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Excavation Site of  Byzantine Church in Migdal Oz , Gush Etzion
 

Posted on: March 25th, 2016

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The newly discovered mosaic indicates that the church was originally built in the fourth century.

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Prof. Nathan Peled and his mummy patient / Courtesy
 

Posted on: March 20th, 2016

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Alex was probably a senior government official, who suffered from osteoporosis and receding gums and missing teeth.

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american-suspect-who-snuck-into-zedekiahs-cave
 

Posted on: March 16th, 2016

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When workers opened the cave the next morning, they found the intruder covered in mud and dust, carrying archaeological finds in his bag.

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Laurie Rimon with the coin. Photo: Samuel Magal, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2016

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In the near future the IAA will award Laurie a certificate of appreciation for her good citizenship.

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The Elihana seal, together with a figurine of a woman from the First Temple period, which symbolized fertility and was also exposed in the Giv‘ati parking lot. / Photo credit: Israel Antiquities Authority
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2016

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A Rare 2,500 Year Old Seal Bearing the Name “Elihana bat Gael” was Discovered in IAI Excavations at the City of David, in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.

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The opening to two of the tombs at the Khalet al-Jam'a necropolis near the town of Bethlehem.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2016

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The necropolis covered more than 7 acres and originally contained more than 100 tombs between 2200 and 650 BCE — roughly the time of the first Israelite kingdom.

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3,850 year old wine jugs. Courtesy Division of Communications and Media Relations  |  University of Haifa
 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016

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The value of the wine in the storeroom can be estimated at a minimum of 1,900 silver shekels, an enormous sum that would have purchased three merchant ships.

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Terra cotta pipes uncovered at the site constitute evidence of the existence of an ancient bath 
house that operated there. Photo: courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016

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"Jerusalem demonstrates that wherever one turns over a stone ancient artifacts will be found related to the city’s glorious past."

Ori Greenhut and the figurine he found
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2016

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"The archaeologists entered the class during a Torah lesson, just when we were learning about Rachel stealing her father’s household gods."

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Fine wool textile dyed red and blue. The textile used the varying colors of natural animal hair to create black and orange-brown colors for decorative bands.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2016

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The ancient copper mines in Timna, deep in Israel’s Arava Valley, are believed by some to be the site of King Solomon's mines.

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Thousands of the ancient scrolls fragments from the conservation table to the virtual table.
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016

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The hands-on virtual workspace that will allow scholars around the world to work together simultaneously.

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Jordan valley excavation site
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2016

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Excavations at the site showed that groups in the Jordan Valley became more stationary and potentially larger in size.

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Excavation director Ronit Lupo of the Israel Antiquities Authority next to the remains of the ancient house.
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2016

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"The buildings uncovered are of a standard that would not fall short of Jerusalem's [current] architecture."

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The Western Stone, biggest stone of the wall
 

Posted on: February 10th, 2016

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Left-wing NGOs have already jumped on the story.

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Members of the "Women of the Wall" activist group begin to teach women how to pray in men's tefillin and prayer shawls at the extension of the Western Wall known as Robinson's Arch.
 

Posted on: February 7th, 2016

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Jordan demands that Israel "return jurisdiction" over a part of the Western Wall to the Islamic Waqf.

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Ein Nashut is a small winery in the Golan Heights.
 

Posted on: February 4th, 2016

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A small community in northern Israel is home to a winery built in a former Syrian military bunker.

Ancient Egyptian Seal
 

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016

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Amit Haklai received an official commendation from the IAA for discovering the artifact and, even more important, for handing it over.

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Aharoni Amitai helps uncover ancient gravestones with Aramaic and Greek inscriptions in the northern Israeli community of Tzipori.
 

Posted on: January 27th, 2016

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More evidence of ancient Jewish presence in the Land of Israel: 1,700-year-old gravestones uncovered.

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Beach at Machon Wingate on the Israel National Trail via Google Street View
 

Posted on: January 26th, 2016

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Trekkers unable to hike the Israel National Trail no longer need mourn their plight: it's now on Google Street View.

U.S. Soldiers tour Saint Elijah's Monastery at Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009. Saint Elijah's, a complex of buildings dating back to the 6th century, was the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq.
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2016

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U.S. soldiers prayed in the ancient monastery during their deployment in Iraq.

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