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Remote Israeli Cave Holds A Potted Mystery

Two ancient jars dated to over 2000-years-old are mystifying archaeologists, as they were lowered down an “almost totally inaccessible… sheer 30 meter cliff-face” and stashed inside a tiny cave in Israel, right on the border with Lebanon.

Baffled by how these pots might have got there, Dr. Yinon Shavtiel, a speleologist from the Safed Academic College, told reporters at Haaretz that “Somebody had to be terrified to reach and hunker down in that inaccessible hole in the sheer cliff.” Even though these pots were ancient cookware, the team of experts told reporters that, “nobody could possibly have lived in the hole” and that getting the jars into the cave wouldn’t have been an easy task.

Climbing with ropes to reach the cave. (Image: Yoav Negev, courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority)

The cave was discovered last summer by Dr. Yinon Shivtiel, who has surveyed caves around Galilee for 20 years, documenting the hideouts of Jewish rebels during the Great Jewish Revolt (66-70 AD). “Hiding from dedicated Roman warriors,” said Shivtiel, required hideouts located off the beaten track, which describes the desolate location of this tiny cliff face hole perfectly.

According to a report in The Jewish Press , the salvage of the fragile, 2,000 year old find was made possible with, “the cooperation of Vladimir Boslov and Boaz Langford of the Israel Cave Research Center of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, as well as volunteers from the Israel Cave Explorers Club” and the excavation was permitted by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, with assistance from the Israeli military and the Israeli Antiquities Authority.

Archaeological investigations at this curious cave have just begun and, “carbon-14 dating will likely happen but hasn’t yet – but it is already known that the findings have nothing to do with the Great Revolt,” Shivtiel told Haaretz, and the pottery type indicates that it was, “placed in the cave centuries before the great revolt of 70, when the Romans vanquished the Jews.

Dr Danny Syon (right) and Dr Yinon Shivtiel in the cave. Image: Omri Gaster / Israel Antiquities Authority

Dr. Danny Syon of the IAA told reporters, “Considering that cooking and serving vessels were found, it would appear that those who brought them planned to live there for a while,” but Shivtiel is convinced that nobody lived in the cave because it’s “only about 1×2 meters square [3.3×6.6 ft],” and, “You can’t climb into that cave,” he explains. “It’s 30 meters [98ft] above the ground and the cliff face up to it is absolutely sheer.”

So what then might these pottery vessels, including jars used to store wine and olive oil have been doing there? Shivtiel theorizes that, “people in stress were hiding in other caves in the area. This one served as a sort of storage cave for food.” What strikes me as curious here is that more often than not when artifacts are discovered with no rational explanation they get hurled into that great big archaeological catch-all ‘ritualistic or ceremonial.” Why then, not here?

The vessels have not yet been assigned as ‘ritual’: Omri Gester / Israel Antiquities Authority

Only last year  Haaretz published the findings of Prof. Dani Nadel from the University of Haifa, and his colleagues, from the Raqefet cave in Mt. Carmel in Israel, that proved “The earliest evidence of using flower beds for burial” began some 13,700 years ago! And, they provided evidence of the widespread use of plants during cave burial rituals.”

Might it be the case that the two pots found in the “almost impossible cliff face” contained plants? And that this cave was used for ritual purposes? And while it was common for priests to choose hard to reach places for meditation, prayer and worship, who is to say a wooden scaffolding didn’t make access relatively easy when the cave was in use?

My speculations, like all others, will soon find judgement as the tests results come in. Where some will be hoping for evidence of food to support their habitation, or survival cave theories, I will be looking for signs of Phytoliths, those resilient, microscopic siliceous plant particles that live on long after a plant decomposes.

And finally, it would not come as surprise to me if they find that the pots contained plants used for burning as incense, another custom in ancient Israel which required pots, and which might lend reason to this otherwise “pointless” discovery! You can read up on the burning of incense in ancient Israel here, in this Journal Article.

Top image: Two of the jugs excavated from the hard to reach cave on the Israeli/Lebanon boarder.  Source: Yinon Shivtiel / Israel Antiquities Authority

By Ashley Cowie

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Brian Ortega the yin to champ Max Holloway’s yang at UFC 226

LAS VEGAS – Brian Ortega knows his matchup with Max Holloway is extremely competitive on paper, and he expects it to play out that way at UFC 226.

