Jerusalem

Christ's burial slab uncovered for the first time in centuries

File photo - Worshippers hold candles as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony aound the Edicule at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 11, 2015. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Researchers have uncovered the stone slab in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ.

The slab, which has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., has been exposed as part of a major restoration project at the church, National Geographic reports.

Archaelogists uncover Jerusalem treasure trove

large_Temple-Mount-Treasure.jpgA rare and ancient trove of coins and jewelry has been found buried near Temple Mount in Jerusalem dating back to the 7th Century. 
 
The haul includes a total of 36 gold coins etched with images of Byzantine emperors and a 10cm medallion etched with a Menorah, Shofar made from a ram's horn and a Torah scroll.  
 

Jerusalem to rebuild iconic synagogue destroyed in 1948

1948 Synagogue

PHOTO: TIFERETH ISRAEL ARCHIVES

JERUSALEM - The Jerusalem Municipality awarded initial approval to a plan to rebuild the Tiferet Israel synagogue in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter, a magnificent domed synagogue from the 19th century which was destroyed in the 1948 War of Independence.

The project will recreate the three-story-tall synagogue as well as the iconic dome on the top, with only minor changes to the original, such as the introduction of an elevator to make the building more accessible.

Sennacherib lays siege to Israel

TEXT: ISAIAH 36

BACKGROUND: According to Wikipedia, Assyrian King Sennacherib's siege of Jerusalem begins with the destruction of the Northern Kingdom of Israel and its capital, Samaria.

The Bible says the 10 northern tribes came to be known as the Ten Lost Tribes, because as recorded in II Kings 17, they were carried off and settled with other peoples - as was the Assyrian policy.

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