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The heart of the world: The star of Jerusalem 3D talks about her hometown and seeing herself on the Giant Screen for the first time
October 9, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

If you haven’t yet heard the mountains of praise for the wildly stunning Jerusalem 3D movie, climb out from under your rock right now. This epic film from National Geographic Entertainment whisks and winds you through one of the world’s most important cities with arguably one of the most storied pasts of all time. But […]

The Siege of Masada: Piecing Together the Puzzle
February 24, 2009 · 3 Comments

Our guest blogger today, Jodi Magness, Ph.D., holds a senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A noted archaeologist, she has spent a lot of time working at Masada, the location of a famous siege during the First Jewish-Roman War. In conjunction with our current special exhibition, […]

Genghis Khan & The Battle of Ain Jalut
February 16, 2009 · 9 Comments

Reading history never gets boring. Why make it up if one can read up on the real stuff? (There are exceptions to this, but in general I would argue that this is true). Consider the battle of Ain Jalut. The year is 1260AD. The place is in modern Israel. The combatants were the Mamluks and […]

Looking Back…Christmas Edition
December 25, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In the past when I have written these “Looking Back” posts, they have always been science-oriented. However, not much science has apparently happened in recorded history on this day, perhaps because so many people take this day off to spend it with their family and loved ones. So I thought I would share a few historical events that […]



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