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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...

Carmel Caves Declared UNESCO Heritage Site

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

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

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’

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

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

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

Researchers were able to establish that this was later a place of Jewish dwellers.

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

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

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.

Assyrian Period Fortifications Unearthed in Ashdod

18 ft. high fortifications dating back to the 8th century BCE were discovered in the harbor of the ancient Philistine city.

Hoard of 1,500-Year-Old Coins Found in Ancient Garbage Dump

Researchers have found 400 Byzantine coins, 200 Samaritan lamps, an ancient ring with an inscription and gold jewelry, but what were they doing in a refuse pit from the Byzantine period?

Part of Enormous 1,000-Year-Old Jerusalem Hospital Shown to Public

In Old Jerusalem, you need an archaeologist before you can build a restaurant. That is how the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered a 19-foot high Crusade-era hospital building.

Alabama Prof. Uncovers 2,000-Year-Old Village in Northern Israel

”Shikhin,” in northern Israel, is mentioned many times in the Talmud. Its location had not been known until a US-led team of archaeologists found it, along with an ancient synagogue.

Ancient Text May Have Been Written in Hebrew

This might be the earliest example of written Hebrew found to date.

3100 Year Old City Could Date Back to David and Solomon

One of the world's most famous battles took place in this area, between David and Goliath.

Hundreds of Jewish Gravestones Found in Vienna

Headstones of hundreds of Jewish graves, which were buried to hide them from the Nazis, have been unearthed in Vienna, a discovery of “high...

Oldest Alphabetical Written Text Found near Temple Mount

The oldest known Hebrew writing from ancient Jerusalem dates back to the 8th century. Archaeologists now have found an older alphabetical text, not in Hebrew, from the time of Kings David or Solomon

Search for Strong Egyptian Leader Ends in Tel Hazor Dig

Discovery of historic proportions: Excavations at Tel Hazor reveal one-of-a-kind Sphinx fragment of one of the builders of the pyramids.

Million-Year-Old Cave Found in Shomron

A million-year-old cave was discovered in western Samaria during work to move the security fence nearer the Jewish community of Tzofim, located east of...

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