2,000-year-old bell found in Jerusalem rings again
From: CSMonitor.com / AP
2,000-year-old bell in Jerusalem: a 2,000-year-old bell has been discovered by Israeli archaeologists and rang for the first time in as many years.
2,000-year-old bell found by Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem, Monday. The bell, dating back to the Second Jewish Temple period, was discovered in IAA excavations in a drainage channel, carved along the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City.
A sound last heard 2,000 years ago is audible again.
A tiny golden bell preserved in a Roman-era sewer underneath Jerusalem’s Old City has been recovered by Israeli archaeologists.
The tiny orb, just one centimeter in diameter, was likely an ornament on the clothes of a wealthy resident.
The Book of Exodus mentions tiny golden bells sewn onto the hem of the robes of Temple priests, though it was not known if this bell was one of those.
Archaeologist Eli Shukron of the Israel Antiquities Authority says the bell likely fell off and rolled into the sewer as its owner walked by.
Shukron said it was a "very rare" find.
When he shook the bell Sunday, it emitted a faint metallic sound between a clink and a rattle.
Article from: csmonitor.com
Mortar bomb used as school bell in Uganda
For Whom The Bell Tolls: Part One
Silvesterklausen: Roaming the village with Masks and Bells
3000 Bells Are Ringing!
Beneath Jerusalem, subterranean city brings the ancient past to life
Israel: Unearthed ’Bible’s Bad Guys’
Israeli software supports theory that Bible was written by multiple authors
Latest News from our Front Page
Stephen Hawking: humanity needs to live in space or die out, physicist warns via hologram
Humans should go and live in space within the next 1,000 years, or it will die out, Stephen Hawking has warned.
"We must continue to go into space for the future of humanity," Mr Hawking said. "I don't think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet."
Hawking issued the warning during one of two talks at the ...
What's wrong with the Swedes - and so many other Whites?
Another in the unending list of suicidal behavior by Swedes, this one by Cecilia WilkstrĂ¶m, a Member of the European Parliament for the center-right (!) Liberal Party, who is concerned about the recent drownings in the Mediterranean of Africans attempting to invade Europe. Note that, once again, the Holocaust is front and center stage as a paradigm requiring Westerners to ...
Scenes of Chaos in Baltimore
A largely peaceful protest over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal cord injury in police custody, gave way to scattered scenes of chaos here on Saturday night, as demonstrators smashed a downtown storefront window, threw rocks and bottles and damaged police cruisers, while officers in riot gear broke up skirmishes and made 12 ...
MSNBC Guest: "You Don't Have to Have a White Person Around to Have White Supremacy Play Out"
What makes the academic study of â€śwhite supremacyâ€ť and â€śwhite privilegeâ€ť so perfect for racialists is that it requires absolutely no parameters of study. There are no standards of proof. There is no way any claims can be vetted in peer-reviewed journals because the â€śevidenceâ€ť can be explained by other factors. Anything and everything can be pointed to as being ...
Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs
Immigration - Global humanitarian reasons for current U.S. immigration are tested in this updated version of immigration author and journalist Roy Beck's colorful presentation of data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. The 1996 version of this immigration gumballs presentation has been one of the most viewed immigration policy presentations on the internet.
Presented by immigration author/journalist Roy Beck
|More News » |