#1454

2014-11-18

The Arch of Titus Menorah

With Steven Fine

After talking about the synagogue and menorah image excavated at Magdala with Steven Fine of Yeshiva University, we transitioned to a discussion of another menorah image on the Arch of Titus in Rome. Professor Fine is involved in research that has uncovered vestiges of pigment, indicating the arch was very colorful when it was first constructed. We also include a short discussion of his research on the Samaritans.

tags: Arch of Titus Josephus Menorah Samaritans Vespasian

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#1394

2013-09-18

Temple Mount Gold Discovery

With Prof. Clyde Billington

Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar recently announced the discovery of two caches of gold at her Ophel area excavations, near the southern steps of the Temple Mount. Anytime gold is discovered it's a good day for archaeology. But the unique dating of this amazing discovery and the menorah pictured on a medallion from the cache suggest to Prof. Clyde Billington an unusual link to another gold treasure cache, taken by the Romans from the Temple Mount in 70 A.D.

tags: Ophel Temple Mount Menorah Gold cache Clyde Billington

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#1345

2012-08-29

Temple Mount Archaeology 2012

With Prof. Clyde Billington

Lots of additional exciting discoveries reported in the summer issue of ARTIFAX magazine, including a number with connections to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. With prof. Clyde Billington, the discussion covers new information about early 20th century excavations on the Temple Mount, new information about the depiction of the Temple menorah in the Arch of Titus in Rome, as well as a First Temple period seal and bulla that were both found near the Temple Mount in recent months.

tags: Temple Mount Bethlehem Seal Arch of Titus Temple Menorah Bulla

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#1195

2009-10-04

Magdala Synagogue and Menorah

With Co-host Keith Schoville

Construction of hotel on Galilee shore yields 1sts century finds

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