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2,000-year-old mansion found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists working on Mount Zion in Jerusalem have found the remains of a 1st century mansion, lived in by an elite Jewish family. The mansion was built close to the walls of the Second Temple, erected by King Herod the Great in biblical times. It boasted a three-pit oven — a

2,000-year-old cup inscription stumps experts

The discovery, in Mount Zion, of a Bible-era stone mug containing ten lines of mysterious script is leaving experts scratching their heads. What sets the newfound cup apart is its inscription, which is still sharply etched but so far impossible to understand. Similar to intentionally enigmatic writing in the Dead Sea Scrolls,

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