Day: September 3, 2020

Unique archaeological findings displayed in a Nazareth hotel

The owners of the Legacy Hotel in Nazareth, the Afifi group, in cooperation with Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), have put up a display of artifacts found during an excavation during the hotel construction, according to a statement by the IAA.
The hotel, located near the Annunciation Church at the heart of the city, has been previously used as a garage for buses owned by the Afifi family who runs the Nazareth Transport and Tourism company.In 2010, following the family’s initiative to convert the old garage into a boutique hotel, construction began. 

During the construction of the building foundations, four shafts, which lead to a system of underground caves, were discovered. 

As a result of the discovery, construction was halted and a team of archaeologists, led by Yardena Alexandre from the IAA, was sent to investigate the site. 

After clearing centuries of dust, the archaeologists found out that the caves, carved

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Will US-UK ‘travel bubble’ jumpstart world’s most revenue-generating route?

According to the latest reports, US and UK government officials are mulling the idea of creating a regional air bridge between the two countries, in an attempt to jump-start the world’s most revenue-generating route.

Limited travel bubbles could allow for British quarantine exemptions for US travelers from low-infection rate areas, such as New York, and help restart across-the-pond travel.

Even as the UK removes more and more European countries from its quarantine exemption list, talks seem to be moving ahead on a travel corridor with the US. Regional “air bridges” could allow people arriving from areas with low infection rates to forego the 14-day quarantine requirement currently in place.

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Before COVID-19 restrictions were imposed, London-New York was the world’s most revenue-generating route, with over $1 billion in annual sales.

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