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Aerial photograph of the 2300-year-old village discovered outside Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

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The site reached the peak of its development in the Hellenistic period (3rd century BCE).

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Part of the treasure of ancient pottery that was fished out of the Mediterranean Sea and stored in the basement of a home in northern Israel.
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

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“Hello, Israel Antiquities Authority? Look, I am cleaning out my basement and there is a whole bunch of pottery and other stuff here that my family of fishermen left me. Maybe you guys want the junk so my grandchildren can see it in the future?” That is not a direct quote, but is closer to […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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This discovery was first announced in JewishPress.com in April 2013. The longest water tunnel ever discovered in Israel is being excavated in Jerusalem, near the train station in the southern part of the city. Both the tunnel and a stone column head at its opening, belonging to a state structure dating back to the kings […]

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View of the Cave of the Patriarchs and Tel Rumeida neighborhood, where archaeologists have begun digging in hopes of finding remnants of King David's Palace.
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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'All the elders of Israel came to the king [David] to Hebron, and King David made a convenient with them in Hebron… In Hebron, he was king over Judea for seven years and six months…. (Samuel 2, Ch. 5).'

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One of the  2,000-year-old fabrics discovered near the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
 

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

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Researchers have revealed three rare 2,000-year-old fabrics that were dyed with an extract and in prestigious colors mentioned in Jewish sources.

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

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A special event next week at the National Library of Israel will debut a display of ancient Jewish texts found in a cave in Afghanistan. The library purchased 29 of the discovered texts. The texts are approximately 1,000 years old and were written in either ancient Persian or Arabic. They are predominantly legal or commercial documents, except […]

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The ancient Bible, in an Aramaic dialect, will be shown in the Ankara Museum of Ethnography.
 

Posted on: December 14th, 2013

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The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.

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Fountain and plumblng, lower left, and remains of 900-year-old home in Old Ramle.
 

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

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Development of a modern highway has unearthed the discovery of an Islamic period fountain in a private garden outside the richer ares of Old Ramla, near the airport.

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The uncovered building.
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

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It is only now that remains of a building from this period in the city’s history are being exposed.

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Posted on: November 27th, 2013

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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 […]

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 6,000-year-old cultic temple and a  10,000-year-old building near Beit Shemesh.
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

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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.

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American and Israel archaeologists have unearthed in Israel what is believed to be the largest and older wine cellar in the Near East
 

Posted on: November 24th, 2013

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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.

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Palestinian Authority thieves caused irreversible damage to archaeological sites dating from the Second Temple period.
 

Posted on: November 17th, 2013

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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.

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Posted on: November 10th, 2013

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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 […]

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Posted on: October 30th, 2013

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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 […]

Researchers of the Kinneret have concluded that a climate crisis 3,200 years ago brought about the collapse of regional empires.
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

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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.

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Posted on: October 18th, 2013

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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 […]

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Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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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.

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Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar showing an ancient medallion dated to the late Byzantine period (early seventh century CE) with a shofar (ram's horn) and a Torah scroll ornament, September 9, 2013. The treasure was discovered in recent Jerusalem excavations near the Temple Mount southern wall, by members of the Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology.
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.

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The stratigraphy of the Slaves' Hill, resulting from 150 years of copper production peaking in the 10th century BCE
 

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

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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.

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