Category Archives: Rome

House Discovered in Nazareth

The Israeli Antiquities Authority have announced the discovery of a house in Nazareth that dates to the 1st century BC. This is the first discovery of a house dating to that period in Nazareth, despite the discovery of several burials … Continue reading

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Fall of Rome……malaria?

As I was wrapping up my Roman history class, I ran across an article on BBC.com about the fall of Rome. The article by Andrew Thompson, focuses on the work of David Soren who has been excavating a Roman villa … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scrolls

A recent article on the Time website “Scholar Claims Dead Sea Scrolls ‘Authors’ Never Existed” details the claim by scholar Rachel Elior that the Essenes, who have loge been believed to be the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, never … Continue reading

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Byzantine Monastery Found

Farmers near Jerusalem recently uncovered the site of a late fifth or early sixth century AD Byzantine monastery. The site which covers about four acres is located along the slope of a spur that descends toward Nahal Dolev. Archaeologists have been working … Continue reading

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