Friday, November 27, 2009

New 360 Panoramas

Of the church of Beatitudes, Transfiguration, and Capernaum

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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
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/world/middleeast/15mount.html?_r=1

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.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2009-11-11-jewish-temple-coins-exhibition_N.htm

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

Qumran cave 1

A 360 panorama of Qumran cave 1.

http://www.360cities.net/image/qumran-cave-1

Along with others as well

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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.


http://gigapan.org/gigapans/36123/

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gigapan of the Madaba Map of Jerusalem


Large hi-resolution version at

http://gigapan.org/gigapans/35868/

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.

http://gigapan.org/gigapans/35859/