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Archaeology
The archaeological ruins at Palymra in Syria: Decumanus Maximus.
 

Posted on: August 19th, 2015

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ISIS beheaded the chief archaeologist of the ancient city of Palmyra and hung his headless body there.

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The stone altar above may have been used for sacrificial offerings in ancient Shiloh long after the time of the Tabernacle.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2015

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The panel made it the duty of the military commander in the area to enforce making the site accessible.

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A cave was discovered with a 2000-year-old Mikvah (Jewish ritual bath) inside, in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2015

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While building in Arnona, a 2000-year-old Mikvah was found, but what was found in the Mikvah was even more interesting...

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Prof. Harry Jol & Nicole Awad conducting a Ground Penetrating Radar survey at the site of the Great Synagogue of Vilna in Lithuania.
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2015

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Israeli, Lithuanian and American researchers have tracked down the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilna.

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Israeli Arab Knesset member (Ra'am- Ta'al / Joint Arab List)  Masoud Ganaim at an Education committee meeting in the Israeli parliament in 2012.
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2015

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An Israeli Arab MK tells a radio interviewer the two Jewish Holy Temples in Jerusalem did not exist.

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Ancient chicken bones
 

Posted on: July 21st, 2015

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The question is: Back then, did Europe also label the chickens differently if they came from Jewish settlements?

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Stuart, Evie, Jake and Paige Steinberg at memorial ceremony for IDF sharpshooter Max Steinberg, z'l.
 

Posted on: July 21st, 2015

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The Steinberg family and Birthright Israel have transformed a one family's tragedy into eternal heritage for others.

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Returned trebuchet stones and the note accompanying them.
 

Posted on: July 13th, 2015

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"I stole them in July 1995 and since then they have brought me nothing but trouble. Please, do not steal antiquities!”

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IAA anti theft unit memeber with one of the treasure hunters at the cave entrance .
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2015

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The treasure/demon hunting team included children as young as 7 years old. The father was to banish the demon and the children would traverse the tight and airless cave.

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The concealed wooden doors opened to reveal stairs leading to an ancient mivkah.  The mikvah is a Jewish ritual pool that has been used for thousands of years -- to this day --  for various purification purposes.
 

Posted on: July 1st, 2015

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An ancient mikvah is discovered beneath a Jerusalem living room.

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The archaeological ruins at Palymra in Syria: Decumanus Maximus.
 

Posted on: June 21st, 2015

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ISIS terrorists have mined and booby-trapped Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.

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Ancient city at Khirbet Qeiyafa and shards that were discovered from the period of King David.
 

Posted on: June 16th, 2015

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"Who Are You, Eshbaʽal Ben Beda?" The fourth inscription revealed so far dating to the Kingdom of Judah.

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Oil lamp found in the excavation near teh Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway.
 

Posted on: June 10th, 2015

News & ViewsArchaeology

Widening "Highway 1" has unearthed the church, oil lamps, a mosaic floor and mother-of-pearl shells.

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A rare, 1000 year old ketubah written in Aramaic in the town of Tzur by the scribe Yosef HaKohen son of Yaakov HaKoen.
 

Posted on: May 26th, 2015

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An extremely rare 1,000-year-old ketuba inscribed in Aramaic is now on exhibit in the National Library in Jerusalem.

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Music scene from 5,000-year-old seal found in northern Israel.
 

Posted on: May 26th, 2015

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Woodstock was not so original, according to Israeli archaeologists.

Section of  2,000-year-old aqueduct discovered near HaHoma in southern Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2015

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“With Joy Shall Ye Draw Water…”

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Ruins along the ramparts of Masada.
 

Posted on: May 19th, 2015

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An American woman has died in Israel after possibly suffering heat stroke and falling while hiking at Masada.

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Western Wall caretakers cleaning the ancient stones.
 

Posted on: May 19th, 2015

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Israel's new government has approved a five-year plan to upgrade and develop the area around the Western Wall.

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An ancient wine press uncovered in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: May 17th, 2015

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A Jerusalem jogger stumbled over an ancient wine press that hadn't been there before. The Israel Antiquities Authority was stumped...

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Grave robber
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2015

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In a dramatic ambush operation, Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) officials caught two would-be grave robbers red-handed as they tried to pilfer an ancient Roman period burial site in the Galilee today.

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