Prof. Danny Rosenberg, at the University of Haifa said that with the exception of these finds at Tel Tsaf, no evidence of mass-food storage between 7,500 – 6,500 years ago has been found anywhere in the region.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
A unique 7,200-year-old clay vessel recently unearthed in the Jordan Valley by researchers from Israel and Germany may represent the oldest evidence yet of ancient class structure as it relates to food storage rituals in the Near East.
Archeologists working at the Tel Tsaf excavation site near the Jordan River. – Photo: Courtesy of University of Haifa
The relic was discovered at the Tel Tsaf archeological site during digs overseen by Prof. Continue Reading »
The gate, which is nearly excavated, likely bore the bronze mask of Pan that was found in one of the gate towers, leading archeologists to believe the theater hosted rituals honoring one of the gods of the Greco-Roman pantheon.
By Daniel K. Eisenbud
An ancient Roman theater discovered during an excavation by the University of Haifa at Hippos, an archeological site overlooking the Sea of Galilee, may support the hypothesis that the facility was used for religious ceremonies, instead of entertainment.
Aerial view of Hippos / Sussita – Photo: AVRAM GRAICER/Wikimedia Commons
Hippos, which is situated on a prominent hill some two kilometers east of the Galilee, within Sussita National Park, is operated by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Continue Reading »
The bronze mask was unearthed at the Susita archaeological dig site, which was formerly the site of the pagan Roman city of Antiochia Hippos.
A bronze mask of the Greek god Pan believed to be some 2,000 years old was discovered by University of Haifa archaeologists recently near Lake Kinneret in the Galilee.
Bronze mask of the god Pan – Screenshot
According to the archaeologists, the mask is unlike any other discovered before due to its great size – larger than a human head.
The mask was discovered at the Susita archaeological dig site, which was formerly the site of the pagan Roman city of Antiochia Hippos. Continue Reading »
In efforts to contribute to the health of its students, faculty & staff, trans fats, a type of unsaturated fats that have been found to raise the risk of coronary heart disease, has been banished from the University campus.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Taking a leaf from the pro-health book of former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the University of Haifa has become the first to bar the sale of non-healthy trans fat food on campus.
Healthy Food [illustrative]. – Photo:REUTERS
The university, which has a school of public health and is proud of its environmentally friendly “green campus,” also continues its efforts to contribute to the health of its students, faculty and other staff. Continue Reading »
Archaeologists from the University of Haifa find a dove-shaped gold pendant, bones crushed under a collapsed roof & stone catapult ammunition at dig-site near Lake Kinneret.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
University of Haifa archaeologists announced Monday that they have recently discovered items which have shed light on an earthquake that occurred in 363 CE in the ancient city of Hippos which overlooks the Sea of Galilee.
Gold pendant in shape of dove.- Photo: DR. MICHAEL EISENBERG
Hippos, near modern-day Kibbutz Ein Gev, was the site of a Greco-Roman city-state. Archaeologists digging at the Hippos excavation site, known as Susita in Hebrew, uncovered a woman’s skeleton and a gold dove-shaped pendant under the tiles of a collapsed roof. Continue Reading »