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Posted on: March 13th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
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 masks are made of stones and were discovered in the Judean desert near Jerusalem. Experts believe the masks were meant to look like skulls, with each displaying a unique personality […]
Posted on: March 12th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
The site reached the peak of its development in the Hellenistic period (3rd century BCE).
Posted on: January 15th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
“Hello, Israel Antiquities Authority? Look, I am cleaning out my basement and there is a whole bunch of pottery and other stuff here that my family of fishermen left me. Maybe you guys want the junk so my grandchildren can see it in the future?” That is not a direct quote, but is closer to […]
Posted on: January 11th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
This discovery was first announced in JewishPress.com in April 2013. The longest water tunnel ever discovered in Israel is being excavated in Jerusalem, near the train station in the southern part of the city. Both the tunnel and a stone column head at its opening, belonging to a state structure dating back to the kings […]
Posted on: January 9th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
'All the elders of Israel came to the king [David] to Hebron, and King David made a convenient with them in Hebron… In Hebron, he was king over Judea for seven years and six months…. (Samuel 2, Ch. 5).'
Posted on: December 31st, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Researchers have revealed three rare 2,000-year-old fabrics that were dyed with an extract and in prestigious colors mentioned in Jewish sources.
Posted on: December 25th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
A special event next week at the National Library of Israel will debut a display of ancient Jewish texts found in a cave in Afghanistan. The library purchased 29 of the discovered texts. The texts are approximately 1,000 years old and were written in either ancient Persian or Arabic. They are predominantly legal or commercial documents, except […]
Posted on: December 14th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.
Posted on: December 8th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Development of a modern highway has unearthed the discovery of an Islamic period fountain in a private garden outside the richer ares of Old Ramla, near the airport.
Posted on: December 3rd, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
It is only now that remains of a building from this period in the city’s history are being exposed.
Posted on: November 27th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
The Palestinian Authority for years has been trying to destroy evidence of the existence of the Holy Temples, and new fears have arisen that they may try to the same in a Gush Etzion location of artifacts from the Hashmonean Dynasty, when the Miracle of Hanukkah occurred. Artifacts and remnants of a fortress dating back […]
Posted on: November 25th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Archaeologists are having a field day in excavations prior to the widening of a highway west of Jerusalem and have found evidence of the change from a rural to urban society 5,000 years ago.
Posted on: November 24th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
The Land of Milk and Honey also is the Land of Wine, not only today with wines that have won world prizes but also 3,700 years ago, according to a new discovery by a US-led archaeological team.
Posted on: November 17th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
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.
Posted on: November 10th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Israel has turned over to Egypt 90 stolen antiquities that were found on sale at a Jerusalem auction hall, the Egyptian Al-Ahram news agency reported Sunday, Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told the website. He said another 20 Egyptian antiquities at the auction were not stolen and were sold. Israeli authorities said the objects had […]
Posted on: October 30th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
The Carmel Caves in northern Israel were recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a heritage site in a special ceremony on the Carmel Wednesday. The caves were recognized for the exceptional per-historic archaeological findings found in the caves which represent at least 500,000 years of human evolution. The Carmel […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
If the effects of “global warming” today are going to be anything like those of the 3,200-year-old drought and cold wave that, according to research in the Kinneret, existed in the Middle East, watch out.
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
In Israel there may be lots of strife between men of the cloth and the men and women of the pickax and the shovel—usually over disturbing those who died millennia ago, but in India things appear much smoother: according to the AP, Indian archaeologists are digging beneath a 19th century fort on the word of […]
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