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  • 2,600-year-old Phoenician wine 'factory' unearthed in Lebanon

    09/20/2020 9:02:50 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 14, 2020 | Tom Metcalfe
    Excavations at Tell el-Burak, about five miles south of the Lebanese coastal city of Sidon, have revealed the well-preserved remains of a wine press used from at least the seventh century B.C. It is the earliest wine press ever found in the Phoenician homelands, which roughly corresponded to modern Lebanon. The discovery is featured in a study published Monday in the journal Antiquity. Large numbers of seeds show grapes were brought there from nearby vineyards and crushed by treading feet in a large basin of durable plaster that could hold about 1,200 gallons of raw juice... The wine press was...
  • 'We are the Canaanites'

    02/20/2018 2:30:49 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/2/18 | David Rosenberg
    Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations Security Council that PA residents are the direct descendants of the Canaanites, claiming that ‘Palestine’ made significant contributions to humanity prior to the 1917 Balfour Declaration. During his address at the UN Security Council in which he called on the international community to hold a Middle East peace conference, with the goal of launching multilateral negotiations, Abbas claimed that the Arab residents of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza were in fact descended from the ancient Canaanites. "We are the descendants of the Canaanites who lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years...
  • Canaanite Gene Study Actually Proves the Bible Right, But Don't Tell the Media

    08/06/2017 8:21:36 PM PDT · by lasereye · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 1, 2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    Last week, the American Journal of Human Genetics published a study connecting the DNA of ancient Canaanites to modern-day people in Lebanon. Various news outlets immediately reported that this study proved the Bible wrong, when nothing could be further from the truth. Evolution News' David Klinghoffer compiled a helpful series of headlines: “Study disproves the Bible’s suggestion that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out” (The Telegraph) “Bible says Canaanites were wiped out by Israelites but scientists just found their descendants living in Lebanon” (The Independent) “Bronze Age DNA disproves the Bible’s claim that the Canaanites were wiped out: Study says...
  • DNA discovery identifies living descendants of Biblical Canaanites

    08/01/2017 6:12:48 PM PDT · by Lera · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 01, 2017 | James Rogers
    DNA research is shining new light on the Biblical Canaanite civilization, which existed thousands of years ago in the Middle East. The ancient civilization, which created the first alphabet and is mentioned frequently in the Bible, has long fascinated historians. LiveScience reports that, because the Canaanites kept their records on papyrus, rather than clay, relatively little is known about them. Now, however, scientists have found a genetic ‘trail’ back to the Canaanites’ ancient world. By sequencing the genomes of five Canaanites that lived 4,000 years ago with genomes from 99 people living in modern day Lebanon, researchers identified a strong...
  • Ancient DNA reveals fate of the mysterious Canaanites

    07/28/2017 1:01:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | Jul. 27, 2017 , 12:00 PM | Lizzie Wade
    The new samples come from Sidon, a coastal city in Lebanon. Marc Haber, a geneticist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, U.K., extracted enough DNA from the ancient skeletons to sequence the whole genomes of five Canaanite individuals, all around 3700 years old. Haber’s first mission was to figure out who the Canaanites were, genetically speaking. Ancient Greek sources suggested they had migrated to the Levant from the East. To test that, Haber and colleagues compared the Canaanite genomes to those of other ancient populations in Eurasia. It turned out the Greeks were half right: About 50% of...
  • In the Wake of the Phoenicians: DNA study reveals a Phoenician-Maltese link

    08/21/2005 1:38:08 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies · 1,729+ views
    The National Geographic ^ | October 2004 | Cassandra Franklin-Barbajosa
    In the Wake of the Phoenicians: DNA study reveals a Phoenician-Maltese link The idea is fascinating. Who among us hasn't considered our heritage and wondered if we might be descended from ancient royalty or some prominent historical figure? Led by a long-standing interest in the impact of ancient empires on the modern gene pool, geneticist and National Geographic emerging explorer Spencer Wells, with colleague Pierre Zalloua of the American University of Beirut, expanded on that question two years ago as they embarked on a genetic study of the Phoenicians, a first millennium B.C. sea empire that—over several hundred years—spread across...
  • New DNA Discoveries Prove the Bible Accurate, Despite What Headlines Claim

