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New Discoveries in Ancient Jewish Settlement Uncovered in Hebron

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.

Rare 800 Yr Old Christian Monastery Seal Discovered in Jerusalem

A rare monastery seal was discovered in a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem -- and presented to the Greek Orthodox Patriarch, who noted its importance.

Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

The chisel was found along with a gold bell that may have been on the clothes of the High Priest.

Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

A surprised group of hikers stumbled across human bones in a Gush Etzion cave. But what they actually found was even more astounding.

Rare Ancient Coffin in Jezreel Valley Holds Egyptian Pharaoh’s Signet Ring

A gold signet ring naming Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I was found in an ancient coffin in the Jezreel Valley.

Archaeologists Inaugurate King Solomon’s Coronation Site

In a secret ceremony held Tuesday, officials inaugurated the site of King Solomon's coronation in the City of David.

Arabs Caught Red-Handed Stealing Second Temple Coffins

The Jews who were ready to buy Second Temple history are no less guilty than the Arabs who stole and tried to sell it.

US Donation to Israel for Largest Middle East Archaeology Library

Israel’s image of an archaeological center of the world gets a new boost.

Oldest Known Masks in the World on Display in Israel

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...

New Texts Found in ‘Dead Sea Scroll’ Caves

Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.

Ancient Mikveh Discovered In Spain

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...

2,300-Year-Old Village Discovered Outside Jerusalem

The site reached the peak of its development in the Hellenistic period (3rd century BCE).

‘Sunken Treasure Chest’ of Ancient Pottery found in Woman’s Basement

“Hello, Israel Antiquities Authority? Look, I am cleaning out my basement and there is a whole bunch of pottery and other stuff here that...

Ancient Water Tunnel Discovered in Jerusalem

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...

New Dig in Hebron Aimed at Uncovering King David’s Palace

'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).'

Researchers Find Ancient Fabrics in Colors Noted in Jewish Sources

Researchers have revealed three rare 2,000-year-old fabrics that were dyed with an extract and in prestigious colors mentioned in Jewish sources.

Israel to Display Ancient Jewish Texts from Afghanistan

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...

1500-Year-Old Syriac Bible Finds a Home in Turkey

The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.

Highway Work Uncovers 900-Year-0ld Fountain in Garden

Development of a modern highway has unearthed the discovery of an Islamic period fountain in a private garden outside the richer ares of Old Ramla, near the airport.

First: Hasmonean Building Uncovered in the City of David

It is only now that remains of a building from this period in the city’s history are being exposed.

PA Caught Digging in Area of Maccabee Era Artifacts

The Palestinian Authority for years has been trying to destroy evidence of the existence of the Holy Temples, and new fears have arisen that...

Archaeologists Discover 10,000 Years of History near Beit Shemesh

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.

Archaeologists Find Largest, Oldest Near East Wine Cellar in Israel

The Land of Milk and Honey also is the Land of Wine, not only today with wines that have won world prizes but also 3,700 years ago, according to a new discovery by a US-led archaeological team.

PA Archaeological Thief Caught Red-Handed Digging Up Artifacts

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.

Israel Returns 90 Stolen Antiquities to Egypt

Israel has turned over to Egypt 90 stolen antiquities that were found on sale at a Jerusalem auction hall, the Egyptian Al-Ahram news agency...

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