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Israel Museum & Google team up to bring hi-res images on-line

According to a Haaretz article (full text below), the Israel Museum announced yesterday that it was joining the Google Art Project, a venture designed to make the holdings of major museums around the world more accessible on-line through virtual visits. Before … Continue reading

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UPDATED / Herod’s Tomb in Plastic: A Learning Aid, or “Disneyland”?

Today’s Haaretz newspaper carries an article about changes afoot at the Herodion (or “Herodium”, as I prefer) national park site in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. One change — already in place — is a 4-meter-high model of the mausoleum of Herod the Great … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scrolls Go Digital: Israel Museum & Google launch new web-site

The joint Dead Sea Scrolls project of the Israel Museum and (the ubiquitous, irrepressible) Google! which was announced many months ago went on-line yesterday, according to a story in today’s Haaretz (print edition). The full text of the short Haaretz story is reproduced below. To … Continue reading

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