The coin bears on one side a vine leaf and the statement 'Freedom of Zion.' On the opposite side it bears a standing cup and the statement 'Second year of the great rebellion' – the year 67 CE.
'For the first time, we can state with certainty the name of the Roman prefect of Judea during the critical period leading up to the Bar Kochva revolt.'
“It literally happened on the last day of the excavation, when right in front of our eyes and the of the thrilled students, an unusual ceramic vessel c. 18 cm high was exposed, bearing the image of a person."
Judge Marzel ruled that the potential personal harm to the archeologists and their research justifies concealing their names.
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.
Who would desecrate the tomb of King David's son Absalom, in the ancient Kidron Valley? But someone has...
The PA told UNESCO that the Dead Sea Scrolls are part of THEIR heritage!
Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of a rare gold coin in the Lower Galilee.
"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."
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.
"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.
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.
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.
The dispute MK Tibi has just entered is not, as he put it, religious, but scientific.
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 and lawmakers across the board are livid over the UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The one-meter thick layer of droppings that was found leaves no room for doubt that donkeys, sheep and goats lived there in antiquity.