    08/01/2017 10:36:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/01/2017 | Michael Brown
    There was a spate of headlines last week claiming that new scientific discoveries disproved the historical narrative of the Bible. Headlines included, "DNA vs the Bible: Israelites did not wipe out the Canaanites" and "Study disproves the Bible's suggestion that the ancient Canaanites were wiped out." The problem is that the reverse is actually true: The discoveries confirm what the Scriptures explicitly state.Not surprisingly, these headlines didn't come from obscure, Bible-bashing websites. Instead, they came from Cosmos Magazine,, New Scientist (claiming that the discovery helped unravel the "true fate" of the Canaanites), and others. As stated in the New York...
  • While on others thou art calling, do not pass me by. A Homily for the 20th Sunday of the Year

    08/17/2014 3:15:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/16/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Today’s gospel teaches us to pray always and not lose heart. This is a gospel about having tenacity in prayer and, even when the results seem discouraging, continuing to beseech the Lord. It is also a gospel about the Lord’s will to extend the gospel to all the nations and to make the Church truly catholic.Let’s look at this gospel in five stages.STAGE I. TRAVELS - The text says, At that time, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Thus Jesus goes north of Israel into the territory we know today as Lebanon. Now Matthew is not just...
  • Archaeologists discover secret room in ancient Sidon temple [Phoenicians]

    02/28/2015 12:44:41 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | February 24, 2015 | Mohammed Zaatari
    ...The newly discovered monumental room is believed to be an extension of the underground Temple of Sidon, which dates back to the Bronze Age. This finding comes as workers prepare the foundations of a new national museum, which will be established beside the archaeological site. Construction of the museum led to urgent excavations at the site last month. Ten years ago, the delegation discovered an underground "holy of holies" room, dating back to 1300 B.C., where ancient residents are believed to have worshipped their gods. The newly discovered room was found adjacent to it, and is thought to be an...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • Jumblatt: Sectarian rancor cannot resolve Hezbollah arms issue

    06/30/2012 6:21:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Saturday, June 30, 2012 | unattributed
    Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said the issue of Hezbollah's arms can only be resolved via the National Dialogue and without resorting to sectarian partisanship, in remarks published Saturday. Commenting on the Sidon sit-in demanding the demilitarization of the resistance party, Jumblatt told An-Nahar: "The defense strategy should be formulated in a stable atmosphere away from tensions and sectarian partisanship." "This issue [Hezbollah's arms] cannot be resolved by blocking roads and disrupting people's lives in Sidon, the south and other areas," he added. On Wednesday, Sheikh Ahmad Assir, a Sidon-based Islamist and critic of Hezbollah's arsenal, blocked the...
  • Report in Lebanon: Fear Of Attempts To Strike At UNIFIL

    12/11/2008 5:51:38 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 308+ views
    The Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal reports that Lebanese security apparatuses and the Lebanese army have recently received reports on intentions to strike at UNIFIL in southern Lebanon.
  • 4,000-year-old Canaanite warrior found in Sidon dig[Lebanon]

    08/07/2008 9:48:09 AM PDT · by BGHater · 14 replies · 342+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | 05 Aug 2008 | Mohammed Zaatari
    SIDON: The British Museum's excavation team in Sidon have recently unearthed a new grave containing human skeletal remains belonging to a Canaanite warrior, archeology expert and field supervisor Claude Doumet Serhal told The Daily Star on Monday. According to Serhal, the delegation made the discovery at the "Freres" excavation site near Sidon's crusader castle. "This is the 77th grave that we have discovered at this site since our digging activities has started ten years ago with Lebanese-British financing," she said. According to Serhal, the remains go back to 2000 B.C., with a British archeologist saying the warrior had been buried...
  • Lebanese troops shoot suspected suicide bomber

    05/31/2008 1:26:44 PM PDT · by decimon · 11 replies · 189+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2008 | Hussein Dakroub
    BEIRUT — Lebanese troops shot and killed a suicide bomber near Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp Saturday, a senior military official said. The official said the Palestinian man wearing an explosive belt approached an army checkpoint just outside the Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp on the outskirts of the southern city of Sidon. Soldiers manning the army checkpoint saw the young man climb out of a car and throw a hand grenade which failed to explode, the official said. The soldiers warned the man not to move, but he ignored the orders and moved quickly toward them with his hands on...
  • Deadly clashes spread in Lebanon camps as bomb hits capital

    06/04/2007 1:11:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies · 889+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 4, 2007 | Muntasser Abdallah
    Deadly firefights in a Palestinian camp in south Lebanon and a bus bombing in the capital opened new fronts for the army on Monday as it battles to crush an Al-Qaeda-inspired militia in a 16-day standoff in the north of the country. Residents were plunged into panic by the gunbattles between the army and Sunni Muslim extremists which first flared late Sunday near Ain al-Helweh, the largest of Lebanon's 12 refugee camps in the southern city of Sidon. Two soldiers and two militants were killed and 11 wounded, a military spokesman said, and dozens of families fled to safety before...
  • Report: al-Qaida, Taliban in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

