Archive for June, 2009

Jun 25 2009

‘Largest’ Holy Land cave found

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June 22, 2009  BBC

Israeli archaeologists have discovered the largest underground quarry in the Holy Land.

Professor Adam Zertal believes the cave, near the ancient West Bank city of Jericho, was dug more than 2000 years ago and was used for 500 years.

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Jun 24 2009

Unspoken Memories Of Holocaust Survivors Find Silent And Nonpathological Expression

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June 24, 2009  Medical News Today

This has been shown in a new ethnographic study carried out by an anthropologist at the University of Haifa and recently published in the peer-reviewed academic journal Current Anthropology. Dr. Carol Kidron of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Haifa interviewed fifty-five children of Holocaust survivors. The large majority revealed that their only knowledge of their parents’ Holocaust experiences were transmitted to them via silent, taken-for-granted everyday interpersonal interaction.

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Jun 23 2009

Scene in the Region

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June 23, 2009  The Media Line

An artificial underground cave, likely a large quarry during the Roman and Byzantine era, has been discovered in Israel by the University of Haifa’s Department of Archaeology.

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Jun 23 2009

Islamic solidarity games create rifts before games even begin

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June 21, 2009  The Jerusalem Post

“The term ‘Arab Gulf’ started with Jamal Abdul Nasser, the president of Egypt,” Dr. Soli Shahvar of The Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies at the University of Haifa, told The Media Line. “As part of his promoting the parliamentary regime against the monarchy and his agenda of pan-Arabism, he needed some ‘gluing tools’ to bring the Arabs together, and an enemy that was not an Arab.”

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Jun 23 2009

Ancient Holy Land quarry uncovered, team says

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June 21, 2009  The Washington Post

The cave’s main hall, about three meters tall, is supported by some 20 stone pillars and has a variety of symbols etched into the walls, including crosses dating back to about AD 350 and Roman legionary emblems.

Zertal said his team from Haifa University first discovered the site three months ago while they were putting together a detailed archaeological map of the area.

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Jun 23 2009

Ancient man-made cave found in Israel

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June 21, 2009  UPI

A giant man-made underground cavern from the era of the Roman Empire has been found in Israel’s Jordan Valley, scientists say. Researchers from Haifa University’s Department of Archaeology say the cave was used as a quarry and perhaps later as an ancient monastery.

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Jun 23 2009

Underground Cave Dating From The Year 1 A.D. Exposed In Jordan Valley

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June 22, 2009  Science Daily

An artificial underground cave, the largest in Israel, has been exposed in the Jordan Valley in the course of a survey carried out by the University of Haifa’s Department of Archaeology.

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Jun 23 2009

Underground cave dating from the year 1 A.D. exposed in Jordan Valley

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June 22, 2009  e! Science News

An artificial underground cave, the largest in Israel, has been exposed in the Jordan Valley in the course of a survey carried out by the University of Haifa’s Department of Archaeology. Prof. Adam Zertal, who headed the excavating team, reckons that this cave was originally a large quarry during the Roman and Byzantine era and was one of its kind.

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Jun 23 2009

Diving into History: Liman Tepe Harbor

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July/August 2009  Archaeology

Excavations at the site began in 1979, but in 2000 Ankara University archaeologist Hayat Erkanal and his team began working on a harbor complex buried just off Liman Tepe’s coastline. With the help of Israeli archaeologists led by Michael Artzy of Haifa University, the team investigated a 300-foot stone breakwater that formed one of the world’s earliest artificial harbors.

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Jun 23 2009

Discovery of giant underground quarry in Jordan Valley may rock archaeological thinking

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June 22, 2009  Haaretz

A spectacular underground quarry has recently been discovered in the Jordan Valley north of Jericho, which archaeologists believe may have marked a biblical site sacred to ancient Christians.

The large cave was discovered by Prof. Adam Zertal and a team from the University of Haifa which has been conducting a survey of the region since 1978.

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