LMLK--List of Updates to this Website (Archive #6)

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August-December, 2004

December 30, 2004
December 28, 2004
  • Made minor adjustments to most of the letters of the S2U drawing, & updated photo of handle #95 in the Michael Welch collection.
December 20, 2004
  • Updated Notes for Plate 19:10 & added 19:11 for "Investigations at Lachish (V)" on Errata page.
December 17, 2004
  • Added connector between protruding elytra of M4C & Z4CI drawings along with other minor shifts.
December 6, 2004
  • Added "Neue Kirchliche Beitschrift 17", "Palastina und Seine Kultur", "Recueil d'Archeologie Orientale 4" to Bibliography section of the Publications page.
  • Modified the order of stamps excavated by Warren on the Palestine Exploration Fund's page to match the order they were described by Clermont-Ganneau in his 1883 & 1901 publications; "Recueil d'Archeologie Orientale 4" identifies the one with Tag 222 as belonging to this group (previously in the "Untraceable Excavation" section).
November 28, 2004
  • Added S2U stamp on alternate handle to Jar 10457 & Lachish pages; corrected orientation of clearer stamp to 4:00 (actually 3:30) since this newer one is 3:00.
  • Added one more H2U (1933-2104) & M2U (1933-2106) from Lachish presently at the IAA; updated their statistics on Displays page.
  • Updated Corpus page statistics to include all 3 of these stamps.
November 25, 2004
  • Updated IAA statistics on Displays page.
  • Added Rabbi Shaul Shimon Deutsch to Credits page.
November 16, 2004
November 15, 2004
  • Changed Jerusalem Reg. #E1-3303 (M46) from x2x to H2D based on new photo provided by IAA (#1996-3353); updated Corpus page statistics.
  • Added specific page number references for all the original publications of classification systems on Typologies page.
  • Updated IAA statistics on Displays page.
November 7, 2004
  • Created Amariah Hananiah page; linked it & added descriptions of seals of servants to King Hezekiah page.
  • Revised statment on Circles page:
    • Was:  "a stratum sealed by the late 8th-century Assyrian conquest"
    • Is:  "a stratum identified with the late 8th-century Assyrian conquest (not sealed by it)"
  • Added Redondo Beach handle with Rosette stamp; also added 14 unprovenanced samples to Rosettes page.
November 3, 2004
October 31, 2004
October 23, 2004
  • Reclassified Khirbet es-Samrah handle published in BASOR 142 from M2D to x2x; added H2D handle from "Ancient Agriculture" to Corpus & Stratigraphy pages; updated totals on Circles page.
  • Added "Ancient Agriculture in the Judaean Desert" to Bibliography section of the Publications page.
October 16, 2004
October 5, 2004
  • Quarterly update of Search Engine Statistics (Top 20 Query Words & Most Requested Pages) from Oct-2003 to Sep-2004:
3,045seals #1 22,754Research Home
2,934seal #2 10,091Updates
2,843script #3 9,837Paleography
2,710proto #4 9,756Theories
2,710sinaitic #5 9,230Geography
2,516photos #6 8,448Personal Seals
2,468biblical #7 7,945Corpus
2,181israel #8 7,894Biblical Accounts
2,033hebrew #9 7,271Jars
1,900typologies #10 6,645Concentric Circles
1,828personal #11 6,639NonBiblical Accounts
1,708mmst #12 6,365HBRN
1,639museum #13 6,336MMST
1,560welch #14 5,332Michael Welch's Collection
1,540map #15 5,112King Hezekiah's Seals
1,510concentric #16 5,096Generic LMLK Seals
1,433palestine #17 5,073Publications by Date
1,387michael #18 5,020Typologies
1,300paleo #19 4,620Stamps that Can't Be Classified
1,279jerusalem #20 4,503Stratigraphy
September 25, 2004
September 22, 2004
September 21, 2004
September 20, 2004
  • Revised all 143 Paleography letters & many of their popup reference photos; 14 of the letters were not shown previously & are still somewhat speculative due to poor/few specimens known.
September 17, 2004
  • Added 3 jar drawings to Complete Jars section of Jars page.
  • Created Icons page.
September 14, 2004
  • Revised all 21 seal drawings (large size on each type page & actual size on Sets page) with many minor adjustments & the following significant changes:
    • H2D:  shift Kaf mid-branch bottom to right; shift Het right; shift Bet down; add icon Head detail
    • H2U:  shift Kaf mid-branch top to left; shrink oval; widen icon Head; shift first Lamed right
    • H4C:  shift HBR up; shift Nun right; shift wing intersections up; shift Mem left; expand top-right wing out; add connector between protruding elytra
    • M2D:  shift Kaf mid-branch bottom to left; extend right wing right; shrink lower-left oval
    • M2U:  shift Kaf left-branch bottom to right; extend Kaf mid-branch down; shrink left wing; shift second Lamed left & Kaf right
    • S2DW:  overall adjustment between inscription quadrants & icon; shrink oval left/right; increase lower Hey parallel bar tip upward; add bridge between lower Kaf & icon
    • Z2D:  shift Fay bottom curve up; shift icon Head/wing joints down; tilt icon Head left; add Mem connector
    • Z2T:  add icon details; shrink oval
    • Z2U:  disconnect Kaf mid-branch bottom; shift Slash down-left; widen icon Tail; shrink right wing; shrink oval
    • Z4CI:  expand top-right oval out; shift Lamed loop down; show notch in Thorax left; twist right Elytron clockwise; shift Fay right
  • Added anonymous Boston collector to Credits page.
  • Created Archive #5.
September 4, 2004
  • Made Debir parenthetical to Khirbet Rabud & Tell Beit Mirsim on Geography & Corpus pages; also specified Bethel as parenthetical to Beitin.
  • Added Beth Horon (Lower), Er-Ras, Keilah, Khirbet Nisya, Tell ash-Shuqf to main map on Geography page; removed Horvat Rimmon & renamed Tel Halif to Rimmon; added grid coordinates in alphabetical site list.
  • Revised zone maps for inscriptions & icons.
August 28, 2004
  • Added "Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land" & "Bible & Spade vol. 2 #3" to Bibliography section of the Publications page.
August 21, 2004
  • Added 1 H4L & 2 S2U stamp photos from "Syria vol. 6"; updated Corpus page.
  • Added Hasmodia (8-18-2004), "Jewish Encyclopedia", Revue Archeologique ser. 4, vol. 12, RB vol. 10, "Syria vol. 6" to Bibliography section of the Publications page.
August 18, 2004
August 14, 2004
  • Added statistics to multiple seal pages based on photos provided by IAA of handles from multiple sites; made minor revisions to those added over the past 2 days due to discrepancies in the IAA records; updated charts on Corpus page.
  • Added actual dimensions of seals to each of their pages & a summary on the Sets page.
August 13, 2004
August 12, 2004
August 10, 2004
  • Revised statistics of 3 previously unclassifiable handles on Circles page to H2D_4:00_20x12mm, H2D_16x10mm, M2D_3:00_12x8mm based on photos provided by IAA.
  • Michael Welch revised portions of his commentary on his page (added a paragraph about Circles as Cancellations).
August 7, 2004
  • Added animated image of God's glory over Ark to 7.b.11 on Theories page.
  • Added statistics & tools photo to Circles page.
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