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By Gabrielle V. Novacek

On January 29, 2005, the Oriental Institute celebrated the professional public establishing of the Haas and Schwartz Megiddo Gallery. This social gathering marked the go back of a few of the main remarkable artifacts ever excavated within the southern Levant to everlasting public demonstrate. The Oriental Institute's prolific background of exploration within the sector is testomony to a long-standing scholarly ardour for discovery and the pursuit of data. This quantity attracts from the momentum generated by way of the hole of the Megiddo Gallery and provides a variety of highlights from the Institute's higher Israel assortment.

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The preceding Middle Bronze IIB–C period, contemporary with the Second Intermediate Period in Egypt, had been marked by the ascendancy of the Hyksos in the Nile Delta. Upon expelling the Hyksos from the Delta, the New Kingdom pharaohs embarked on a period of conquest in the southern Levant. Egyptian rule in the region was consolidated in 1479 BC at the Battle of Megiddo where a united front of Canaanite city-states was defeated by the armies of Pharaoh Thutmose III. Megiddo became a vassal in a broad Egyptian empire.

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The writings of Jeremiah, dated several centuries later, describe the women of Judah making special cakes and burnt offerings as part of her rituals: Don’t you see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? The children gather sticks, the fathers build the fire, and the mothers knead dough, to make cakes for the Queen of Heaven, and they pour libations to other gods, to vex Me. — Jeremiah 7:17–18 19. 7 cm OIM A20900 19. edu ancient israel 20. 20. 6 cm OIM A18585 Age, the city of Megiddo was part of the Egyptian empire.

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