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Bread Baked With 5000-Year-Old Egyptian Yeast

Physicist and video-game inventor Seamus Blackley enjoys studying Egyptology and baking sourdough bread.  That’s not all he does. Recently, he succeeded in physically traveling through time. That is, he baked bread from an original, 5000-year-old Egyptian yeast culture, and with flour milled from the grains the ancients would have used. Eating history. That’s as close …

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Enormous Neolithic Site Near Jerusalem Reveals 9000-Year-Old Secrets

Conventional thought among archaeologists was that Neolithic people didn’t settle in the area around the Judean Hills. Yet Motza, 5 kilometers west of Jerusalem, was always within easy distance of fresh water from the Sorek river, and near good agricultural ground. A trail coming from the southern foothills allowed access to traders and emigrants. All …

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Bible-Era Dye Factory Discovered in Northern Israel

Terracotta vats and vessels stained purple from the fabulous dyes of the Bible era were excavated 50 years ago at the site of Tel Shikmona, south of Haifa. But no further studies were done on the Iron-Age findings. The pottery sat gathering even more dust on storehouse shelves at Haifa University. History waited to be …

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