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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,

Hidden Silver Cross Attests to Religious Tolerance of 7th Century Caliphate

Historical evidence suggests that at least at the beginning of Muslim rule, the new regime treated the local Christian population with great tolerance.

2,000-Year-Old, Intact Pottery Vessels Salvaged in Cave on Lebanese Border

Archaeologists slid the vessels on ropes 30 yards down a sheer cliff.

Three-Weeks Appropriate Discovery: Bronze Coin from the Great Revolt

“It is possible that this coin was in the pocket of one of the residents of Jerusalem who hid from the Romans in the tunnels underneath the city streets.”

Cologne Building Museum in Historic Jewish Quarter to Fight Anti-Semitism

Over its history, the Jewish community of Cologne has suffered persecutions, many expulsions, massacres and destruction.

1,000 Year Old Clay Amulet with Arabic Blessing Discovered in City of David

“The size of the object, its shape, and the text on it indicate that it was apparently used as an amulet for blessing and protection.”

Baroness Rothschild Unveils New Historical Layer of Caesarea’s Hidden Treasures

The $28 Million preservation and reconstruction of the walls, fortifications, towers, and Crusaders’ market is open to the general public.

Ancient Burial Complex Exposed in Works on New Tiberias Neighborhood

Rare burial complex may throw new light on life in Tiberias in the Roman period, 2,000 years ago.

Ancient Winepress Found In Excavation of Water Reservoir

The winepress was found in the largest water reservoir in the Tzippori National Park.

Students on Archaeology Program Unearth a 1,700-Year-Old Coin

Students from Sharon region are helping excavate Byzantine-era site as part of a local initiative to spark an interest in history among youth.

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