The dig uncovered a remarkable mosaic, with a four-line commemoration inscription in Greek dedicated to the structure’s builders.
A large merchant ship carrying a cargo of metal slated for recycling encountered a storm at the entrance to the harbor and drifted until it smashed into the seawall and the rocks.
A surprised group of hikers stumbled across human bones in a Gush Etzion cave. But what they actually found was even more astounding.
Both the town and the tower were destroyed in a violent fashion. A layer of ash shows they were burnt.
The seeds found in the prehistoric sites indicate that the human diet consisted mainly of fava beans, lentils, various types of beans and chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus.
On language alone, our ancient ties have lasted from antiquity straight through to this day, both in speech and in the written word.
Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a curious double tale of an ancient ritual pool and two Australian soldiers during WWII.
Over its history, the Jewish community of Cologne has suffered persecutions, many expulsions, massacres and destruction.
A new path running among two-thousand year old ritual baths that were used by pilgrims visiting the Temple Mount is to be inaugurated at the Ophel site in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park.
Two stone incense altars were discovered in one of the rooms. One of them, bearing the carved image of a bull, is depicted as standing in what is apparently the façade of a temple adorned with magnificent columns.
'This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in the caves of Qumran.'
Amit Haklai received an official commendation from the IAA for discovering the artifact and, even more important, for handing it over.
This year in the Galilee, thousands of students have been excavating and organizing the first “smart trail," in which dozens of stones on the trail will transmit information and activities to hikers’ mobile phones.
Archaeologists working at the Biblical site of Tel Gezer discovered a boundary stone inscribed with both Greek and Hebrew text dating to the period of conflict between the Seleucids and the Maccabees.
Archaeologists are having a field day in excavations prior to the widening of a highway west of Jerusalem and have found evidence of the change from a rural to urban society 5,000 years ago.
Six Israeli archaeologists visiting the Temple Mount compound were attacked by employees of the Jordanian Waqf.
Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.
The largest hoard of gold coins ever discovered in Israel was found in recent weeks on the seabed in the ancient port of Caesarea.
The Raelians use the swastika as a symbol of peace, which has kept them from being allowed into Israel, where they wished to establish an embassy for extraterrestrials.
Israeli archaeologists will present to the public the new evidence recently uncovered of the truth of the Biblical kingdom of David.
The PA told UNESCO that the Dead Sea Scrolls are part of THEIR heritage!
"I stole them in July 1995 and since then they have brought me nothing but trouble. Please, do not steal antiquities!”
"That scandalous decision ... that the Jewish People have no connection to the Temple Mount, or to Jerusalem at all, is contradicted by the Bible and the entire historical record.
In a complex enforcement operation, IAA inspectors seized a papyrus with the earliest reference to Jerusalem in an extra-biblical document, dating back to the time of the Kingdom of Judah.
Archaeological artifacts are some of Israel’s most cherished treasures. They also are cherished by thieves, but the Antiquities Authority has caught one of them, a PA Arab, red-handed.