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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tel Shiloh Digs, Again


When I was at Tel Shiloh for Rosh Chodesh Elul Prayers, I discovered that the young crew of archaeologist helpers were still busy digging.





And last week at the Israel Museum I found one of the giant urns which had been discovered during an earlier dig.  It's in the third section, the one about Biblical finds.  Strangely, Shiloh doesn't seem to be mentioned in the museum's narrative, explanations.  Shiloh was the capital for 369 years, quite a long time.  Actually, the narrative is the worst thing about the exhibit, the archeology section.  It's very antireligious.

2 comments:

Risa said...

Anti-religious is an understatement. You mostly have to ignore them and just enjoy the finds.

Batya said...

Yes, Risa, for sure, but too many visitors don't have the knowledge to do so. The Judaica Exhibit is fantastic, certainly worth a visit. Let's make a date!