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Archaeological Exploration in Zedekiah’s Cave

Wyatt Archaeological Research announces archaeological exploration in Zedekiah’s Cave – also known as King Solomon’s Quarries. Jerusalem, Israel – September 2011 History: Far beneath the Old City of Jerusalem lies Zedekiah’s Cave, a vast underground quarry thought to have been employed in the building of the temple in Jerusalem. Forgotten for hundreds of years, the cave was rediscovered in 1854 …

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The Glass Finds

A few fragments of glass vessels were found, including the unique cylinder seal from the eighth-seventh centuries BCE. The seal was made of transparent, colorless glass, which is quite rare in such an object; it bears a wheel-cut pattern, depicting a cultic scene. A wide perforation in the center of the cylinder may indicate its secondary use as a bead. …

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OFFICIAL REPORT ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY

During August 2005 a trial excavation was conducted within the Garden Tomb compound, north of the Damascus Gate (Permit No. A-4549*). The excavation, on behalf of the Antiquities Authority and funded by two foundations from the United States––the Wyatt Archaeological Research (WAR) of Tennessee and the Biblical Archaeology Foundation (BAF) of Texas––was directed by Y. Zelinger, with the assistance of …

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12,000 Gallon Cistern?

August 2006 Ark of the Covenant Excavation Reveals Plastered Enclosure           Excavations just completed in Jerusalem revealed what appears to be a 12,000 gallon Byzantine cistern. A circular plastered enclosure measuring approximately sixteen feet in diameter and approximately ten feet in height was partially excavated. The cistern having walls as much as six feet in thickness adjoins an un-plastered circular …

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The Ark of the Covenant

The excavations of 2005 and 2006 at the Garden Tomb, in Jerusalem, did not completely confirm the findings as stated by the late Ronald E. Wyatt during his periods of excavation during the years 1979 to 1989. We no longer have the personal account of Ronald Wyatt to help guide us. For these reasons, until further research, the Ark of the …

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We Discovered It

Recently, there are those who have claimed to have “discovered” Mount Sinai. The truth is that they discovered it exactly where Ron Wyatt did several years before they got there. Major “Christian” television networks have aired programs produced by their own production associates. Each time they do, we here at the Museum receive numerous telephone calls from angry people who …

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Rephidim – The Rock at Horeb

Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. …….EXODUS 17:6 Just over the western side of the mountain range, opposite the Holy Precinct, these is …

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The Evidence at the Mountain

Biblical description of Mt. Sinai The first thing Ron noticed when he saw Jebel el Lawz in 1984, just prior to his arrest, was that the high peak of the mountain range was distinctly black. When one stands at the base of the mountain – just outside the boundary markers which we will discuss a little later, the high peak …

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The Traditional Mt. Sinai

In the Sinai Peninsula? The Area proclaimed by the mother of Constantine to be Mt. Sinai The traditional location in the Sinai Peninsula didn’t “come into being” until almost 2,000 years after the Exodus: “The origin of the present Monastery of Saint Catherine on the NW slope of Jebel Musa is traced back to A.D. 527, when Emperor Justinian established …

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We Found It!

In 1984, after his imprisonment in Saudi, Ron had visited with Col. Jim Irwin at his office, and he had told Jim about both the “boat-shaped object” and Jebel el Lawz (Mount Sinai in Arabia). While Jim’s main interest seemed to be in Noah’s Ark exploration, he expressed interest in the site in Saudi and offered any help he could …

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