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Arabs Caught Red-Handed Stealing Second Temple Coffins

29 Adar II 5774 – March 31, 2014
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

16 Adar II 5774 – March 18, 2014
Israel’s image of an archaeological center of the world gets a new boost.

Oldest Known Masks in the World on Display in Israel

12 Adar II 5774 – March 13, 2014
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

11 Adar II 5774 – March 12, 2014
Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.

Ancient Mikveh Discovered In Spain

26 Adar I 5774 – February 25, 2014
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

18 Adar I 5774 – February 18, 2014
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

14 Shevat 5774 – January 15, 2014
“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

11 Shevat 5774 – January 11, 2014
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

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...

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