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.
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.
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.
"Citrons and lemons were the first citrus fruits to arrive in the Mediterranean and were status symbols for the elite."
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.
When the city existed as Hippos, a Greco-Roman community, it flourished between 200 and 600 CE.
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.
On language alone, our ancient ties have lasted from antiquity straight through to this day, both in speech and in the written word.
Because of the importance of the place to the Christian world, many scholars have been engaged in identifying its location.
The wealth of the Judaean kingdom's capital is manifest in the ornamental artifacts.
This was probably an administrative site built to control the surrounding farmsteads during the Assyrian period.
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.
An Arab merchant was trying to smuggle the coins through the crossing into Israel.
“Nothing is more disgraceful than UNESCO declaring the world’s only Jewish state the ‘occupier’ of the Western Wall and Jerusalem’s Old City."
Israel's report this to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee was duly noted, and then basically tossed aside.
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.
UNESCO and the PA now want to erase Israel's connection to Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs.
'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.'
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.
The architecture of the Herodian bath is very similar to the baths and cisterns discovered in nearby Qumran (across the Dead Sea).
Military correspondence from the First Temple period was found on the reverse side of a well-studied artifact at The Israel Museum.
This is the second gang of antiquities robbers that has been caught in the past two weeks in northern Israel.
Cavemen? Not really…
These old wells are not very difficult to discern, because of the palm trees that grow around them and the fact that they are surrounded by thick, flourishing aquatic flora.
On the Occasion of Jerusalem Day, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority revealed evidence of the last battle of Jerusalem from 2,000 Years Ago.