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Pregnant Egyptian Woman’s Remains Discovered in King Solomon’s Mines

The TAU team dug up the remains of the skeleton several hundred feet from an Egyptian temple, suggesting she may have been a musician or a singer.

The Most Spectacular Mosaics Exposed in Israel to Receive the Most Spectacular Permanent Home...

Construction of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Archaeological Center is underway to display world-class archaeological finds inside a modern complex.

Amazing New Discoveries in Western Wall Tunnels, Including Ancient Theater

Excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority uncovered large portions of courses of the Western Wall that have been hidden for 1,700 years, including an ancient Roman theater.

Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Launches Great Debates: 6-Part Course on Dead Sea Scrolls &...

"The texts we study are ancient, but the ideas are as exciting and relevant as ever.”

US to Spend $750,000 Conserving Ancient Jewish Site as ‘Palestinian Heritage’

Eroding the Jewish heritage of Solomon's pools much like the Arabs have neglected and permitted the erosion of the pools and their distribution system since the pools were handed over to them by the Oslo Accords, is a slap in the face of the Jewish nation.

New French Jewish UNESCO Chief: the Organization Must Change

After the vote, Azoulay said, "if my nomination is confirmed, my first action would be to restore the agency's credibility and the confidence of member states in its ability to confront the challenges that only UNESCO can face."

Swastikas Painted on Sign to Site of Ancient Susiya Excavation

The swastikas were spray-painted on to the sign during the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

Lost First-Temple Jewish City Discovered Under IDF Training Base

According to the finds, the site remained abandoned for years and resettled in the Byzantine period, by a Christian population.

Decapitated Toads Found in 4,000-Year-Old Caananite Tomb Uncovered in Excavation Near Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

The remains of at least nine decapitated toads were found in a jar in the ancient tomb uncovered in a 4,000-year-old burial cave in Jerusalem.

Report: Robbers Destroyed Mysterious ‘Skull Cave’ in Hasmonean Fortress

Apart from the cave of the skulls, the volunteers found dozens of new, illegal excavation sites, as well as the remains of the bonfires that the robbers lit on the progressively eroding mosaic floor at the top of the fortress.

Scientists Discover Connection between 7000-Year-Old Food Storage Container and the Development of Community Elites

Researchers believe a unique pottery vessel dating back some 7,200 years ago was used to ensure that certain people or groups could better maintain their ability to store large quantities of crops.

New Archaeology Exhibition: Ancient Bureaucracy and Clerks From Israel’s Past

A collection of seals, some with ancient Hebrew inscriptions, and other new findings go on public display this week at the annual City of David archaeology conference.

Emperor Justinian Mosaic Inscription Unearthed near Damascus Gate

The Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was exposed on a mosaic floor in a room that was probably used as a hostel for pilgrims.

Israeli Researcher Says Citrons, Lemons Were Luxuries in Ancient Mediterranean

"Citrons and lemons were the first citrus fruits to arrive in the Mediterranean and were status symbols for the elite."

Two Mikvahs Exposed in Vilna’s Great Synagogue 70 Years after Destruction

This important and magnificent synagogue was the center of study of the Vilna Gaon. In recent weeks, a delegation of archaeologists has uncovered two of the compound's ritual baths.

Netanyahus Visit Susita in Golan Heights

When the city existed as Hippos, a Greco-Roman community, it flourished between 200 and 600 CE.

Galilee Excavation Reveals 2,000 Year-Old Stone Vessel Workshop

The discovery provides fascinating evidence of the central place of ritual purity in the daily lives of Galilean Jews during the time of the Second Temple.

Israel Marks ‘International Day of Indigenous People’

On language alone, our ancient ties have lasted from antiquity straight through to this day, both in speech and in the written word.

Christian Archaeologists May Have Unearthed Lost Kinneret City of 3 Apostles

Because of the importance of the place to the Christian world, many scholars have been engaged in identifying its location.

They Were Here on Tisha B’Av: New Evidence of Babylonian Destruction Discovered in City...

The wealth of the Judaean kingdom's capital is manifest in the ornamental artifacts.

Impressive 2,700-Year-Old Water System Discovered Near Rosh Ha’Ayin

This was probably an administrative site built to control the surrounding farmsteads during the Assyrian period.

Caesarea National Park and Roman Amphitheater Sold by Greek Orthodox Church to Secret Investors

Officials at the Israel Lands Authority, JNF and the Israel National Parks Authority were shocked when the sale was announced. No one was notified in advance.

Rare Archaeological Coins Confiscated at Erez Crossing

An Arab merchant was trying to smuggle the coins through the crossing into Israel.

No Faux UNESCO ‘Heritage Committee’ Can Sever Our Bonds With Jerusalem

“Nothing is more disgraceful than UNESCO declaring the world’s only Jewish state the ‘occupier’ of the Western Wall and Jerusalem’s Old City."

Jerusalem Targeted Again at UNESCO World Heritage Committee Meeting

Israel's report this to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee was duly noted, and then basically tossed aside.

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