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

9 Shevat 5774 – January 9, 2014
'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

28 Tevet 5774 – December 31, 2013
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

22 Tevet 5774 – December 25, 2013
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

12 Tevet 5774 – December 14, 2013
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

5 Tevet 5774 – December 8, 2013
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

30 Kislev 5774 – December 3, 2013
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

25 Kislev 5774 – November 27, 2013
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

23 Kislev 5774 – November 25, 2013
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

22 Kislev 5774 – November 24, 2013
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

15 Kislev 5774 – November 17, 2013
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

8 Kislev 5774 – November 10, 2013
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...

Carmel Caves Declared UNESCO Heritage Site

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 30, 2013
The Carmel Caves in northern Israel were recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a heritage site in a...

Dramatic Kinneret Discovery: Climate Crisis Ruined Ancient Empires

19 Heshvan 5774 – October 22, 2013
If the effects of “global warming” today are going to be anything like those of the 3,200-year-old drought and cold wave that, according to research in the Kinneret, existed in the Middle East, watch out.

When Holy Man Says to Dig, Indian Archeologists Obey

14 Heshvan 5774 – October 18, 2013
In Israel there may be lots of strife between men of the cloth and the men and women of the pickax and the shovel—usually...

NY Court to Decide Dispute over ‘Holocaust-Ancient Assyrian Link’

12 Heshvan 5774 – October 16, 2013
The Holocaust has no historical connection with ancient Assyria, but there is a curiously possible link provided by a gold tablet obtained by a Holocaust survivor. A German museum wants it back.

Byzantine Era Golden Treasure Uncovered at Foot of Temple Mount

5 Tishri 5774 – September 9, 2013
Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.

Proof of ‘Solomon’s Copper Mines’ Found in Israel

4 Tishri 5774 – September 8, 2013
The Timna Valley copper mines in southern Israel are considered to date back to ancient Egypt, but Tel Aviv University archaeologists now reveal they actually are from the period of King Solomon.

Canaanite Ritual Stone Discovered in Northern Israel

22 Elul 5773 – August 28, 2013
Researchers were able to establish that this was later a place of Jewish dwellers.

Archaeologists Find Israel Was Land of Milk, Honey – and Cinnamon

17 Elul 5773 – August 22, 2013
Cinnamon, once thought to have been carried on trade routes in ancient Israel, may have been made along the northern Israeli coast and not...

2700 Year-Old Inscription in City of David Excavations

12 Elul 5773 – August 18, 2013
This fascinating find will be presented at Megalim's Annual Archaeological Conference which will take place on Thursday, August 29th in the City of David.

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