Christians gather in Jerusalem’s Old City for Easter amid Gaza war

“Who breaks the power of sin and darkness? Whose love is mighty and so much stronger?  The soul-stirring melody of “Amazing Grace” filled the morning air, accompanied by the rising sun above the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem’s Old City. Hundreds of Christians gathered to commemorate the Easter holiday, which they believe marks the day […]

Plant, fruit analysis from Goliath’s biblical city sheds light on Philistine rituals

The mysterious culture of the Philistines that flourished during the Iron Age (1200-604 BCE) profoundly affected the southern Levant’s cultural history, agronomy, and dietary customs. More than a quarter century of excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath in central Israel, identified as the biblical Gath of the Philistines and the home of Goliath, has provided a […]

Rare stone box from the Second Temple period discovered in the City of David

A rare and mysterious, multi-compartment stone container dating back to the days of the Second Temple that serves as evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem two millennia ago has been put on display for the first time at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The square box was discovered during excavations conducted by the Israel […]

Ethnic killings in one Sudan city left up to 15,000 dead – UN report

Between 10,000 and 15,000 people were killed in one city in Sudan’s West Darfur region last year in ethnic violence by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and allied Arab militia, according to a United Nations report seen by Reuters on Friday. In the report to the UN Security Council, independent UN sanctions monitors […]

Rebels take control of Sudan’s second-largest city, endangering refugees

Reports indicate that Wad Madani, Sudan’s second-largest city and an important safe haven for hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Sudanese civilians, was captured by the insurgent Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on Monday.  For more stories from The Media Line go to themedialine.org Following reports that the paramilitary group had seized the town of […]

Ancient Egyptian baboon mummy hints at existence of lost mythical city

DNA obtained from the mummified remains of an ancient Egyptian baboon has shed light on the location of a hidden city that eludes modern maps. A recent study delving into the DNA unveiled insights into how the ancient Egyptians traded with a city situated along the coast of present-day Eritrea. Eritrea, an east African […]

Radiocarbon dating proves biblical accounts of the Israeli city of Gezer

For scholars seeking to reconstruct the Bronze and Iron Age history of the southern Levant and explore the interplay between text and Gezer became a major fortified Canaanite city-state in the first half of the 2nd millennium BCE that was later destroyed by fire and rebuilt.  The importance of this intriguing site was due […]

Orthodox Jews filmed spitting at Christians in Jerusalem’s Old City

A group of Orthodox Jews was filmed on Monday as they spat and shouted at Christian pilgrims carrying the Four Species through Jerusalem’s Old City. The incident sparked public outcry, as it was not the first of its kind and took place on Sukkot – which Christians observe as the Feast of Tabernacles – […]