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Author: John I. Rigoli

The Jewish Cemetery in Ostia, Rome, Italy

2 years ago

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Built by Jews who worked the barges plying the Tiber, it lay outside the city’s protective walls, even beyond the cemetery. The Via Ostiense The ancient Roman town of Ostia was linked to Rome by this street. The town, named from the Latin “ostium” for “mouth,” was located close to where the Tiber River empties…

Bible-Era Mystery Vessel Found — Code Stumps Experts

2 years ago

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In a discovery worthy of a Dan Brown novel, archaeologists in Jerusalem say they’ve found an ancient ritual cup with an intentionally cryptic message. Source: Bible-Era Mystery Vessel Found — Code Stumps Experts Bible-Era Mystery Vessel Found — Code Stumps Experts Andrew Curry for National Geographic News | September 9, 2009 It didn’t look like…

Tomb of the Unknown Priests | National Catholic Reporter

2 years ago

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Source: Tomb of the Unknown Priests | National Catholic Reporter Tomb of the Unknown Priests Nicole Sotelo  |  Nov. 11, 2011> Today marks the 90th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Having been killed during World War I in France, his unidentified body was interred at Arlington Cemetery outside of Washington, D.C., to…