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Impressive Farmstead, Ancient Monastery, Colorful Mosaics Exposed at Rosh Ha’Ayin

The remains of an ancient monastery, colorful mosaics and a farmstead are uncovered in Rosh Ha'Ayin.

Ancient Burial Complex Exposed in Works on New Tiberias Neighborhood

Rare burial complex may throw new light on life in Tiberias in the Roman period, 2,000 years ago.

2nd Temple Era Bronze Utensils Discovered in Migdal Excavations on Sea of Galilee

"Even we veteran excavators were extremely excited because it’s not every day that one uncovers such rare artifacts as these, and in such a fine state of preservation.”

Jordan Adds to Western Wall Mixed-Gender Prayer Controversy

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

Archaeological Discovery Sheds Light on the Mystery of Shiloh

An uncovered broken clay pitcher embedded in a layer of reddish ashes completes the story of the devastation of Shiloh.

Oil Pipeline Threatens Ancient Babylon and World Cultural Heritage

The General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage in Iraq has filed a lawsuit against the Oil Projects Committee in an attempt to prevent the construction of the pipeline, which would pass through the wall of the 1,400 year old castle known as the Babil Fortress.

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.

BBC Yanked Israeli Film on Jewish Exodus from Jerusalem (video)

The BBC strikes again. Known for its bias against Israel, it said that a documentary claiming that man “Palestinians” of today actually are descendants of Jews did “not fit editorially.” How true.

Israel’s 5-Year Upgrade Plan for Western Wall

Israel's new government has approved a five-year plan to upgrade and develop the area around the Western Wall.

Rare Prehistoric Slab Discovered on Highway 38

The manager of the excavation says the stone is a “rare and very special discovery” since only about ten similar slabs from this period have been found.

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.

Excavation Reveals Spot Where Romans Breached Jerusalem’s Wall 2,000 Years Ago

Fascinating evidence of breaking through Jerusalem’s Third Wall at the end of the Second Temple period was discovered in an excavation where the new Bezalel campus will be built.

Palestinian Authority Demands “Return” of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The PA told UNESCO that the Dead Sea Scrolls are part of THEIR heritage!

Divers Discover ‘Spectacular’ Cargo of Ancient Shipwreck in Caesarea Harbor

A large merchant ship carrying a cargo of metal slated for recycling encountered a storm at the entrance to the harbor and drifted until it smashed into the seawall and the rocks.

3000-Year-Old Droppings Reveal How Man Improved the Savannah

Haifa University's Prof. Ruth Shahak-Gross says Savannah shepherds were not harmful to the ecosystem, and instead enriched and diversified the ecosystem.

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...

Students Earn Travel to Poland Digging Up 2000-Year-Old Mikvahs Outside Bet Shemesh

A rare and impressive array of ritual baths and underground systems used by rebels during the Bar Kokhba Revolt.

Jerusalem Home Harbors Buried Second Temple Artifacts

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

Largest Archaeological Garden Ever in Israel Inaugurated at IDF Kirya Base in Tel Aviv

The largest archaeological garden ever established in the State of Israel was inaugurated Monday at Camp Rabin, in the IDF Kirya Base in Tel Aviv.

Hikers Find Cache of Rare Coins from 2,300 Years Ago

Three Israeli Caving Club hikers found the cache in a stalactite cave in northern Israel.

2,400 Year Old Mummy’s CT Shows Urgent Need for Dental Work

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

Minister Regev Presents 67 CE ‘Great Rebellion’ Coin at Cabinet Meeting

The coin bears on one side a vine leaf and the statement 'Freedom of Zion.' On the opposite side it bears a standing cup and the statement 'Second year of the great rebellion' – the year 67 CE.

1,700-Year-Old Gravestones of Unknown Rabbis Uncovered in Northern Israel

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

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.

3,600-Year-Old Jewels Found in Judean Foothills

Dr. Irit Ziffer identified a pendant with an eight-pointed star as representing both Ishtar, the Mesopotamian East Semitic goddess of fertility, love, war, sex and power, as well as the Chinese moon god of the Akkadian culture.

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