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Archaeological Exhibition in Druze Village Tells Story of 6,500 Year Old Burial Cave

The Peki'in exhibition displays ritual objects, flint tools, beads, and stone coffins reflecting the burial customs of the people who inhabited the country 6,500 years ago, their beliefs and their spiritual lives.

One of Oldest Wicks in the World Uncovered

A microscopic examination showed the wick was made of linen, which Mishnah Shabbat cites as a high quality wick.

Hanukah Gelt: Cache of Rare Gold Coins Discovered at Caesarea Port

The gold cache was found hidden between two stones on the side of a well, in a house in a neighborhood dating to the Abbasid and Fatimid periods, some 900 years ago.

Almost Fully Intact Clay Pomegranate From Tabernacle Time Found In Tel Shiloh

By Ilanit Chernick In an exciting and rare find announced on the eve of Chanukah, a small ceramic pomegranate dating back to the times of...

9,000 Year Old Stone Mask Sheds Light on Stone Age Cottage Industry

Researchers prove existence of stone age mask production center in southern Mt. Hebron

First Temple Beka Weight Unearthed in Jerusalem Sifting Project

The weight, which dates back to the First Temple period, was found in archaeological soil originating from the foot of Robinson's Arch at the Western Wall, just north of the City of David.

Ancient Beersheba Desert Cistern Reveals Engravings of Ships

According to Dr. Eisenberg-Degen, a specialist in Rock Art and Graffiti at the IAA, the engraved ships include technical details and present proportions which suggest actual knowledge of ship construction.

Arab Caught Smuggling Ancient Coins from Jordan to Israel

Antiquities theft and smuggling is a known phenomenon that has plagued ancient sites across Israel, especially Judea and Samaria, for years.

Fake History: US Bible Museum Says Five Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Are Forgeries

The tests were ordered on the request of several biblical scholars who examined 13 of the museum's fragments said and noted there was a "high probability" that at lest some of them were modern forgeries.

Haifa U Presents Earliest Proof of Marine Agriculture 3,500 Years Ago

The size of the fish indicated a transition to marine agriculture: as of 3,500 years ago, they were down to "plate size," about one pound in weight and 15 inches in length.

2000 Year Old Hebrew Inscription Mentions Jerusalem’s Full Name

Also discovered: a first century CE coffin cover, with the Hebrew inscription "Son of the High Priest."

Netanyahu: Israel on Golan Heights is Guarantee for Stability in Surrounding Area

"Israel on the Golan Heights is a fact that the international community must recognize, and as long as it depends on me the Golan Heights will always remain under Israeli sovereignty."

Secrets of a Lost Village of Ancient Israel Come to Light

Technology such as LiDAR and a drone-mounted 4K camera have led to significant finds among layers of settlement spanning about 2,600 years.
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Singapore Shofar Blowers at Beit Guvrin National Park

Recently, the park received a facelift, with the launch of a new compound in the northern part of the park known as the City of the Bnei Horin (Heb: free people).

1,000 Ancient Letter Seals Found in Beit Guvrin National Park

If a letter arrived with a broken bulla, it meant it had been opened.

13,000 Year Old Brewery Discovered in Mount Carmel Cave

A microscopic examination two of the three craters showed microscopic remains of starch grains that underwent morphological changes which correspond to changes in starch during fermentation.
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Israel Antiquities Archaeologist Attacks World Creation Concert: The Kotel Isn’t a Bar Mitzvah Hall

“Why is it that in Caesarea, Masada and Beit She’an it’s OK to hold events and here it’s prohibited?"

Boy Gets Award for Turning In Rare Fertility Statutette

“We were surprised when we were presented with the rare figurine, which is about 11,500 years old.”

3000-Year-Old Droppings Reveal How Man Improved the Savannah

Haifa University's Prof. Ruth Shahak-Gross says Savannah shepherds were not harmful to the ecosystem, and instead enriched and diversified the ecosystem.

Blue Eyed Blondes Invaded Israel 6,500 Years Ago: DNA Study

"This study of 22 individuals is one of the largest ancient DNA studies carried out from a single archaeological site, and by far the largest ever reported in the Near East."

Surprise: Uri Geller Museum Built Over Ancient Soap Factory, Vaults

"I intuited that there was something hidden there," Geller recalled.

2,000 Year Old Golden Earring Discovered in City of David

The earring will be on display for the general public at the City of David's annual archeological conference. “Whoever wore it belonged to Jerusalem's upper class.”

Intriguing Ancient Industrial Site with Recreational Section Revealed in Central Israel

"The extremely long duration of the production of these near-identical jars indicates that the workshop was probably a family-owned business that passed down from generation to generation."

1,700 Year-Old Mosaic Discovered on Site of Future Mosaic Museum in Lod

A marvelous new mosaic was discovered in archaeological excavations carried out prior to construction, on the site of the planned Shelby White and Leon Levy Mosaic Center in Lod.

Old City Excavations Shed Light on Tisha B’av Destruction

Jerusalem archaeologists have unearthed an access road leading from the Kidron Valley and Shiloah Pool to the Temple Mount,

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