Archive for August, 2008

Grave of Philip d’ Aubingni, 1236
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Grave of Philip d’ Aubingni, 1236

Philip d’Aubingni was the personal aide of John Lackland, king of England, and tutor to his son, Henry III, as well as governor of the Channel Islands. He visited Jerusalem a number of times as a pilgrim, and in 1236 during one of these visits, he died and was buried there. His grave is located […]

Posted in: Bible and Beyond
Nazis to Lift Boycott, International Herald Tribune, Apr. 1, 1933.
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Nazis to Lift Boycott, International Herald Tribune, Apr. 1, 1933.

The anti-Jewish boycott will be suspended tomorrow evening [April 1] until Wednesday, declared Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister, in a speech here tonight [March 31]. If by that time, the “atrocity campaign abroad” ceases, the boycott will not be resumed, but if no such change is noted it will be taken up again at 10 o’clock […]

Coin of Ptolemy V, 204-180 BCE
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Coin of Ptolemy V, 204-180 BCE

Coin of Ptolemy V Epiphanes (bronze – IAA 22017), who ruled from 204 to 180 BCE. Ptolemy V Epiphanes was the son of Ptolemy IV Philopator and Arsinoe III of Egypt, was the 5th ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty. He became ruler at the age of five, and under a series of regents the kingdom […]

Posted in: Hellenistic Period
Ptolemy IV Philopater, 222-204 BCE
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Ptolemy IV Philopater, 222-204 BCE

Ptolemy IV Philopator was the fourth Pharaoh of the Ptolemaic Egypt. He fought against Antiochus III for control over Judea. Josephus, Antiquities, XII, 129-46- (129) In the reign of Antiochus the Great 44 who ruled over all Asia, the Jews as well as the inhabitants of Celesyria, suffered greatly, and their land was greatly devastated. […]

Posted in: Hellenistic Period
Zeus of Carmel Statue Fragment
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Zeus of Carmel Statue Fragment

Leg of statue with a Greek dedication inscription- “Zeus of Carmel, the Heliopolitanian” Mazar, Benjamin. Biblical Israel, State and People. I- Magnes Press, The Hebrew Univ., 1992.

Posted in: Hellenistic Period
Past Perfect: King Tut, I Presume? AO 5:04, Jul-Aug 2002.
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Past Perfect: King Tut, I Presume? AO 5:04, Jul-Aug 2002.

While excavating in the Valley of the Kings, British archaeologist Howard Carter came face to face with Egyptian royalty On November 26, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter (1874–1939) and his patron, the fifth Earl of Carnarvon, first glimpsed the dazzling contents of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (1336–1327 B.C.). Carter had arrived in […]

The Battle of Thermopylae, 480 BCE
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The Battle of Thermopylae, 480 BCE

Xerxes I portrayed on the Apadana Audience relief. Photo courtesy of Livius.org. Xerxes I (son of Darius I) planned to invade Europe through Greece. He gathered an army of approximately a quarter of a million men and set off for Greece. The Spartans met Xerxes’ army at Thermopylae and fought valiantly against it although there […]

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Ramesses II Inscription, 1279-1212 BCE
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Ramesses II Inscription, 1279-1212 BCE

A hieroglyphic inscription mentioning Pharaoh Ramesses II was found at Jaffa in the 1950’s. The inscription is part of the remains of a gateway which may have led to a pharaonic granary. Amarna Letter EA 294 mentions an Egyptian granary in Jaffa during the eighteenth dynasty. Ramesses II (also called Ramesses the Great) is often […]

Posted in: Exodus
Statue of Ramesses II, 1279-1212 BCE
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Statue of Ramesses II, 1279-1212 BCE

Statue of Ramesses II (1279-1212 BCE) from Aswan, Elephantine Island, Egypt. He is shown wearing the two crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt, and on his brow is a cobra snake ready to attack any opponents. Ramesses II (also called Ramesses the Great) is often identified as the pharaoh of the Exodus. He ruled for […]

Posted in: Exodus
Newspapers 1946
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Newspapers 1946

Birth of a Nation- Transjordan, Time Magazine, Apr. 8, 1946. British Troops Fire into Jewish Crowd, Kill Three, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 14, 1946. British Blame Illegal Exodus on U.S., Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 14, 1946 Politics in India, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 14, 1946. Mt. Zion Has an Old Tradition, San Francisco […]