Tuesday, December 22, 2009

News from the Fish Bowl: Archaeology for Christmas

Hi, it's me, Lucky. I haven't posted in a long time because I've been with Snuffles in his cave. He doesn't get Internet access up there. He also doesn't pick up his dirty socks off the floor.

I wanted to do a news post over our break, and I just found out that the first-known house from the time of Jesus is being excavated in Nazareth. This is CBS:

Just days before Christmas, there has been a significant archaeological find in Jesus' hometown. Israeli archaeologists say they've found the first house in Nazareth dating back to the time of Christ.

"The character of the walls is typical of Jewish villages in the early Roman period. So this would be the sort of house that Jesus or people of his period would have lived in," said Yardena Alexandre of the Israel Antiquities Authority, who headed the excavation. [more...]
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