Tag: Galilee

A picture shows the Church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, in Israel�s Lower Galilee on March 25, 2009. According to Christian tradition, Mount Tabor is the site of the Transfiguration of Christ, during which Jesus began to radiate light and was seen conversing with Moses and Elijah. Pope Benedict …

Shrine to Jesus in Israel ‘Robbed and Vandalised’

A church in Israel built where Christians believe the transfiguration of Jesus took place has been vandalised, with chalices stolen, icons damaged and a donation box robbed, an official said Tuesday.

Israeli archaeologist Dr. Ofer Sion stands on Byzantine-era paving stones as he excavates the 1,500-year-old street on February 10, 2010 in the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority said that the excavations confirm the accuracy of the famous Madaba map, an ancient mosaic map to be found …

Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Galilee

A synagogue dating back to the end of the Second Temple Era was discovered on the Tel Recheš Peak in the Galilee last week in a rare and unique archaeological find.

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Ancient Egyptian Amulet Found By Israeli High School Girls

Ynetnews reports: A group of Israeli high school girls discovered an Egyptian Scarab amulet estimated to be nearly 3,300-years-old on Wednesday morning while on a field trip to an archeological site in the Galilee.

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Fake U.S. Bills Featuring Face of Islamic State Boss Found in Galilee

Fake U.S. $100 bills featuring an image of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have been found scattered around several locations in the Galilee, Israel Police spokesperson Luba Samri said Monday. The fake currency features al-Baghdadi in place of founding father