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The Sixth Day - Bet Guvrin (Judaea)

At the end of the Elah Valley is the Bet Guvrin National Park.

The area has lots of limestone in the ground, but some harder rock I didn’t catch the name of on top. 281 more words

The Sixth Day - Herodion (Judaea)

After getting back from the Synagogue, we headed off on our first official trip of the day.

We’re back out in the country again! Fascinating as Jerusalem is, I can’t last in the middle of a city for two long. 423 more words

Medieval Mongolian Powdered Milk and Other Wonders: The Works of Samuel Purchas

History is a journey. Known paths are trekked and new ones are explored as we travel towards understanding our past. This theme –historical research as a pilgrimage- was recognised and propagated by the cleric Samuel Purchas, who in the 1620s published the four large tomes which constitute… 1,151 more words

Early Modern History

My contributions to Ancient History Encyclopedia's blog

Almost two years ago I was asked to contribute to the Ancient History Encyclopedia website. Needless to say I was very honored to join this team of ancient history experts. 62 more words

Archaeology Travel

AD 70 - Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem

7 September – On this day

Before he became the emperor of Rome Vespasian had been appointed to subdue the Jewish rebellion against the emperor Nero and had begun campaigning in AD 66. 107 more words

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Archaeology in Israel (2)

In the first part of this article, I explained how information from ancient sources is not always confirmed by archaeology. In asymmetric situations like these, “maximalists” assume that the information from written texts can be accepted: this is supposed to be reliable unless archaeology contradicts it. 131 more words

Ancient History