Landscape on Megiddo Mound & the valley of Jezreel
Taken from Tel Megiddo 2014. In the background, at the horizon, Mount Tabor.Megiddo, one of the most important archeological sites in Israel. The tell features 25 layers of civilization dating back to 7 000 BC until circa 300 BC, they document every period of ancient history in the Land of Israel.
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Congregation Ahavath Israel, Sullivan County, NY State, USA
Congregation Ahavath Israel Synagogue, Liberty, Sullivan County, NY State, USA. On the back of the postcard are details of a Loyalty Dinner at Stier's Hotel, Ferndale, NY State. Date: circa 1950s
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Feast from Book of Esther, 1430 artwork
Feast from Book of Esther. Illuminated manuscript miniature from the 15th-century Alba Bible, depicting the feast given by Queen Vashti and King Ahasuerus of Persia (The Book of Esther). Vashti was banished and a Jewish girl Esther succeeded her as Queen of Persia. The Alba Bible, completed in 1430, is a translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Medieval Castilian. It was commissioned in 1422. The 513 pages are illustrated with 334 miniatures, produced by members of the Franciscan Order in Toledo. The original is displayed in Madrid, Spain. 500 facsimile editions were produced in 1992.
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