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In Muslim Tradition the Dome of the Rock Restored Solomon’s Temple
In 638 C.E. Christian Jerusalem fell to a minor Arab officer by the name of Khalid ibn Thabit from the clan of Fahm. The patriarch of Jerusalem, Sophronius, had by then lost all hope of relief from Constantinople, since all the major cities...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 2006
Was it Cyprus?
YES By James D. Muhly Virtually all references to ancient Alashiya refer to copper, which is found in abundance on Cyprus. If Alashiya is not Cyprus, no one would be able to identify the source of the principal metal (with tin) of the Bronze Age. I first entered the Alashiya debate by delivering a...
Archaeology Odyssey, January/February 2006