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Posted on: August 12th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
One advantage of erosion of stones at the Kotel is more cracks for people to place prayer notes.
Posted on: August 5th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
All of the coins are stamped on one side with a chalice and the Hebrew inscription “To the Redemption of Zion”...
Posted on: June 23rd, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee hasdeclared the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha to be a World Heritage Site. The site joins the Old City of Jerusalem, the Old City of Acco and Haifa’s Bahai Gardens on the prestigious list of extraordinary cultural sites from around the world.
Posted on: June 6th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
In the Second Temple period Jewish settlement found in Hebron, linking the old and the new, an ancient Hebrew stamp saying "KIng of Hebron" was also found.
Posted on: May 27th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
A rare monastery seal was discovered in a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem -- and presented to the Greek Orthodox Patriarch, who noted its importance.
Posted on: April 22nd, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
The chisel was found along with a gold bell that may have been on the clothes of the High Priest.
Posted on: April 20th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
A surprised group of hikers stumbled across human bones in a Gush Etzion cave. But what they actually found was even more astounding.
Posted on: April 9th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
A gold signet ring naming Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I was found in an ancient coffin in the Jezreel Valley.
Posted on: April 3rd, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
In a secret ceremony held Tuesday, officials inaugurated the site of King Solomon's coronation in the City of David.
Posted on: March 31st, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
The Jews who were ready to buy Second Temple history are no less guilty than the Arabs who stole and tried to sell it.
Posted on: March 18th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
Israel’s image of an archaeological center of the world gets a new boost.
Posted on: March 13th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
A new display in Jerusalem is showcasing the oldest-known masks in the world, believed to have originated 9,000 years ago, long before Purim. The 11 masks are made of stones and were discovered in the Judean desert near Jerusalem. Experts believe the masks were meant to look like skulls, with each displaying a unique personality […]
Posted on: March 12th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
The site reached the peak of its development in the Hellenistic period (3rd century BCE).
Posted on: January 15th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
“Hello, Israel Antiquities Authority? Look, I am cleaning out my basement and there is a whole bunch of pottery and other stuff here that my family of fishermen left me. Maybe you guys want the junk so my grandchildren can see it in the future?” That is not a direct quote, but is closer to […]
Posted on: January 11th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
This discovery was first announced in JewishPress.com in April 2013. The longest water tunnel ever discovered in Israel is being excavated in Jerusalem, near the train station in the southern part of the city. Both the tunnel and a stone column head at its opening, belonging to a state structure dating back to the kings […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
'All the elders of Israel came to the king [David] to Hebron, and King David made a convenient with them in Hebron… In Hebron, he was king over Judea for seven years and six months…. (Samuel 2, Ch. 5).'
Posted on: December 31st, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Researchers have revealed three rare 2,000-year-old fabrics that were dyed with an extract and in prestigious colors mentioned in Jewish sources.
Posted on: December 25th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
A special event next week at the National Library of Israel will debut a display of ancient Jewish texts found in a cave in Afghanistan. The library purchased 29 of the discovered texts. The texts are approximately 1,000 years old and were written in either ancient Persian or Arabic. They are predominantly legal or commercial documents, except […]
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