Ortega (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) will challenge Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) for the featherweight title in Saturday’s UFC 226 co-main event. Both men come into the fight on lengthy unbeaten streaks and are backed by a tremendous amount of momentum.

Breaking down the fight has been a challenge for fighters and analysts within the MMA community, and even Ortega himself admits he has a hard time expressing how things will play out, considering both he and Holloway have such diverse skillets.

“I have no idea (how it’s going to go) to be honest,” Ortega told reporters, including MMAjunkie, following today’s UFC 226 open workouts. “He’s better than me at one thing, I’m better than him at one thing. Then we kind of just yin and yang, to be honest. This is two young, hungry guys, and this fight could go either way. I’m just happy to be here and give the fight fans a show.”

UFC 226 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ortega vs. Holloway co-headlines the pay-per-view main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

With Ortega, 27, and Holloway, 26, both being young fighters with their best years still seemingly ahead of them, there have been predictions that a multi-fight series could unfold between them in the coming years.

Ortega said he doesn’t know definitively that will be the case, but he certainly didn’t rule it out, either.

“The entire world is saying this is going to be a rivalry – win or lose,” Ortega said. “We’re two young, hungry guys at the top of the mountain who have really no where else to go besides another weight class. So, I for sure know for a fact that if things are going right or wrong, we’re going to see each other gain. We’re too young, too hungry and we’re scratching at the top. So, we’re going to see each other again.”

For more on UFC 226, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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United States Nonstick Cookware Market Research,Value and …

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Opalware Dinnerware and Crockery Market – Products, Marketing and Production Strategies and Shares of Past and …

Opal glass is opalescent or white – a characteristic achieved by the addition of fluorides. Opalware products are gaining acceptance among consumers in recent times, owing to their massively transitioning lifestyles. Demand for opalware dinnerware and crockery is expected to witness a dramatic surge during the forecast period.

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The market for opalware products is majorly driven by the booming hotel industry. Opalware dinnerware and crockery are extensively required in premium hotels. In recent times, hotels falling in the 3 and 4 star category have also been adopting opalware products owing to their aesthetic quality and appealing form. These products are also widely used in premium restaurants. Household applications of opalware products are abundant in developed regions such as North America and Europe. However, demand for them is likely to steadily expand to developing regions such as Asia Pacific during the forecast period. This rising need for these products is primarily fuelled by the changing lifestyles of consumers, which is also backed by their increased purchasing power.

However, the high prices of these products are currently restraining consumers belonging to the middle to low income groups from buying them. These consumers look for cheaper alternatives and make do with them, which is one of the key challenges faced by the market. Furthermore, the durability of their material is another factor impeding their growth. Opalware products are extremely durable, which leads to loss in terms of repeat purchases, which becomes another hindrance for the market. Besides, availability of cheaper alternatives in the market plays a significant role as well. Nonetheless, increased penetration by major companies is anticipated to create suitable opportunities for the opalware dinnerware and crockery market in the future.

The market has been classified on the basis of product types into the following categories: cups saucers, coffee tea sets, plates, and dinner sets – the latter are highly popular among all these types. Based on distribution channel, the market is divided into the following varieties: supermarkets hypermarkets, departmental stores, convenience stores, and online stores, of which the former is the dominant segment.

North America and Europe are major markets for opalware dinnerware and crockery products, owing to the vast number of international hotels and premium restaurants existing in these regions and the substantial purchasing power of consumers. Demand for opalware products is low in Asia Pacific owing to limited market penetration and weak purchasing power of the consumers in this region. However, this scenario is poised to change. The market in the Middle East is also feeble, although demand for these products is moderately high in countries such as the U.A.E and Qatar. Unfortunately, the overall poor economic conditions in other countries such as Iraq is limiting the expansion of this market.

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World Kitchen LLC is a dominant player in the field of the opalware dinnerware and crockery with several brands operating under this label. LaOpala R.G. Ltd. is another major player. Other prominent vendors include Murrina France, Arc International, Pasabasche, Bormoili Rocco, and Libbey Inc.

