Explore 10 Biblical Sites: Photos

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Tel Megiddo

Current Location: Israel

Megiddo is better known to some by its Greek name of Armageddon, which some Christians believe will be the site of the end-times battle prophesied in the Book of Revelation. Archaeologists have uncovered an astounding 26 layers of human occupation at this site, which is located about 30 km southeast of Haifa, Israel. A leading Canaanite city during the Bronze Age, it later became an important royal city in the Kingdom of Israel, according to the Hebrew Bible.


Current Location: Israel's West Bank

This ancient settlement, located on the northwest shores of the Dead Sea, gained international fame in the late 1940s, when Bedouin shepherds stumbled into nearby caves and discovered the first of the ancient Hebrew and Aramaic texts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, which contain biblical text and other ancient writings. Subsequent excavations revealed the ruins of buildings and an extensive aqueduct system. Some scholars believe Qumran was home to the Essenes, an isolationist Jewish sect often credited with authorship of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Tel Hazor

Current Location: Israel (Galilee)

At some 200 acres, this site in Upper Galilee (now a national park) is the largest of Israel’s “tels,” the artificial mounds that have formed over centuries of human settlement, as older buildings crumble and new ones are built. According to the Old Testament, Hazor was the site of one of Joshua’s key victories in his conquest of Canaan after Moses’ death; he supposedly burned the city to the ground, clearing the way for Israelite settlement. Excavations are ongoing, and though some evidence of burned materials and structures have surfaced, archaeologists are still debating whether the biblical battle actually took place.

READ MORE: The Bible Says Jesus Was Real. What Other Proof Exists?


Current Location: Jordan

This ancient desert fortress, located just over 30 km to the southwest of Madaba, Jordan, sits atop a hill overlooking the Dead Sea. After its destruction by Roman troops, King Herod the Great rebuilt Machaerus and used it as a military base. The Bible (and Jewish historian Flavius Josephus) identified the palace-fortress as the site where John the Baptist was imprisoned and executed on the orders of Herod the Great’s son Herod Antipas.

READ MORE: Where is the Head of John the Baptist?

Old City of Jerusalem

Current Location: Israel (also claimed by Palestine)

According to Jewish tradition, the Temple Mount (which now lies within a walled compound inside the Old City) was where God gathered the dust to create the first human, Adam, and where King David’s son, Solomon, built the first temple circa 1000 B.C. (later torn down by the Babylonians). Muslims also worship at the site, now home to the Dome of the Rock, an Islamic shrine, and the al-Aqsa Mosque. These competing claims have led this to become one of the most contested spots in the world. The Old City contains other key religious sites, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and his (empty) tomb, and the Western Wall, a remnant of the Second Temple (built by King Herod in the first century B.C.) that is the holiest site Jews can go to pray.

READ MORE: History of Jerusalem

Tel Beersheba

Current Location: Israel (Negev desert)

Located in the Negev desert in southern Israel, this site is thought to be the remains of the biblical town of Beersheba; it lies a few miles east of the modern city by that name. According to the Old Testament, the Hebrew patriarch Abraham negotiated a deal with the Philistine king Abimelech over a well here, and planted a tamarisk tree. The site’s well-preserved water system of cisterns dates to the Iron Age.

Mount Nebo

Current Location: Jordan

According to the Old Testament, Moses lived his final days here, and climbed to the top to look out over the Promised Land before he died. Some believe Mount Nebo was also where the Hebrew prophet and leader was buried. A pilgrimage site since the fourth century, it was home to a church built around that time, the ruins of which were discovered in the 1930s. Mosaics created in the sixth century by Byzantine-era monks are still on view, as well as stunning views of the Holy Land and the Jordan River valley from its peak.

READ MORE: Where is the Head of John the Baptist?


Current Location: Jordan

This ancient city, carved into the red rock cliffs of Jebel al-Madhbah, near the Dead Sea in southern Jordan, was known as “Sela” in the Bible. Scholars believe Petra was likely built circa 312 B.C. by the Nabateans, a mysterious ancient Arabian society that founded an independent kingdom with its capital here. The world-famous ruins still yield new discoveries, such as the massive, mysterious structure found near its center in 2016, which scientists spotted using Google Earth, satellite imagery and drones.


