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  • Ancient Shiloh: A new stop on the tourist map?

    August 14, 2012 | 11:34 am

    Travis Allen was spending three weeks in 2009 driving around Israel visiting historic sites when he suddenly noticed Shiloh on the map and asked his driver if they could go to the site of the archaeological dig. What Allen, a financial adviser from California who’s making his first...

  • China’s Ancient Jewish Enclave

    April 5, 2010 | 11:15 am

    Through a locked door in the coal-darkened boiler room of No. 1 Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Kaifeng, there’s a well lined with Ming Dynasty bricks. It’s just a few yards deep and still holds water. Guo Yan, 29, an eager, bespectacled native of this Chinese city on...

  • ‘Massive’ ancient wall uncovered in Jerusalem [VIDEO]

    September 4, 2009 | 9:21 pm

    From CNN.com:

    An archaeological dig in Jerusalem has turned up a 3,700-year-old wall that is the largest and oldest of its kind found in the region, experts say.

    Standing 8 meters (26 feet) high, the wall of huge cut stones is a marvel to archaeologists.

    Read the full story at CNN.com.

  • Escape, exile, rebirth: Iranian Jewish diaspora alive and well in Los Angeles

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 4, 2008 | 2:40 am

    Thirty years have passed since the massive and violent demonstrations against the Shah of Iran that began in September 1978, and for many, the start of that country's bloody revolution might seem a faded memory. Yet I have carried those shattering events with me all of my life: I was...
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  • Arab to deliver Hebrew TV news,  new ancient neighborhood discovered in Jerusalem, Hamas still wants

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Arab to deliver Hebrew TV news

    Lucy Aharish, an Israeli Arab graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who also underwent broadcast training in Germany, was hired recently by Channel 10 television as a news anchor. Aharish, 25, told Ma'ariv in an interview Monday that although...

  • Israel Launches First Underwater Museum

    By Leora Eren Frucht

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It was the largest, most impressive port in the Roman Empire when it was inaugurated in 10 B.C.E. And some 2,016 years later, the ancient port of Caesarea -- along the Mediterranean coast of Israel -- was inaugurated again last month, this time as the world's first underwater museum....

  • Qumran Offers Look at Legacy of Scrolls

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Descending eastward from the rolling hills on the outskirts of Jerusalem, the sapphire-colored Dead Sea appears like a jewel set in the dusty brown Judean Desert. As you breathe in the thundering stillness, it's easy to imagine why the ancient Essenes chose this place for their...

  • Who’s Your Mummy?

    By Tom Teicholz

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    On a day when a hot desert wind whipped through town, I found myself in a darkened chamber contemplating death and the afterlife -- not my own, for a change, but rather that of the ancient Egyptians.

    Currently the L.A. area is hosting two world-class exhibitions of ancient Egyptian...

  • Local Team Solves Ancient Mystery

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In 1979 two tiny pieces of cracked and deteriorated silver found in a tomb outside of the Old City of Jerusalem proved to be one of the most important archeological discoveries of the century.

    The silver strips had Hebrew writing on them -- albeit a very different-looking Hebrew to...

  • Kershaw Museum Plans Ethiopian Show

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Timed to coincide with the Bowers Museum's "Queen of Sheba" exhibit, the Kershaw Museum at Temple Beth El is organizing its own sampler exhibit of artworks by Jewish Ethiopians and Yemenites, who believe themselves to be the queen's descendants.

    The museum is seeking to borrow...

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