Judaism

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2,700-year-old papyrus is believed to contain earliest reference of Jerusalem

An ancient papyrus fragment, recovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), contains what is believed to be the earliest reference to Jerusalem apart from the Bible. Dating back to around 7th century B.C., and therefore older than the Dead Sea Scrolls, the document features two lines in ancient Hebrew that state: From the king's maidservant,…


IAA Discovers 2000-year-old Ritual Bath Under A Family's Living Room in Jerusalem-1

2,000-year-old ritual bath found underneath a family’s living room in Jerusalem

Archaeologists, of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), have recently come across a remarkably well-preserved 2,000-year-old ritual bath, hidden underneath a family’s living room, in Jerusalem. Unearthed during a routine home renovation, in the ancient neighborhood of Ein Karem, the bath - commonly known as “mikveh” or “miqwe” - also contained broken pieces of stone and…


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