St. Ambrose Undergoing Restoration

September 03, 2014 (Source: www.sciencedaily.com) Originally reported on September 02 Archaeologists from the University of Bonn, working with restorers, are preserving and studying 4th-century tunics ascribed […]
August 22, 2014

Ancient Late Second Temple-Era Coins Discovered

August 22, 2014 (Source: http://www.foxnews.com) (Originally reported on August 5) A 2,000-year-old trove of rare bronze coins from a Late Second Temple Period Jewish settlement was […]