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Holy Land

There are still knights and dames who protect the Holy Land

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is one of the last "chivalric" orders, and is very active around the world.

Goliath’s hometown discovered to be larger than once thought

The ancient city of Gath, part of the Philistine Pentapolis, spread out over 123 acres.

This ancient Judaean fortress became a Byzantine monastery… but only for a while.

High atop a cliff in the Judaean Desert, the ancient fortress was built by Alexander Jannaeus, and transformed into a monastery centuries later by Saint Euthymius

The “immovable” ladder of the Holy Sepulchre: Why has nobody moved it since 1757?

Also known as the “status quo ladder,” it is shared among six churches.

12 Faces and 12 short stories from the Holy Land

The Holy Land is wider, bigger, and deeper than one thinks.

Sea of Galilee rises in biblical proportions, 11 inches in 24 hours

40 inches of rainfall over the winter is alleviating 5-year drought

Did you know that Jesus’ homeland of Galilee was (and is) a lush and green oasis?

The region remains fertile, thanks to high rainfall and relatively cool temperatures.

If Sodom really existed, where is it?

One American archaeologist thinks he knows.

Archaeologists racing “antiquities robbers” to find Dead Sea Scrolls

Fragments that showed up recently on black market led to renewed search.

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