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Tag: Second Temple
July 27, 2012 | 8:29 am
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May 18, 2011 | 1:09 pm
A retired history professor from the United States was arrested for allegedly smuggling stolen antiquities from Israel and selling them illegally.
The American man sold among other things, bronze and silver coins from the Second Temple period and a 1,500-year-old clay oil lamp....
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.
August 6, 2008 | 11:23 pm
July 27, 2008 | 6:18 pm
Updated July 27
The yeshiva student who pried Barack Obama’s prayer note from the Western Wall apologized Sunday.
Identified only by the first initial of his name, Alef, and with his face obscured, the student went on Israel’s Channel 2 television to confess that he took the...
July 25, 2008 | 3:20 pm
March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
If you're planning a visit to Jerusalem, it's a must to visit the model of the Second Temple at the Holyland Hotel in Bayit Vegan. Occupying one-quarter of an acre and at a scale of 1:50, the model is an impressive sight.
But if you can't make it to the Holy Land anytime soon,...