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  • Dig uncovers gas chambers at Sobibor death camp

    By tessc

    2 weeks ago

    An archaeological dig at Sobibor has uncovered the Nazi death camp’s gas chambers.

    The excavations in Poland have been going on since 2007, and thousands of inmates’ personal items have been found at the site. They include rings, pendants, earrings, jewelry, perfume bottles,...

  • Excavation on Jerusalem tunnel sparks fears of violence

    January 25, 2011 | 9:23 am

    Israeli officials fear the completion of an excavation project near the Temple Mount may spur violence by Palestinians.

    The Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday that it had completed the excavation of an ancient tunnel that runs from the City of David in eastern Jerusalem...

  • VIDEO: Archaeologists excavate 2100-year-old wall in Jerusalem

    September 5, 2008 | 5:03 am

    A 2,100-year-old section of the wall surrounding Jerusalem, dating from Hasmonean times, has been unearthed on Mount Zion, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. The excavations have revealed part of the expanded southern city wall, from the Second Temple period, when ancient Jerusalem was at its largest.

     

  • No one cares about ravaging of Temple Mount

    By Hershel Shanks

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    No one really cares. But that puts me in an elite group: It includes two of Israel's most prominent Jerusalem archaeologists (Gaby Barkay and Eilat Mazar) -- and me. And a few religious or Zionist kooks. That's about it.

    Meanwhile, the Muslim Waqf goes on tearing up Jerusalem's...

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  • Briefs: Palestinians riot near Jerusalem dig; Brandeis threatened with loss of donations

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinians Riot Around Jerusalem

    Palestinians rioted at entry points to Jerusalem to protest a ban stemming from previous riots over an Old City dig. Police banned Palestinian males under age 50 from attending Friday prayer services at mosques on the Temple Mount, and extended a...

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