October 5, 1997 |
The cardiologist, who's also a published art history buff, reached Exhibit No. 251 and felt his heart jump. Before him sat a ceramic vessel, just 7 inches tall, crafted 3,000 years ago. The male figurine wore a helmet of hair, a flat nose and fat lips. Its body appeared split down the middle, and three large arteries shot from its shoulders. "My god," Dr. Gordon Bendersky said to himself that day in the Art Museum at Princeton University. "That's the oldest image of the heart."
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January 30, 1997 |
A team led by archeologist James E. Brady of George Washington University has found at least three burial caves in the region--one in 1992 and two this past summer--as well as an enormous underground gathering place that the team dubbed "the Superdome of caves" and another cave apparently used for religious rites.
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February 6, 1996
Human remains found at the Texaco Refinery in Wilmington were identified as those of a small child who belonged to a 3,000-year-old Native American tribe, according to the coroner's office. Construction at the refinery was suspended last week when workers recovered what appeared to be a skull and several long bones while digging a trench. Texaco officials said the area had been paved for several decades.
December 7, 1995 |
Noah ben Shea of Santa Barbara, who charmed readers with his enormously successful books about Jacob the Baker, will read from his just published "The Word: A Spiritual Sourcebook," from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Ventura Bookstore, 522 E. Main St. "The Word" is a sweeping collection of quotations and teachings spanning more than 3,000 years of Jewish wisdom.
March 8, 1994 |
On a rocky hilltop in the Holy Land, a slight, bearded American Jew named Joe Bazer has found a place where his family can live a religious life--and make a political statement that reverberates across the Middle East. "This is one of our most important spots," said Bazer, wearing a 9-millimeter pistol on his belt and gazing dreamily from his neighborhood of modern, red-roofed homes onto the ruins of ancient Shiloh.
August 23, 1992 |
An exhibit traces 3,000 years of history through the food served in Jerusalem, but omits the most famous meal because no one could agree on what Jesus and his disciples ate at the Last Supper. "Eating in Jerusalem," housed in the dungeon of the Tower of David inside the city's ancient walls, re-creates six meals ranging in time from King Solomon to German pilgrims of the early 20th Century. "To better understand someone--a writer, a politician--eat with them," said curator Sherry Ansky.
July 11, 1992 |
When Inca goes back to the music of the good old days for its performance tonight in San Juan Capistrano, the Los Angeles-based ensemble will go waaaaaaaaay back. In addition to the familiar Peruvian folk tune "El Condor Pasa," a pop hit in 1970 for Simon and Garfunkel, the group's repertoire includes 3,000-year-old music and dances from Peru's ancient Aymara and Quechua civilizations, which existed between 900 BC and AD 1530.
April 21, 1992 |
The Los Angeles-based team that discovered the fabled Arabian city of Ubar, the long-lost "Queen of the Frankincense Trade," has unearthed a second, larger city that was apparently the administrative center of trade in the valuable spice, researchers announced Monday.
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April 18, 1992 |
It was an 81-year-old tradition for Reva Fields. It was a 7-year-old one for Tony Morales. Both were in their kitchens Friday afternoon. Both were slaving over Passover feasts that would commemorate the liberation of Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt. Fields was preparing gefilte fish and haroseth for 20 at her son's home in Beverly Hills. Morales was roasting chicken and simmering matzo ball soup for 320 across town at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Passover holiday began at sunset Friday.
March 15, 1992 |
When Bill Franklin started flying kites 10 years ago, he was often alone on the wind-swept Santa Monica State Beach, sitting there in his aluminum beach chair with a red-and-yellow box kite floating overhead. "I'd come down on a gray, windy day when nobody was around, throw 'er up and let her climb, and just sit here and think about things," says Franklin, a retired electrical engineer.