Monday, December 19, 2005

Israel Archaeology Round Up

More info on the wooden anchors discovered in the Dead Sea, dating respectively from 2500 years ago and 2000 years ago.

Amazingly, from lack of oxygenation in the water, the wooden anchors, one with ancient ropes in tact, have survived, although the metal parts that reinforced them have long since corroded away. This is the opposite from what normally takes place.

In Megiddo, prisoners continue to excavate the Ancient Church - which serves simultaneously as rehabiliation for the men and reconstruction for the ancient church. An interesting mutual benefit.


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