Current Location: Israel (Galilee)

Recent excavations of Roman-era ruins at this site located at the delta of the River Jordan, on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, suggest it may be the ancient Jewish fishing village of Bethsaida, later the Roman city of Julias. Frequently mentioned in the Gospels as the birthplace of three of Jesus’ apostles—Peter, Andrew and Philip—the village also saw Jesus himself perform several memorable miracles. Though another group of scholars claims et-Tell, on the Jordan River's east bank, is actually Bethsaida, archaeologists at el-Araj argue that the site’s location makes it the strongest candidate for the biblical fishing village.

READ MORE: Ancient Middle East

Sidon (Saida)

Current Location: Lebanon

Along with nearby Tyre, this ancient port city (locally known as Saida) was important in both the Old and New Testaments for its association with the Canaanites, the ancient inhabitants of land west of the River Jordan in modern-day Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. When Jesus visited the region, according to the New Testament, many came out to hear him preach. The city is home to the Temple of Eshmun (the Phoenician god of healing), a site of great archaeological importance; it suffered extensive damage in the Lebanese civil war, but has been partially restored.

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Internet Explorer 10

Internet Explorer 10 is a freeware IE browser software download filed under web browsers and made available by Microsoft for Windows.

The review for Internet Explorer 10 has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled see below.

Microsoft's improved version of their Internet Explorer browser

Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) is a version of the Internet Explorer web browser released by Microsoft in 2012, and is the default browser in Windows 8.

On 12 April 2011, Microsoft released the first "IE10 Platform Preview", which runs only on Windows 7 and later. While the second platform preview was also available for Windows 7 and later, subsequent platform previews run only on Windows 8. The first preview release came four weeks after the final release of Internet Explorer 9.

IE10 expands on Internet Explorer 9 functionality with regard to CSS3 support, hardware acceleration, and HTML5 support. On Windows 8, it is divided into two editions with different user interfaces: a Metro app that does not support plug-ins and a traditional desktop application that retains plug-in support. On 64-bit computers, the Metro edition runs in 64-bit mode by default. The desktop edition can be run in 64-bit mode by enabling Enhanced Protected Mode.

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I don't believe IE10 has CORS support for images. This MDN article seems to back that up.

Although you can use images without CORS approval in your canvas, doing so taints the canvas. Once a canvas has been tainted, you can no longer pull data back out of the canvas. For example, you can no longer use the canvas toBlob(), toDataURL(), or getImageData() methods doing so will throw a security error.

So, it looks like you'll have to proxy the image from the same origin/domain as the one hosting the code in question before attempting to do this, at least for IE10 and Opera.

To deal with browsers that do not have CORS support for images, you'll need to proxy the image server-side. You can do this pretty easily by sending the source of the image to a known endpoint on your local server, and passing in the source url of the image as a query parameter.

You can search for any application on your PC in Windows Search. In the Search box to the left of the Taskbar, just type “File Explorer,” and then click (or use the arrow keys to select) “File Explorer” in the search results to launch it.

How to disable File Explorer search history using Group Policy

If you're running Windows 10 Pro (or Enterprise), you can disable the ability for File Explorer to record your search entries using the Group Policy Editor.

To disable search history in File Explorer, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for gpedit.msc and click OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Browse the following path:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer

On the right side, double-click the Turn off display of recent search entries in the File Explorer search box policy.

Source: Windows Central

Select the Enabled option.

Source: Windows Central

Once you complete the steps, File Explorer will no longer show the history of searches as you type new entries in the search box.

In case you change your mind, you can roll back the previous settings using the same instructions, but on step No. 5, select the Not Configured option.

This is the process Windows 10 Home users will need to use.

Note: It will only disable the ‘Recent files’ list — NOT ‘Frequent folders’.

  1. Click on the Windows Start button then open ‘Settings’ (the cog icon)
  2. Click on ‘Personalisation’
  3. Click on ‘Start’ in the left hand menu
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the list of settings and turn ‘Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar’ to ‘Off’
  5. You can now close the window

Import your favorites into Microsoft Edge

Follow the below instructions on your new Windows 10 PC:

Locate the htm file that you exported from Internet Explorer.

In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more > Settings > Import or export > Import from file.

Choose the file from your PC and your favorites will be imported into Edge.

To view your imported favorites in Edge, go to Favorites .

Tip: To show your favorites in the Favorites Bar, select Settings andmore > Settings and turn on Show the favorites bar. Then select Favorites > and drag the ones you want into the Favorites bar folder.

You don’t have to use Edge to launch IE. You can launch Internet Explorer and use it normally. You’ll find Internet Explorer in your Start menu.

To launch Internet Explorer on Windows 10, click the Start button, search for “Internet Explorer,” and press Enter or click the “Internet Explorer” shortcut.

