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.
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.
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.
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.
'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).
This is the second gang of antiquities robbers that has been caught in the past two weeks in northern Israel.
Cavemen? Not really…
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.
The first Jordanian coin from the sifting was discovered on June 6, 2005, the 38th anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification.
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.
Israeli students discovered rifle cartridges and shell fragments left by the British and Ottoman armies.
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.
The finger fragment will be handed over to additional experts for dating.
The 5-day virtual reality "Sanhedrin" hiking trail uses interactive characters and virtually reconstructed ancient buildings to bring the ancient Galilee to life.
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.
The surprising find was discovered in excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority before the construction of Highway 200.
At the site of the battle were found the remains of the trenches, along with 35 bunkers and caves.
'The ancient road passed close to the Israel National Trail and we believe that it will spark interest among the hikers.'
'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.'