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3,600-Year-Old Jewels Found in Judean Foothills

Dr. Irit Ziffer identified a pendant with an eight-pointed star as representing both Ishtar, the Mesopotamian East Semitic goddess of fertility, love, war, sex and power, as well as the Chinese moon god of the Akkadian culture.

Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels

Who would desecrate the tomb of King David's son Absalom, in the ancient Kidron Valley? But someone has...

Palestinian Authority Demands “Return” of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The PA told UNESCO that the Dead Sea Scrolls are part of THEIR heritage!

Rare 1,200-Year-Old Gold Coin Discovered in Lower Galilee

Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of a rare gold coin in the Lower Galilee.

American, Israeli Archaeologists Attack Authenticity of ‘Jerusalem Papyrus’

"The money that modern forgers and dealers can make on modern forgeries is astronomical, consistently in the five and six figure range. The motivation is strong."

Ancient Muslim Inscription Confirms Dome of the Rock’s Jewish Temple Origin

Participants in the Jerusalem conference were particularly excited by this revelation in light of two recent UNESCO resolutions which disavowed any connection between Jewish history and the Temple Mount.

Holding Up Ancient ‘Jerusalem’ Papyrus, Netanyahu Condemns UNESCO’s ‘Scandalous’ Resolution

"That scandalous decision ... that the Jewish People have no connection to the Temple Mount, or to Jerusalem at all, is contradicted by the Bible and the entire historical record.

First Temple Era Document Mentioning ‘Jerusalem’ Revealed [video]

In a complex enforcement operation, IAA inspectors seized a papyrus with the earliest reference to Jerusalem in an extra-biblical document, dating back to the time of the Kingdom of Judah.

Discovery: ‘Jerusalem’ on Hebrew Papyrus

Researchers say the papyrus may be the earliest evidence in Hebrew of the connection between the city of Jerusalem and the period of the Kings of Israel.

Arab MK: No Jewish Temple Ever Existed on Temple Mount [audio]

The dispute MK Tibi has just entered is not, as he put it, religious, but scientific.

Excavation Reveals Spot Where Romans Breached Jerusalem’s Wall 2,000 Years Ago

Fascinating evidence of breaking through Jerusalem’s Third Wall at the end of the Second Temple period was discovered in an excavation where the new Bezalel campus will be built.

Israeli Jewish Leaders Furious at UNESCO Rejection of Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

Israeli Jewish leaders and lawmakers across the board are livid over the UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem.

PM Netanyahu : UNESCO Resolution is ‘Theater of the Absurd’

PM Netanyahu invited members of UNESCO to take a trip to the Arch of Titus to view the treasures of the Holy Temple and refresh their historic memories.

National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel Taking Shape in Jerusalem [video]

Among the many artifacts on display will be breathtaking mosaics, laboratories for the treatment of artifacts, the Dead Sea scrolls, intriguing, 7,000 year-old objects, and an audiovisual presentation projected in the National Treasures center.

Large First Temple Period Gate-Shrine Excavated in Central Israel

Minister Miri Regev said “the uncovering of these finds joins a long list of discoveries that enlighten us about our historic past, a past that is manifested in our country’s soil and in the writings of the Book of Books.”

Ein-Gedi Scroll Target of Hi-Tec Recovery Mission

A scientific research paper further unveils the unique technological methods used for revealing the biblical text in an ancient scroll dated back to late antiquity.

Fisherman’s House Discovered on Ashkelon Beach

As part of a project being led by the IAA and aimed at educating young people about their past, dozens of boys and girls were engaged in the challenging work of unearthing the coastal city’s past.

Rare Roman Gold Coin Found in Jerusalem Dig

The coin probably came from one of the rich 2000-year old Jewish dwellings which the UNC Charlotte team have been uncovering at the site.

Largest Archaeological Garden Ever in Israel Inaugurated at IDF Kirya Base in Tel Aviv

The largest archaeological garden ever established in the State of Israel was inaugurated Monday at Camp Rabin, in the IDF Kirya Base in Tel Aviv.

Salt Cave Collapses Near Lot’s Wife in Sodom — Family Escapes

A rock avalanche close to Sodom has caused a salt cave to collapse near Lot's Wife. A family barely made it out in time.

1,500 Year Old Stable Exposed in Negev Canyon

The one-meter thick layer of droppings that was found leaves no room for doubt that donkeys, sheep and goats lived there in antiquity.

Archaeologists Restore Second Temple Courtyard Flooring with Help from Mathematician

Frankie Snyder said he succeeded in restoring the ornate tile patterns “using geometric principles, and through similarities found in tile design used by Herod at other sites.”

Archaeological Evidence of the Kingdom of David

Israeli archaeologists will present to the public the new evidence recently uncovered of the truth of the Biblical kingdom of David.

3,500 Year Old Treasures Retrieved from the Sea by Electric Plant Worker

Among the many artifacts is a hand grenade that was common in Israel during the Crusader, Ayyubid and Mamluk periods.

Israel: Okay to Demolish 30 Illegal Structures in “Arab” Susiya

As the US and EU double down on Israel, the state says it can take down 30 illegal shacks in Arab Susiya, but won't decide yet.

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