James Michener sweeps us back through time to the Holy Land, thousands of years ago. By exploring the lives and discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in and around an ancient city during critical periods of its existence, and traces the profound history of the Jews, including that of the early Hebrews and their persecution, the impact of Christianity on the Jewish world, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition

James Michener sweeps us back through time to the Holy Land, thousands of years ago. By exploring the lives and discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in and around an ancient city during critical periods of its existence, and traces the profound history of the Jews, including that of the early Hebrews and their persecution, the impact of Christianity on the Jewish world, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition

In the early 1900s, children were sometimes send by parcel post, since postal stamps were cheaper than train tickets

In the early 1900s, children were sometimes send by parcel post, since postal stamps were cheaper than train tickets

cutting chestnuts- so sad these trees are gone. Killed off by disease.

cutting chestnuts- so sad these trees are gone. Killed off by disease.

Incredible dental work found on a 4,000-year-old mummy. The two centre teeth are donor teeth.

Incredible dental work found on a 4,000-year-old mummy. The two centre teeth are donor teeth.

JFK as a member of the US Navy in the Solomon Islands in 1943. [398x720] - Imgur

JFK as a member of the US Navy in the Solomon Islands in 1943. [398x720] - Imgur

New York City after the Blizzard of 1888

21 Too Beautiful to be Real History in Pictures

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204). One of the most powerful women in European history. Wife of two kings (Louis VII king of France Henry II Plantagenet king of England) and mother of other three (Henry the Young King, Richard I Lionheart John I Lackland). Joined her military on the Crusades. Spent 16 years imprisoned. Poisoned her husband's mistress. Died a nun at 82 years old.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204). One of the most powerful women in European history. Wife of two kings (Louis VII king of France Henry II Plantagenet king of England) and mother of other three (Henry the Young King, Richard I Lionheart John I Lackland). Joined her military on the Crusades. Spent 16 years imprisoned. Poisoned her husband's mistress. Died a nun at 82 years old.

The Bomber Boys : Heroes Who Flew the B-17s in World War II by Travis L....

The Bomber Boys : Heroes Who Flew the B-17s in World War II by Travis L. Ayres (2009, Paperback)

The Bomber Boys : Heroes Who Flew the B-17s in World War II by Travis L....

Battle of Berlin, April 1945. German soldier carrying the StG 44 assault rifle. The first assault rifle in history, the StG 44 served as the prototype upon which the famous Russian AK-47 was based. Reserved for Waffen SS units when it first appeared in 1944, the StG 44 was far superior to anything the Allies had at the time.

Sturmgewehr 44 Rifle

Battle of Berlin, April 1945. German soldier carrying the StG 44 assault rifle. The first assault rifle in history, the StG 44 served as the prototype upon which the famous Russian AK-47 was based. Reserved for Waffen SS units when it first appeared in 1944, the StG 44 was far superior to anything the Allies had at the time.

Oskar Schindler's Grave, Mt. Zion, Jerusalem. A Jewish custom to leave stones instead of flowers. Stones last forever.

Oskar Schindler's Grave, Mt. Zion, Jerusalem. A Jewish custom to leave stones instead of flowers. Stones last forever.

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