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Score Up To 70% Off Martha Stewart Cast Iron Cookware At Macy’s

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Are your kitchen pots and pans in need of an upgrade? Head on over to Macys.com from now until June 25 to score 70 percent off Martha Stewart Collection collectors enameled cast iron items.

No promo code is needed and you’ll get free shipping if you spend $49 or more. Some items even come in a variety of colors, like teal, spinach and cranberry, so you’ll definitely be able to find one to match your style.

Take a look at some of the deals you can get in this sale.

Collector’s Enameled Cast Iron 6 Qt. Round Dutch Oven

You’ll save $126 on this cast iron 6 qt. round Dutch oven, now just $53.99, plus you’ll get free shipping. Perfect for casseroles, slow-cooked stews and more, it is oven safe up to 500 degrees. If you need a different size, you can also get an 8-quart oven for $77.99 or a 2-quart for $29.99.

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12″ Enameled Cast Iron Fry Pan

This 12″ enameled cast iron fry pan was $99, but is now just $29.99. The pan features pour spouts to make serving items right from the pan even easier.

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10 Inch Grill Pan

Choose from a 10-inch grill pan for $14.99 or a an 11-inch for $29.99. While the 10-inch size has one handle and pour spouts, the 11-inch pan has double handles to make carrying to the table even easier.

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You’ll also find other Martha Stewart items on sale at Macy’s, like bedding, towels and even this BBQ Collection, where you can save an additional 20 percent with code “SHOP.” To see all the Martha Stewart items on sale, just visit Macys.com.

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Amazon Prime Day Is Coming. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Amazon Prime Day 2018 is fast approaching. Starting at 3 PM ET July 16 and running all day July 17, the 36-hour bonanza will feature discounts comparable to those traditionally only seen on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The one catch? You have to be a Prime member to shop the sales. (If you aren’t one already, you can sign up here.)

Like all highly anticipated sales events, there’s a lot of secrecy surrounding the actual deals that’ll be available. If past years are any indication, we can expect deep discounts on Instant Pots (in 2016, Amazon sold 215,000 Instant Pots on Prime Day) and hot ticket kitchen products like espresso machines and Le Creuset cookware. Luckily, Amazon has already started releasing a few deals—read on for how to prepare for Prime Day and what you can buy now. And don’t forget to keep checking back as we get closer to The Big Day.

Early Deals

Amazon Pantry Subscription

From July 3 through July 17, sign up for a 30-day free trial of Prime Pantry and get $10 off a $40 order, plus free delivery. Prime Pantry lets you order everyday kitchen and household items like cereal, peanut butter, paper towels—basically anything that doesn’t require refrigeration before opening—in normal, non-bulk sizes. Instead of buying these items individually at the store, you can fill up a Prime Pantry box that’s delivered straight to you. It’s best for people who don’t have the storage space to buy in bulk but don’t want to make routine trips to the store.

Sign up for Prime Pantry here.

AmazonFresh Subscription

Also through July 17, you can start a free trial of AmazonFresh and get $30 off your first order with the code 30FRESH. (Existing customers can also get the discount using the promo code.) Fresh is Amazon’s grocery delivery service, which, aside from all the usual supermarket items, includes Whole Foods items and Martha Marley Spoon meal kits. Note: Fresh delivery is currently only available in Seattle, Northern California, Southern California, New York, and Philadelphia areas.

Sign up for AmazonFresh here.

How to get the best deals

Make sure you’re a Prime member

We said it once and we’ll say it again: you can only take advantage of Prime Day deals if you’re an Amazon Prime member. If you aren’t one already (or if you aren’t already using some random family member’s log-in info), sign up here for a 1-month free trial.

Set up alerts for specific products

There are going to be a lot of discounts, some great, others not so much, to sift through on Prime Day. If you have your eyes on a particular product (hello, beautiful waffle iron), set a deal alert for it. You can do so via desktop by adding the item to your shopping cart and clicking “save for later.” Amazon will notify you if the price changes. If you want instant notifications, download the Amazon Shopping app.

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