Damage to Archaeological Sites and pursuit of profit

When Al Quada (Al Qaida) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS-ISIL) tried to create their own huge state, they wanted to get rid of everything what had to do with pagan worship. They did not want any trace of ancient culture to tarnish their habitat. Therefore they did not mind destroying anything […]

The Crown of Aleppo and missing pages

Masoretes in Tiberias, Israel, around 930 C.E. took care that the Words of the Most High were written down for posterity. Their work is considered to present the most authoritative copy of the Hebrew Bible. While the Dead Sea Scrolls — which are a thousand years older than the Aleppo Codex — contain books from […]