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This 2014 aerial photo shows the site of the Al-Juma (Friday) Mosque in Tiberias, northern Israel. Archaeologists said recent excavations at the ancient city of Tiberias have discovered the remnants of one of the earliest mosques in the Islamic world. The foundations of the Muslim house of worship date to the late 7th century. (NTEP/ David Silverman and Yuval Nadel via AP)(AP)

Archaeologists in Israel discover remnants of ancient mosque built around 670 AD

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:24 PM IST
This mosque’s foundations, excavated just south of the Sea of Galilee by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, point to its construction roughly a generation after the death of the Prophet Mohammad, making it one of the earliest Muslim houses of worship to be studied by archaeologists.
Tourism usually peaks in April, when Christians flock to the holy sites during the Easter season and Israelis descend on the beaches and nearby national parks to enjoy the spring weather and see the wildflowers bloom.(Unsplash)
Tourism usually peaks in April, when Christians flock to the holy sites during the Easter season and Israelis descend on the beaches and nearby national parks to enjoy the spring weather and see the wildflowers bloom.(Unsplash)

The Sea of Galilee is full, but the beaches are empty

Jerusalem | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 03:18 PM IST
After an especially rainy winter, the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel is at its highest level in two decades, but the beaches and major Christian sites along its banks are empty.
An aerial view of the Bahai Gardens visited by classical vocalist Pushkar Lele(HTPHOTO)
An aerial view of the Bahai Gardens visited by classical vocalist Pushkar Lele(HTPHOTO)

Pushkar Lele’s travel diaries

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Pushkar Lele
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 06:05 PM IST
Classical vocalist Pushkar Lele shares his experiences of his recent travel to Israel. In this piece, he talks about Kibbutz Degania, Safed and Haifa
A mosaic of Mary Magdalene and Jesus at the Magdala center, on the Sea of Galilee in Migdal.(AP)
A mosaic of Mary Magdalene and Jesus at the Magdala center, on the Sea of Galilee in Migdal.(AP)

How Mary Magdalene’s image transformed in the #MeToo era

Associated Press | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 12:47 PM IST
Mary Magdalene is nowadays viewed as by scholars as an independent woman who supported Jesus financially and spiritually.
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