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An Ancient Jewish Community on Elephantine Island, Aswan

The following blog has been updated : One of the most interesting interludes in ancient Egyptian history concerns the Jewish community that inhabited a portion of Elephantine Island, located in southern Egypt adjacent to the town of Aswan, during the 5th and 4th … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Holy Land by Ida Pfeiffer in 1842

Ida Pfeiffer was one of the most intrepid of Victorian travellers.  In the early to mid part of the 19th century she travelled not only to the Middle East, but also to other areas of the globe.  This entry is about … Continue reading

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