If you use IE a lot, you can pin it to your taskbar, turn it into a tile on your Start menu, or create a desktop shortcut to it.

Don’t see Internet Explorer in your Start menu? The IE feature may be removed—it’s installed by default, but you’re free to remove it.

Head to Control Panel > Programs > Turn Windows features on or off. (You can launch the Control Panel by searching for it in the Start menu, too.) Ensure “Internet Explorer 11” is checked in the list of features here and click “OK.”

The Sorry Legacy of Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer soon will be a thing of the past. Starting today, Microsoft will stop supporting Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, 9 and 10 on most operating systems, its biggest step yet toward phasing out one of the most contentious pieces of software ever written.

Microsoft has been distancing itself from the Internet Explorer brand since March, when it launched the Microsoft Edge browser, but it isn't quite dead. Edge runs only on Windows 10, so Redmond will continue backing a few versions of Internet Explorer on older operating systems it still supports. But it's still a big departure. Historically, Microsoft has kept several versions of Internet Explorer current each supported version of Windows. Starting today, it will support only the latest version of IE that an operating system can run. It will not create new security patches for the older versions, leaving anyone who doesn't upgrade vulnerable to new hacks or attacks.

Thankfully, the time has come to move on.

That could be a huge hassle for organizations that use custom-built applications that run correctly only on older browsers. But it could be a boon to web developers and designers still trying to find ways to make websites good on older browsers. Newer web browser still have their quirks, and sites might look different from one browser to the next. But these differences are small compared to how Internet Explorer mangled web pages in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

By insisting on following its own path with IE rather than follow generally accepted standards, Microsoft dictated web design by years. That probably drove many aspiring web developers careers that didn't require trying to figure out why the margins between images looked different from one browser to another. Keeping too many old browsers in circulation contributed to that mess. Thankfully, the time has come to move on.

Because Internet Explorer didn't stick to the guidelines established by World Wide Web Consortium the organization that establishes standards for web technologies, it often would display web pages in ways that made them look entirely different from other browsers, such as Netscape, Opera or, later, Firefox. Desperate designers cobbled together ways of making sites work across multiple browsers, but a complex layout sometimes required numerous workarounds. And Internet Explorer 6 was notorious for security vulnerabilities that Microsoft was sometimes slow to patch.

But if it was so bad, why was it so widely used? Most people blame Microsoft's practice of pre-installing Internet Explorer with Windows starting in 1997, which contributed to a lengthy antitrust suit. Since many users didn't know other browsers existed and PC vendors had bulk licensing agreements that prevented them from selling computers with alternates pre-installed, Microsoft effectively muscled out the competition.

'There was a time when Microsoft made the best web browser in the world.'

But that's not the whole story. Microsoft still bundles Internet Explorer with Windows, yet by most measures it has fallen behind Google Chrome as the world's most widely used browser. That's in part because designers and developers have spent years encouraging users to download alternative browsers. But in the late 1990s, countless sites proudly displayed "best viewed on Internet Explorer" banners.

"People don’t remember this, particularly web developers, but there was a time when Microsoft made the best web browser in the world," JavaScript expert and frequent Internet Explorer critic Douglas Crockford told InfoQ in 2010. "IE 6 was by far the best and continued to be the best browser in the world for many years after, but the other browser makers have all gotten ahead of them."

That's an exaggeration. Netscape 6 and Opera 5, both of which were excellent, arrived before Internet Explorer 6. But it's true that Internet Explorer was ahead of the curve for a few years. Netscape users had to wait three years between the release of Netscape Navigator 4 in 1997 and Netscape Navigator 6 in 2000 (the company ended up skipping Navigator 5 in order to completely rewrite the software). Meanwhile, though Internet Explorer wasn't very standards compliant, it was quick to add new features in the late 1990s. Developers who wanted to take advantage of cutting edge design and interactivity features had little choice but to use Internet Explorer and encourage their users to do so as well.

If you don't want to rely on your users, then you can delete all saved Internet Explorer passwords with a script. Windows stores the Internet Explorer password in the Registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerIntelliForms.

Of course, the Internet Explorer passwords are encrypted in the Registry. However, it is not a big deal to recover these passwords with third-party tools. This can be useful if a user forgot the password and can't log on after you disabled Internet Explorer saved passwords. A good free tool to recover saved Internet Explorer passwords is IE Passview. Of course, you can't recover the passwords with this tool if you already deleted the stored passwords in the Registry.