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Eilat Mazar

Eilat Mazar (Hebrew: אילת מזר‎; born September 10, 1956) is a third-generation Israeli archaeologist, specializing in Jerusalem and Phoenician ... More »Eilat Mazar (Hebrew: אילת מזר‎; born September 10, 1956) is a third-generation Israeli archaeologist, specializing in Jerusalem and Phoenician archeology. A senior fellow at the Shalem Center, she has worked on the Temple Mount excavations, as well as excavations at Achzib. In addition to heading the Shalem Center's Institute of Archeology, she is affiliated with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mazar obtained her Ph.D. from Hebrew University in 1997. She is the granddaughter of pioneering Israeli archaeologist Benjamin Mazar. She is a mother of four and resides in Jerusalem. On August 4, 2005, Mazar announced she had discovered in Jerusalem what may have been the palace of the biblical King David, the second king of a united Kingdom of Israel, who ruled from 1048 to 1007 BCE by the biblical dating (or from around 1005 to 965 BCE by the consensus dating). Now referred to as the Large Stone structure, Mazar's discovery consists of a public building she dated from the 10th century... [ Wikipedia ]

Israeli archaeologist uncovers ancient treasure trove

Etched into the medallion are a menorah (Temple candelabrum), shofar (rams horn) and Torah scroll.Ouria Tadmor/Hebrew University A few of the thirty-six gold coins found by Israeli Archaeologist, Eilat Mazar, near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.HebrewUniversity/Youtube JERUSALEM – An ...

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Israeli Archeologists Discovers Byzantine-era Gold Tucked Under Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

Eilat Mazar, a Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist, said the artifacts dates back to the Byzantine period, or early seventh century CE. "We have been making significant finds from the First Temple Period in this area, a much earlier time in Jerusalem's history, so discovering a ...

Ancient golden treasure found at foot of Temple Mount

Sep. 9, 2013 — In summer excavations at the foot of the Temple Mount, Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar made a stunning discovery: two bundles of treasure containing thirty-six gold coins, gold and silver jewelry, and a gold medallion with the menorah (Temple ...

Earliest alphabetical inscription from Biblical times found in Jerusalem

Working near the Temple Mount, head archaeologist Eilat Mazar uncovered the 10th century B.C.E inscription, engraved on a large pithos, a necklace ceramic jar, along with six others at the Ophel excavation site. The inscription is written in the Canaanite language, a Biblical people who ...

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Biblical-Era Earrings Found In Israel At Abel Beth Maacah, Sparking Hopes Of Future Discoveries At '...

Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University says among the finds are jewelry and a gold medallion with the Jewish menorah symbol etched into it. Other findings include items with additional Jewish symbols such as a ram's horn and a Torah scroll. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/201 ...

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Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University says among the finds are jewelry and a gold medallion with the Jewish menorah symbol etched into it. Other findings include items with additional Jewish symbols such as a ram's horn and a Torah scroll. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/201 ...

Archaeologists Carbon-Date Camel Bones, Discover Major Discrepancy In Bible Story

Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University says among the finds are jewelry and a gold medallion with the Jewish menorah symbol etched into it. Other findings include items with additional Jewish symbols such as a ram's horn and a Torah scroll. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/201 ...

Noah's Ark Prototype Was Round, 4,000 Year Old Tablet Suggests

Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University says among the finds are jewelry and a gold medallion with the Jewish menorah symbol etched into it. Other findings include items with additional Jewish symbols such as a ram's horn and a Torah scroll. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/201 ...

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Biblical-Era Treasures Discovered In 'Good Samaritan' Osnat Lester's Basement, Stunning Israeli Arch...

Eilat Mazar of Jerusalem's Hebrew University says among the finds are jewelry and a gold medallion with the Jewish menorah symbol etched into it. Other findings include items with additional Jewish symbols such as a ram's horn and a Torah scroll. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/201 ...

King David remains a mystery

The article also mentions the 2005 discovery by Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar of another possible palace of King David. The “large stone structure” in Jerusalem’s City of David archaeological region, immediately south of the Temple Mount, also has been dated to the 10th century B.C....

Gold found at foot of Temple Mount.

Archaeologist Eilat Mazar believes the items may have been abandoned when Persian conquerors allowed local Christians to expel the Jews from Jerusalem. The Byzantine Empire, also known as the Eastern Roman Empire, ruled the Holy Land from Constantinople until Muslim armies conquered ...

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Byzantine-era gold hoard unearthed in Jerusalem

Dig director Eilat Mazar from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows journalists a gold medallion found during archaeological excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, known to Jews as Temple Mount, in the old city of Jerusalem, on September 9, 2013. ...

Armstrong College To Join Archaeological Dig In Jerusalem

His experience includes four trips to Jerusalem where he worked on important archaeological excavations with prominent archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University. "After two years hiatus from excavating, I'm chomping at the bit to return to Jerusalem and continue digging in the ...

The Ophel Inscription Debate | Roger Isaacs

The artifact concerned, dubbed the Ophel Inscription, was discovered near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem by Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar. Scratched upon the clay are the remnants of an ancient language, the identity of which has been hotly debated. Why such concern over a simple ...

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