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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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Evidence Revealed of the Last Battle of Jerusalem from 2,000 Years Ago

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.

Six-Day War Artifacts Unearthed by Temple Mount Sifting Project

The first Jordanian coin from the sifting was discovered on June 6, 2005, the 38th anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification.

Stolen Antique Coins, Jewelry, Seized in Arab Village

Police archaeology unit investigators have estimated the value of the exhibits, from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval periods, at tens of thousands of dollars.

Evidence of World War I Battlefield Exposed East of Tel Aviv

Israeli students discovered rifle cartridges and shell fragments left by the British and Ottoman armies.

Rothschild Foundation Investing $27 Million in Caesarea’s Hidden Treasures, Past and Present

The project is being implemented as part of realizing the vision of 3 million tourists in Caesarea by the year 2030, and is becoming an important tourist-economic anchor for the residents of the region.

Part of Egyptian Statue May Have Been Discovered by Temple Mount ‘Sifters’

The finger fragment will be handed over to additional experts for dating.

Presenting First Interactive Hiking Trail Since Sanhedrin Left Hall of Hewn Stones

The 5-day virtual reality "Sanhedrin" hiking trail uses interactive characters and virtually reconstructed ancient buildings to bring the ancient Galilee to life.

Innovative Temple Mount Sifting Project Facing Termination over Funding

The Temple Mount Sifting Project was established following the illegal removal of 9,000 tons of earth from the Temple Mount by Israel's Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement and the Waqf.

Liquor Stash Belonging to WW1 British Soldiers Exposed in Central Israel

The surprising find was discovered in excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority before the construction of Highway 200.

Remains of Wartime Fallen Found at Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem

At the site of the battle were found the remains of the trenches, along with 35 bunkers and caves.

2,000 Year Old Road Excavated near Bet Shemesh

'The ancient road passed close to the Israel National Trail and we believe that it will spark interest among the hikers.'

1,800 Year Old List of Synagogue Donors Discovered in Galillee Village

'No one can argue with the written artifact. There was an ancient synagogue here and the synagogue was built in its current form in recent centuries.'

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