Hebron is one of oldest cities in the world and one of the four Jewish Holy cities along with Jerusalem, Tiberias and Tzfat. A city that has become a religious Shrine of three religions, is subject to constant tensions between Arabs and Jews. In addition to biblical attractions, Hebron is attractive for its glass-blowing industry, grapes, figs and olives that grows abundantly in the vicinity of the city.
Hebron is one of the oldest cities in the region, associated with the names of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and king David. In the Bible, Hebron is also called Mamre and Kiryat Arba. According to the old Testament Abraham bought the cave of Machpelah for 400 shekels of silver at jetanin of Ephron to bury Sarah. In the same cave were later buried Abraham and Jacob and Isaac with their wives. There is a version that in the same cave are buried the remains of the first people on earth – Adam and eve.
Prior to the taking of Jerusalem. for seven years, Hebron was the capital of David’s Kingdom. During the Jewish war, the Romans captured the city and renamed it Abramius. Replaced the Romans came the Byzantines, then the crusaders, Mamluks, and Ottomans. During the six day war, Israeli forces took the city without meeting much resistance. Today live here, mainly Jews from English-speaking countries. Continue reading
On 11 April, the tourists vacationing in Greece, was again able to visit the excavations of Akrotiri on Santorini. The ancient city belongs to the period of the Minoan civilization, the people here came about in the fourth Millennium BC. In 2005, due to the collapse of the makeshift roof object has been closed, but after the reconstruction reopened for history buffs…
Today everyone has the opportunity to feel the breath of history, because the city of Akrotiri is considered one of the most significant monuments of Greece.
Signs of ancient settlements on Santorini were discovered during archaeological excavations in 1967. Realizing that they were on the threshold of a historic opening and to restore the details of life of the Minoans, the Greek team decided to engage in large-scale works.
During excavations archaeologists discovered pottery, furniture, frescoes and a lot of other items that date back to IV-III millennia BC. The work carried out by the Greek archaeologists, is considered unique because allowed us to detect even small artifacts that are merged into the narrative of a whole civilization. Continue reading
In Cuba open new archaeological Museum, dedicated to the life and culture of aborigines, inhabiting separate territories of the island hundreds and thousands of years ago.
The first exhibition of the new archaeological Museum of Cuba, about the life of ancient communities on the Western Peninsula of Guanahacabibes, planned to open in the near future. Now in the San Juan river, not far from “black Lagoon” will house exhibition areas of the Museum, under construction, and in the vicinity of the valley are ongoing archaeological excavations – scientists continue to extract various household items of the ancient inhabitants of the island: mortar, chisel, dyeing the stones.
Another archaeological Museum opens in Cuba this year – it will be located in the province of Ciego de Avila, in the town of Los Buchillones. It is known that in the vicinity of this locality were found numerous artifacts, telling about the life of aborigines, who inhabited the province for more than seven centuries ago. Scientists-archaeologists involved in the formation of the exhibitions of the new Museum, claim that the audience will be presented a huge number of exhibits, Continue reading