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Israelis find 2,750-year-old temple
12-29-2012, 07:41 PM #1
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An employee of the Israeli Antiquities Authority displays figurines at Tel Motza archaeological site on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,750-year-old temple near Jerusalem, along with pottery and clay figurines that suggest the site was the home base for a ritual cult, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

The discovery was made during excavations at the Tel Motza archaeological site, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) west of Jerusalem, during preparations for work on a new section of Israeli's Highway 1, the agency said in a statement.

"The ritual building at Tel Motza is an unusual and striking find, in light of the fact that there are hardly any remains of ritual buildings of the period in Judaea at the time of the First Temple," excavation directors Anna Eirikh, Hamoudi Khalaily and Shua Kisilevitz were quoted as saying in the statement.

The Bible says the First Temple was built in Jerusalem by Solomon, son of King David, and archaeologists estimate that construction was undertaken in the 10th century B.C. The excavation's directors say the Tel Motza temple must have been active in an era "prior to the religious reforms throughout the kingdom at the end of the monarchic period (at the time of Hezekiah and Isaiah), which abolished all ritual sites, concentrating ritual practices solely at the Temple in Jerusalem."

Tel Motza was thought to be associated with the ancient settlement called "Mozah" in the Book of Joshua. During previous work, archaeologists uncovered a large structure with storehouses and a number of silos. They said that structure might have served as a storage facility for Jerusalem's grain supplies.

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12-29-2012, 07:54 PM #2
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(12-29-2012, 07:41 PM)Pillowpants Wrote:  Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,750-year-old temple near Jerusalem, along with pottery and clay figurines that suggest the site was the home base for a ritual cult, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

I bet in 2,750 years when they find barbie dolls, screaming monkey slingshots and fancy narwhal plushies they'll assume the same about us.

12-29-2012, 08:00 PM #3
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12-29-2012, 08:01 PM #4
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12-30-2012, 01:18 AM #5
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the lst city of ibuyyourgold?

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12-30-2012, 02:19 AM #6
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12-30-2012, 02:32 AM #7
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That's really fascinating Rog! Damn that looks so much like formations around here only they're covered in a bunch of biomass.
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12-30-2012, 11:05 AM #9
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Druid or Celtic Circle
Anyone from Spain or Portugal would recognize this instantly since they both are numerous there and elsewhere like Britian and Ireland. Examples of similar constructions can be seen in the book " Americe B.C." by Harvard professor Berry fell.


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12-30-2012, 12:01 PM #10
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lots of stone circles across the U.K, many in the derbyshire area. Some are now lost but I have a friend who spends all his spare time hunting them out. They really are spectacular. Great pics guys

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12-31-2012, 04:37 PM #11
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Maybe it's the Temple of the Jar Head Clan.





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