Roman Statue Unearthed by Storm

A Mediterranean storm that caused part of the Israeli coast to collapse unearthed a 1.2 meter tall statue of a woman in a toga which is believed to be between 1800 and 2000 years old. The statue was part of a bathhouse complex.

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Geffen Awards

The Geffen Award winners, presented by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy, were announced at Icon, currentl being held in Tel Aviv.

  • Best Translated Science Fiction Book: Isaac Asimov’s Collected Short Stories, Vol. 1, by Isaac Asimov
  • Best Translated Fantasy Book: Nation, by Terry Prachett
  • Best Israeli Short Story: “Doctor Watson and Mr. Holmes – Or the Affair of the Fannington House Curse,” by Vered Tochterman
  • Best Israeli Novel: To Be (Chong Levi’s Fifth), by Yoav Avni

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