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Centuries before Hanukkah: Remains of 8,000-Year Old Olive Oil Found in Galilee

“This is the earliest evidence of the use of olive oil in the country, and perhaps the entire Mediterranean basin."

Jerusalem Home Harbors Buried Second Temple Artifacts

The Siebenberg House Museum in Jerusalem’s Old City Reopens to Public.

Report: Robbers Destroyed Mysterious ‘Skull Cave’ in Hasmonean Fortress

Apart from the cave of the skulls, the volunteers found dozens of new, illegal excavation sites, as well as the remains of the bonfires that the robbers lit on the progressively eroding mosaic floor at the top of the fortress.

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.

Rare Artifact Stolen from Tel Shiloh Archaeological Site

The artifact was stolen from the location where it had been found, still lodged in the wall.

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...

1,320 lbs. Lioness Statue Discovered near the Kinneret

"The lioness statue is completely whole, starting with the short mane, the big fangs, the tongue sticking out and even the carved tail along the hind legs."

The Use of Fire May Have Begun In Israel 350,000 Years Ago

If fire indeed was invented in Israel, will the Boycott Israel movement stop lighting matches?

Police Car Damaged, Haredim Arrested over Archeological Dig

The protesters were claiming that there are Jewish burial caves nearby, which may not be disturbed.

1,800 Year Old List of Synagogue Donors Discovered in Galillee Village

'No one can argue with the written artifact. There was an ancient synagogue here and the synagogue was built in its current form in recent centuries.'

Eight Is Not Enough: History of the Ancient Candles in Israel

The Hanukkah commandment is to light the candles at the front door, or in a window overlooking the street, so they may be seen by passersby, as an announcement of the miracle.

13,000 Year Old Brewery Discovered in Mount Carmel Cave

A microscopic examination two of the three craters showed microscopic remains of starch grains that underwent morphological changes which correspond to changes in starch during fermentation.

Bilingual Boundary Stone Discovered at Tel Gezer

Archaeologists working at the Biblical site of Tel Gezer discovered a boundary stone inscribed with both Greek and Hebrew text dating to the period of conflict between the Seleucids and the Maccabees.

Discovery: ‘Jerusalem’ on Hebrew Papyrus

Researchers say the papyrus may be the earliest evidence in Hebrew of the connection between the city of Jerusalem and the period of the Kings of Israel.

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