In less than a year of ISIS control, the group destroyed countless archaeological treasures in the ancient city.
The newly discovered mosaic indicates that the church was originally built in the fourth century.
Alex was probably a senior government official, who suffered from osteoporosis and receding gums and missing teeth.
When workers opened the cave the next morning, they found the intruder covered in mud and dust, carrying archaeological finds in his bag.
In the near future the IAA will award Laurie a certificate of appreciation for her good citizenship.
A Rare 2,500 Year Old Seal Bearing the Name “Elihana bat Gael” was Discovered in IAI Excavations at the City of David, in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.
The necropolis covered more than 7 acres and originally contained more than 100 tombs between 2200 and 650 BCE — roughly the time of the first Israelite kingdom.
The value of the wine in the storeroom can be estimated at a minimum of 1,900 silver shekels, an enormous sum that would have purchased three merchant ships.
"Jerusalem demonstrates that wherever one turns over a stone ancient artifacts will be found related to the city’s glorious past."
"The archaeologists entered the class during a Torah lesson, just when we were learning about Rachel stealing her father’s household gods."
The ancient copper mines in Timna, deep in Israel’s Arava Valley, are believed by some to be the site of King Solomon's mines.
The hands-on virtual workspace that will allow scholars around the world to work together simultaneously.
Excavations at the site showed that groups in the Jordan Valley became more stationary and potentially larger in size.
"The buildings uncovered are of a standard that would not fall short of Jerusalem's [current] architecture."
Left-wing NGOs have already jumped on the story.
Jordan demands that Israel "return jurisdiction" over a part of the Western Wall to the Islamic Waqf.
A small community in northern Israel is home to a winery built in a former Syrian military bunker.
Amit Haklai received an official commendation from the IAA for discovering the artifact and, even more important, for handing it over.
More evidence of ancient Jewish presence in the Land of Israel: 1,700-year-old gravestones uncovered.
Trekkers unable to hike the Israel National Trail no longer need mourn their plight: it's now on Google Street View.