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Sobibor Death Camp Gas Chambers Uncovered

The location of the gas chambers at the notorious Sobibor death camp has been revealed, Yad Vashem announced Wednesday.

National Treasures from Israel Antiquities Authority Now Accessible Via Internet

The archeological treasures in the Rockefeller Museum of Jerusalem can now be accessed online.

Israel Researchers Discover Some of Western Wall Stones Wearing Away

One advantage of erosion of stones at the Kotel is more cracks for people to place prayer notes.

Ancient Money Box from Second Temple Era Discovered Near Jerusalem–Tel Aviv Highway

All of the coins are stamped on one side with a chalice and the Hebrew inscription “To the Redemption of Zion”...

Bet Guvrin Joins World Heritage List

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee hasdeclared the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha to be a World Heritage Site. The site joins the Old City of...

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).'

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