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November 27, 2013

New dinosaur unearthed

Archaeologists have unearthed the foundation of a 2,000-year-old, black basalt synagogue in Capernaum were they believe Jesus often taught.

Capernaum was located on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. Capernaum was Jesus' "hometown" during the three years of his public ministry. It is believed that this is the synagogue built by the Roman centurion that loved the Jewish people and came to Jesus and asked him to heal his servant.

In case some readers missed it, paleontologists from Chicago's Field Museum and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, have announced the discovery of a new dinosaur species, dubbed Siats meekerorum, meaning "cannibalistic monster," that was 30-feet-long and weighed some 8,000 pounds. This meat-eating heavy-weight roamed eastern Utah's Cedar Mountain area some 100 million years ago. Researchers believe the animal was at the top of the food chain. along with the great T. Rex.

Ben Morris, MA, RPA, writes archaeology and historically-themed columns for the Daily News. He can be reached at 812-932-0298 or bjmorris1935gmail.com.

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