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Amulets from Ketef Hinnom
Imageby Derek Winterburn

Amulets from Ketef Hinnom

Two silver amulets with inscriptions to ward off evil. Found at Ketef Hinnom, currently on display in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Mesopotamian Effects on Israel During the Iron Age
Articleby Benjamin T. Laie

Mesopotamian Effects on Israel During the Iron Age

The Iron Age in the traditional Ancient Near Eastern chronology ranges from somewhere around 1200 BCE to 333 BCE. It begins from the era when it was first thought iron came to be used up to the ascendency of Alexander the Great as the major...
Ancient Walls Surrounding Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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Ancient Walls Surrounding Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The site of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is identified as the place both of the crucifixion and the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. Despite the mutilations of the centuries, the Holy Sepulchre remains a fascinating complex of...
The Trial & Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth
Articleby Rebecca Denova

The Trial & Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth

The central pillars of Christianity originate from the story of the trial, crucifixion, and death of Jesus Christ. The events cover the time when Jesus of Nazareth and his followers entered Jerusalem for the festival of Passover to Sunday...
Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders
Imageby Émile Signol

Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders

A 19th century CE painting by Émil Signol titled "Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, 15th July 1099". Jerusalem was recaptured from the Muslims during the First Crusade, 1095-1202 CE. (Palace of Versailles, France)
Nebuchadnezzar Captures Jerusalem
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Nebuchadnezzar Captures Jerusalem

This official document chronicles important events in the reign of Nebuchadnezzar between 605-595 BCE. It pin points Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem and the surrender of Jehoakim, king of Judah ar Jerusalem in 597 BCE. From Bablyon, Southern...
Ancient Palestine
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Ancient Palestine

Insets: Plan of Jerusalem. Dominions of David and Solomon (1025-953 BC). Palestine under the later Kings (953-722 BC). Palestine under Joshua and the Judges (1250-1125 BC).
The Battle of Hattin, 1187 CE
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The Battle of Hattin, 1187 CE

An illustration from the 13th century CE Chronica majora by Michael Paris showing a scene from the Battle of Hattin in 1187 CE. On the left is the Muslim leader Saladin who faces and takes from King Guy of Jerusalem the True Cross. (Corpus...
Mosque of the Dome of the Rock
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Mosque of the Dome of the Rock

Mosque of the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Sakhra) located on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It was erected by the Muslim caliph Abd el-Malik in 688-691 CE but Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566 CE) was responsible for the mosque’s renovation...
Kingdom of Abyssinia
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Kingdom of Abyssinia

The Kingdom of Abyssinia was founded in the 13th century CE and, transforming itself into the Ethiopian Empire via a series of military conquests, lasted until the 20th century CE. It was established by the kings of the Solomonid dynasty...