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Newly-discovered section of an ancient highway that led from Yafo (Jaffa) to Jerusalem during the Roman Empire
 

Posted on: June 25th, 2013

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Greetings from the Roman Empire! Thanks to the need to install a new drainage pipe, archaeologists have dug up for the first time a well-preserved section of an ancient road in the capital.

Nicholas Bellantoni, state archeologist, left, Stuart Miller, professor of Hebrew, history and Judaic studies look down into the site of a old US mikveh
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

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The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

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Archaeologists have discovered that Jews at the Sobibor death camp built a tunnel in an attempt to escape the gas chambers.
 

Posted on: June 9th, 2013

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More evidence that Jews tried to change their fate at the hands of the Nazis: Archaeologists discovered that Jews at the Sobibor death camp built an escape tunnel but apparently didn’t live to use it.

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Lod Mosaic, 1,700 years old, is the first official Israeli exhibition at the Louvre
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

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Israelis are familiar with archaeological finds dating back centuries and sometimes thousands of years. Now the world’s most popular museum, the Louvre, exhibits a 1,700-year-old mosaic found in Lod.

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Spectacular colorful 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered on route of new  highway to be built north of Be'er Sheva
 

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

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The most unexpected benefits from extending Israel’s north-south superhighway has been a wealth of archaeological discoveries, the latest being a spectacular mosaic from the 4th-6th centuries.

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A 2,000-year-old key was exposed in the excavation in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

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Excavations are mandatory prior to the start of public works in Israel.

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Israeli filmmaker Ziv Ilan speaks in trailer of his film shown in Canada but yanked in Britain by the BBC
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2013

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The BBC strikes again. Known for its bias against Israel, it said that a documentary claiming that man “Palestinians” of today actually are descendants of Jews did “not fit editorially.” How true.

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Temple columns in Beit Shean (illustration image).
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2013

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Soon the area will be handed over to the PA.

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The Anthedon, Gaza’s ancient port, dates back to the eighth century B.C., when Gaza was a major Philistine city
 

Posted on: April 16th, 2013

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After Israel threw out Jews from Gaza and gave greenhouses to the Palestinian Authority to prosper, the PA turned them into terror training camps. Now Hamas does the same at a World Heritage site.

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An underwater photo shows that the monumental structure is made of basalt boulders. The fish in the picture (marked with an arrow) is about 10 cm long.
 

Posted on: April 12th, 2013

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Researchers say the shape and composition of the structure does not appear to be a natural formation.

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Archaeologist Benyamin Storchan standing at the bottom of the steps in the immersion chamber.
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

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Israeli archaeologists love highway contractors. Excavation for new roads frequently digs up history, and this time they struck it rich, finding a rare mikveh from the late Second Temple Period.

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Senior research microscopist Joseph G. Barabe.
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2013

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Barabe’s team was part of an effort organized by the National Geographic Society to authenticate the Gospel of Judas.

Ceramic model of church unearthed near Ashkelon
 

Posted on: April 8th, 2013

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The ancient port of Ashkelon was a key point for trading Israeli wine. Archaeologists have unearthed a huge wine press and rare ceramic church model near the city’s old highway.

Excavation in progress at Tell Khaiber, Iraq
 

Posted on: April 5th, 2013

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“Terah took Abram his son, and Lot…and Sarai… from Ur…to go to the land of Canaan.” No one has ever found Ur – until now, with a “breathtaking find” of a 4,000-year-old public building near Ur.

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Toxic vapor coming out of the "gates of hell."
 

Posted on: April 2nd, 2013

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The place was popular with the tourists of the ancient world, the pilgrims.

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Excavation site in northern Israel where remains of a Stone Age village were found.
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

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Signs of the agricultural revolution in the Stone Age were found in northern Israel. Archaeologists discovered remains of an ancient village, along with sexual symbols.

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Posted on: March 13th, 2013

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Israel’s Antiquities Authority detectives have their hands full trying looking for thieves who rob the country of one of its greatest treasure – history. A thief was caught with a 300-year-old parchment of the Torah.

The donkey burial found at Tel Haror. Note the 1992 find of the donkey's skull with the bridle bit in the box at right.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2013

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At about the same time the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt, a young donkey was sacrificed in what is now Israel and was placed under a house. In a rare discovery, Archaeologists found the skeleton.

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Posted on: March 11th, 2013

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The Muslim Brotherhood regime is ignoring the “systematic” destruction of Antonopoulos, one of Egypt’s biggest archaeological sites, the Egypt Independent reported Monday. Monica Hanna, a researcher with the University of Humboldt in Berlin, told the newspaper that information she received from archaeologists working at the site, also known as Sheikh Abada, revealed that bulldozers have […]

atra kadisha
 

Posted on: March 10th, 2013

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The protesters were claiming that there are Jewish burial caves nearby, which may not be disturbed.

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