The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
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 […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
The Holocaust has no historical connection with ancient Assyria, but there is a curiously possible link provided by a gold tablet obtained by a Holocaust survivor. A German museum wants it back.
Posted on: September 9th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.
Posted on: September 8th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
The Timna Valley copper mines in southern Israel are considered to date back to ancient Egypt, but Tel Aviv University archaeologists now reveal they actually are from the period of King Solomon.
Posted on: August 28th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Researchers were able to establish that this was later a place of Jewish dwellers.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Cinnamon, once thought to have been carried on trade routes in ancient Israel, may have been made along the northern Israeli coast and not just in Africa and India, as previously thought, Israeli researchers told LiveScience. They analyzed 27 flasks from archaeological sites in Israel dating back 3,000 years and found that the compound that […]
Posted on: August 18th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
This fascinating find will be presented at Megalim's Annual Archaeological Conference which will take place on Thursday, August 29th in the City of David.
Posted on: August 15th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
18 ft. high fortifications dating back to the 8th century BCE were discovered in the harbor of the ancient Philistine city.
Posted on: August 7th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Researchers have found 400 Byzantine coins, 200 Samaritan lamps, an ancient ring with an inscription and gold jewelry, but what were they doing in a refuse pit from the Byzantine period?
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
In Old Jerusalem, you need an archaeologist before you can build a restaurant. That is how the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered a 19-foot high Crusade-era hospital building.
Posted on: August 4th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
”Shikhin,” in northern Israel, is mentioned many times in the Talmud. Its location had not been known until a US-led team of archaeologists found it, along with an ancient synagogue.
Posted on: August 1st, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
This might be the earliest example of written Hebrew found to date.
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