    06/22/2003 10:58:19 AM PDT · by yonif · 6 replies · 268+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jun. 22, 2003 | DOUGLAS DAVIS
    The Ain al-Hilwe Palestinian refugee camp in the Lebanese port city of Sidon has been infiltrated by some 200 al-Qaida and Taliban terrorists who are using it as a base for planning and launching attacks, Lebanese intelligence officials told the London-based Sunday Telegraph. The officials blame the terror group, which calls itself Esbat al-Ansar (League of Warriors), for a rocket attack on the Future TV station in Beirut last Saturday night. The blast devastated the newsroom of the station, which is controlled by Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, but caused no injuries as no one was on duty at the...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 7/16/06-Haifa,Safed,Dahyieh Junubiya,Jdaydet Yabous,Necore,Biddawi

    07/16/2006 6:25:45 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 111 replies · 11,656+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects, and many brave photographers | 7/16/06 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 7/16/06 -Mar Mikhail, Safed, Balata, Dahyieh Junubiya, Rafik Hariri Airport, Gaza, Ghoubayri, Hazor, Jiyeh, Kiryat Shmona, Carmiel, Beirut, Jdaydet Yabous, Necore, Rafah, Saida, Sidon, Taanayel, Biddawi terrorist camp, Haifa, Meron, Adousiyeh, Asmiyeh, Tripoli, Tyre, Zahrani BREAKING: Haifa - target of Lebanese and Hizb'Allah terrorism BREAKING: Meron - target of Lebanese and Hizb'Allah terrorism BREAKING: Safed - target of Lebanese and Hizb'Allah terrorism BREAKING: Mar Mikhail - Israel shows restraint BREAKING: Balata - terrorists' training camp BREAKING: Dahyieh Junubiya - Hizb'Allah stronghold BREAKING: Rafik Hariri International Airport - Israel shows restraint BREAKING: Gaza...
  • Long-lost Phoenician ports found: Old Mediterranean harbours discovered buried under modern cities

    01/07/2006 4:28:42 PM PST · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 750+ views ^ | 1/6/06 | Philip Ball
    Thanks to political tensions easing in Lebanon, archaeologists have finally managed to locate the sites of ancient Phoenician harbours in the seaports that dominated Mediterranean trade thousands of years ago. By drilling out cores of sediment from the modern urban centres of these cities, geologists have mapped out the former coastlines that the sediments have long since buried. From this they have pinpointed the likely sites of the old harbours, and have marked out locations that, they say, are in dire need of exploration and conservation. The modern cities of Tyre and Sidon on the Lebanese coast were once the...
  • Ancient Warrior Grave Unearthed In Lebanese Port (Sidon)

    09/15/2002 7:47:38 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 581+ views
    ABC News ^ | 9-16-2002
    Mon, Sep 16 2002 12:39 AM AEST Ancient warrior grave unearthed in Lebanese port Archaeologists have unearthed several Bronze Age graves, including that of an ancient warrior interred with his axe, in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Excavation team director Claude Doumet Serhal said the excavations are "among the most important archaeological projects in Lebanon as they are taking place in the centre of the city of modern Sidon." He also said the warrior's grave dated back to the Middle Bronze Age, around the second millennium BC, and included an unusually well preserved bronze duck-bill axe with a...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 01/29/03-Jarf el-Nadaf,Sulaymanyah,Gaza,Porto Alegre

    01/28/2003 8:53:43 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 40 replies · 656+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, NASAS, and the usual suspects | 1/29/03 | business, culture, foreign, government, news, philosophy, breaking, frontpage, canada, germany, isra
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 01/29/03 - Jarf el-Nadaf, Gaza, Sulaymanyah, Paris, Porto Alegre BREAKING: Jarf el-Nadaf - Hopeless, lost UN Weapons Inspectors BREAKING: Gaza - Terrorist explosions at home BREAKING: Sulaymanyah - No more Halabjas BREAKING: Beit Hanoun, Gaza - Ballistic missiles launched at Israel from bridges (US media silent) USS Nassau, Amman, Beirut, Berlin, Khan Younis, Rafah, Sidon, Paris, Porto Alegre =========== Baghdad =========== UN weapons inspectors beg for help and directions from Saddam's "Monitoring Directorate" after they got lost on their "inspection" visit to Jarf el-Nadaf, south of Baghdad. Joint "inspection" by the Iraqi...