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ISRAEL: MAJOR UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIND, 2ND TIME JUDEA INSCRIPTION FOUND FROM ROMAN PERIOD…….

Like my buddy Brian of London says, turn over a stone in Israel and something Jewish turns up….

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Maritime archeologists uncover the name of ancient Judean procurator

Bar-Kochba period ‏

Ancient script engraved on a massive rectangular stone, from the Bar-Kochba period ‏. (photo credit:JENNY CARMEL)

In a rare underwater discovery, researchers from the University of Haifa have determined with certainty the name of the Roman procurator who ruled in Judea prior to the second century Bar-Kochba Revolt.

Archeologists uncovered his name – Gargilius Antiques – engraved on a massive rectangular stone, during a maritime excavation at the Tel Dor archeological site south of Haifa. The 85-cm. stone bearing Antiques’ name weighed in at over 600 kg., requiring a complicated engineering operation for removal, the university said.
Ancient script engraved on a massive rectangular stone, from the Bar-Kochba period ‏ (photo credit: EHUD ERKIN SHALEV)Ancient script engraved on a massive rectangular stone, from the Bar-Kochba period ‏ (photo credit: EHUD ERKIN SHALEV)

“Not only did we manage to identify with certainty for the first time the name of the procurator that controlled Judea during the critical years before the Bar-Kochba Revolt, but this is only the second time that a reference to the name Judea was revealed in any inscription from the Roman period,” said Prof. Assaf Yasur-Landau and Dr. Gil Gambash in a joint statement.

Yasur-Landau managed the underwater excavation, while Gambash, the head of the Maritime Civilizations Department, helped in deciphering the inscription.

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  1. Meanwhile the UN’s president Peter Thomson wears an Islamic keffiyah and PLO flag in a new barrage of official resolutions to remove the Jews from their rightful ancient homeland.

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