Friday, November 27, 2009

New 360 Panoramas

Of the church of Beatitudes, Transfiguration, and Capernaum

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New book on the Temple Mount

Oleg Grabar and B. Kedar, 

Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Jerusalem's Sacred Esplanade 

Universtiy of Texas Press, 2010
ISBN-10: 0292722729

Reviewed at

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Jewish coins found near Temple Mount

Newly discovered coins from the first Jewish revolt (AD 66-70) are now on display at the Davidson Archaeological Park south of the Temple Mount.

Some of the coins reflect temple ideology of the Jewish rebels.

Qumran cave 1

A 360 panorama of Qumran cave 1.

Along with others as well

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dead Sea Scrolls Cave 1, part 2

This photo shows the cave in the center of the photo.

Here is a closeup of the cave.

Interior of the cave. The pottery is modern.

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Dead Sea Scroll Cave 1, part 1

I visited the Dead Sea today, and hiked up to cave one. Here are a few photographs of the ridge of the Dead Sea escarpment leading up to the cave. The cave is near the center of the photos where a large pillar like rock is to the left of a square black crevase.

Here is a closeup with the large pillar-like rock. The cave is the second black spot on the left at ground level.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gigapan of the Temple Mount and Mount of Olives

from the Tower of the Church of the Redeemer, near the Holy Sepulcher.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gigapan of the Madaba Map of Jerusalem

Large hi-resolution version at

Umayyad Palace, Amman, Jordan

Interior of the Ummayd Palace (c. 700) on the citadel of Amman, Jordan, with some restoration to the walls, and a new dome showing the structure of wooden dome making.
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Student photos at the Treasury

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Gigapan of the Treasury at Petra, Jordan

A gigapan is a ultra-high resolution photograph taken by creating a collage of telephoto photographs.  Here's one I recently took of the "Treasury" at Petra.