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Additional Hebrew inscriptions found on ancient pottery

Multispectral imaging has revealed additional writing on a 3,000-year-old fragment of pottery found in Israel. Using a modified household digital camera and a revolutionary new technique for performing multispectral imaging, an interdisciplinary team from Tel Aviv University has discovered never-before-seen Hebrew inscriptions on a First Temple-era shard. The discovery raises the

Ancient Hebrew inscription found in Israel

Receding water levels in the Sea of Galilee have revealed a 1,600-year-old Hebrew inscription. Excavations at the Kursi site on the shores of the Sea of Galilee have uncovered an inscription in Hebrew letters engraved on a large marble slab, dating back ca. 1,600 years. No similar artifact has even been

The oldest evidence of Jewish culture on the Iberian Peninsula

Archaeologists have found a tomb slab which dates back to 390 A.D. that contains a Hebrew inscription, making it the oldest evidence of Jewish culture on the Iberian Peninsula. Archaeologists of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) found some of the oldest archaeological evidence so far of Jewish culture on the

1,300-year old pieces of biblical manuscript reunited

Two pieces of a 1,300-year-old biblical manuscript, separated across centuries and continents, have been reunited. [Thx Saturn] The 1,300-year-old fragments, which are among only a handful of Hebrew biblical manuscripts known to have survived the era in which they were written, existed separately and with their relationship unknown, until

The earliest known Hebrew writing

A 3,000 year-old inscription of proto-Canaanite script is the earliest known Hebrew writing. A 3,000 year-old inscription discovered at a site where the Bible says David slew Goliath has been deciphered, showing it to be the earliest known Hebrew writing, Israeli archaeologists said on Thursday. The pottery shard with five lines of

Ritual vessel with mysterious inscription found in Jerusalem

An earthenware vessel, from the time of Jesus Christ, bearing a mysterious inscription has been found at a dig in Jerusalem. "It is possible that this type of vessel was used by Jesus to wash his hands before eating," said Shimon Gibson, author of the recently published "The Final Days of

Water pitcher handle found with inscribed name, “Menachem”

The handle of a water pitcher has been found in Jerusalem with an ancient Hebrew inscription of the name "Menachem." Scientists at the Israel Antiquities Authority are now trying to decipher the identity of the "Menachem," whose name is inscribed in ancient Hebrew.  "This important finding joins similar names that were found

Israeli police seize ancient Hebrew scroll

Israeli police have seized a 2,000-year-old Hebrew scroll from two Palestinians who were trying to illegally sell the valuable antiquity. Police believe they belong to a team of looters who stole the document from an illegal excavation. The document is in ancient Hebrew script in a style of writing mainly known

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