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Gezer, a Biblical City *

הבמה הגזרית. האבנים נמצאו הפוכות, וחלקן קבורות, בחפירות מקאליסטר. גובה חלקן עולה על 3 מטרים.
Photo: Ori~

Gezer, a Biblical City Gezer was a significant Caananite city during the Bronze Age and Israelite city during the Iron Age. The city is mentioned in the Merneptah Stele, dating from the end of the 13th century BCE.  Gezer ...

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Tower of Babel *

The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1563)

Some Biblical scholars claim that a remarkable stone tablet never before shown on film appears to settle that the Tower of Babel really existed. There may be no doubt that Nebuchadnezzar ...

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Rise Above Lebanon by Drone *

Sidon New City
Photo: Heretiq

Many of you reading this blog post in IsraelandYou will never be able to visit the country called “Lebanon”. Today we can only visit Lebanon by Drone. Let’s pretend we ...

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Jerash Jordan *

The Oval forum and the Cardo maximus of Jerash seen from the South theater, Jordan
Photo: Fabio Knoll

Jerash is considered one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. Jerash is now the second-most popular tourist attraction in Jordan, closely ...

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Aggression and Self-Preservation *

The Irish Republican Brotherhood was one of the earliest organizations to use modern terrorist tactics. Pictured, "The Fenian Guy Fawkes" by John Tenniel (1867)

Aggression and Self-Preservation Aggression and Self-Preservation: Aggression can have benefits or negative effects. Aggressive behavior is an individual or collective social interaction that is a hostile behavior with the intention of ...

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Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah *

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, John Martin, 1852

Did a superheated asteroid exploded in the sky above the Dead Sea 3700 years ago, obliterating the cities Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah,  and Zeboim? Neighboring Zoar (Bela) was the only city to be spared. Of ...

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Masada Air Drone View *

Aerial view showing Masada and the Snake Path from the northeast
Photo: לשכת העיתונות הממשלתית

Masada Masada National Park-מצדה was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Masada, in Hebrew means “fortress”. Masada is an ancient fortification built atop a horst plateau in the Judean Desert of southern Israel, overlooking the ...

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Carmela of Sorrento

Sorrento and Gulf of Naples

Between the Circumvesuviana train station and the Sita bus station in Sorrento there stands the bust of Giambattista de Curtis. Why did he deserve a statue? So I started to look up his name and ...

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Jewish Graffiti in Pompeii

Southern wall of room 43 (Cubiculum) in the Casa del Centenario (IX 8,3) in Pompeii, 1st Century. Fresco of couple in bed. - John R. Clarke: Ars Erotica. Darmstadt: Primus 2009

The IsraelandYou Blog is usually centered on our only Jewish State (unless you consider the Igbo Jews of Biafra, Nigeria as the second Jewish state). Having just returned from a lovely ...

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