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Lost First-Temple Jewish City Discovered Under IDF Training Base

According to the finds, the site remained abandoned for years and resettled in the Byzantine period, by a Christian population.

Decapitated Toads Found in 4,000-Year-Old Caananite Tomb Uncovered in Excavation Near Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

The remains of at least nine decapitated toads were found in a jar in the ancient tomb uncovered in a 4,000-year-old burial cave in Jerusalem.

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.

Scientists Discover Connection between 7000-Year-Old Food Storage Container and the Development of Community Elites

Researchers believe a unique pottery vessel dating back some 7,200 years ago was used to ensure that certain people or groups could better maintain their ability to store large quantities of crops.

New Archaeology Exhibition: Ancient Bureaucracy and Clerks From Israel’s Past

A collection of seals, some with ancient Hebrew inscriptions, and other new findings go on public display this week at the annual City of David archaeology conference.

Emperor Justinian Mosaic Inscription Unearthed near Damascus Gate

The Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was exposed on a mosaic floor in a room that was probably used as a hostel for pilgrims.

Israeli Researcher Says Citrons, Lemons Were Luxuries in Ancient Mediterranean

"Citrons and lemons were the first citrus fruits to arrive in the Mediterranean and were status symbols for the elite."

Two Mikvahs Exposed in Vilna’s Great Synagogue 70 Years after Destruction

This important and magnificent synagogue was the center of study of the Vilna Gaon. In recent weeks, a delegation of archaeologists has uncovered two of the compound's ritual baths.

Netanyahus Visit Susita in Golan Heights

When the city existed as Hippos, a Greco-Roman community, it flourished between 200 and 600 CE.

Galilee Excavation Reveals 2,000 Year-Old Stone Vessel Workshop

The discovery provides fascinating evidence of the central place of ritual purity in the daily lives of Galilean Jews during the time of the Second Temple.

Israel Marks ‘International Day of Indigenous People’

On language alone, our ancient ties have lasted from antiquity straight through to this day, both in speech and in the written word.

Christian Archaeologists May Have Unearthed Lost Kinneret City of 3 Apostles

Because of the importance of the place to the Christian world, many scholars have been engaged in identifying its location.

They Were Here on Tisha B’Av: New Evidence of Babylonian Destruction Discovered in City...

The wealth of the Judaean kingdom's capital is manifest in the ornamental artifacts.

Impressive 2,700-Year-Old Water System Discovered Near Rosh Ha’Ayin

This was probably an administrative site built to control the surrounding farmsteads during the Assyrian period.

Caesarea National Park and Roman Amphitheater Sold by Greek Orthodox Church to Secret Investors

Officials at the Israel Lands Authority, JNF and the Israel National Parks Authority were shocked when the sale was announced. No one was notified in advance.

Rare Archaeological Coins Confiscated at Erez Crossing

An Arab merchant was trying to smuggle the coins through the crossing into Israel.

No Faux UNESCO ‘Heritage Committee’ Can Sever Our Bonds With Jerusalem

“Nothing is more disgraceful than UNESCO declaring the world’s only Jewish state the ‘occupier’ of the Western Wall and Jerusalem’s Old City."

Jerusalem Targeted Again at UNESCO World Heritage Committee Meeting

Israel's report this to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee was duly noted, and then basically tossed aside.

Evidence of Plant Dyes Found in King Solomon Era Textiles

The textiles date to King Solomon’s reign, in the Iron Age (eleventh–tenth centuries BCE), and some are decorated with a red-and-blue bands pattern.

Israel Denies Entry to UNESCO Team

UNESCO and the PA now want to erase Israel's connection to Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

900-Year-Old Women’s Jewelry Collection Discovered in Modi’in

'The rings, bracelets and earrings – some of which are made of bronze and silver – appear to have been accidentally dropped during cooking in the kitchen of an ancient tower.'

Crusader Escape Tunnel to Kinneret Exposed in Tiberias

The famous Battle of Karney Hittin that was fought on July 4, 1187, resulting in the defeat of the Crusader Kingdom by Saladin's army, was a direct outcome of the events in Tiberias.

Hungarian Archaeologists Unearth Herod’s Fortress, Ritual Bath, East of Jordan River

The architecture of the Herodian bath is very similar to the baths and cisterns discovered in nearby Qumran (across the Dead Sea).

Multispectral Imaging Reveals Ancient Hebrew Inscription Undetected for Over 50 Years

Military correspondence from the First Temple period was found on the reverse side of a well-studied artifact at The Israel Museum.

Antiquities Robbers Caught in Ancient Galilee Town

This is the second gang of antiquities robbers that has been caught in the past two weeks in northern Israel.

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