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Archaeological Evidence of the Kingdom of David in Jerusalem

August 30, 2016 - 10:30 PM
 
Israeli Ministers Advocate for Better Incorporation of Zionism in School Curriculum

August 30, 2016 - 10:01 PM
 
Egypt Opens Rafah-Gaza Crossing for Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

August 30, 2016 - 9:48 PM
 
211 New Immigrants Flee to Israel From War-Torn Ukraine

August 30, 2016 - 9:05 PM
 
Rightwing Pundit: A Vote for Donald Trump Is a Vote for Israel’s Enemies

August 30, 2016 - 4:05 PM
 
Netanyahu Responds to UN Special Envoy’s Statement on the “Illegality” of Settlements

August 30, 2016 - 3:28 PM
 
Ousted DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Facing Florida Primary Challenge Tuesday

August 30, 2016 - 2:50 PM
 
UN Mid-East Peace Envoy Pins Jewish Homes as Source of Strife

August 30, 2016 - 2:11 PM
 
Legal Group Challenging Police on Criminalizing Entry into Judea and Samaria Area B

August 30, 2016 - 12:41 PM
 
Court to Hear Police Request to Bar 6 Youths from Jerusalem

August 30, 2016 - 11:08 AM
 
IDF Demolishes Home of Rabbi Mickey Mark’s Murderer

August 30, 2016 - 10:45 AM
 
Hillary’s Muslim Adviser Huma Abedin Leaving Anthony Weiner

August 30, 2016 - 10:19 AM
 
Gene Wilder, Iconic Jewish Comedian and Actor, Dead at 83

August 30, 2016 - 12:57 AM
 
75th Anniversary of Massacre of Jews in Moletai, Lithuania

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Israel to Compete at World Baseball Qualifier in Brooklyn, NY

August 29, 2016 - 10:51 PM
 
BOI Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged for September

August 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Hundreds of New Hotel Rooms Slated for Jerusalem as Tourist Demand Skyrockets

August 29, 2016 - 10:27 PM
 
Liberman: No Negotiations With Hamas Over IDF Soldiers’ Bodies

August 29, 2016 - 10:01 PM
 
Iran ‘Not Worried’ About Falling Oil Prices

August 29, 2016 - 9:40 PM
 
Busy Traffic at Gaza-Israel Border Crossings

August 29, 2016 - 8:07 PM
 
New Management: Liberman Says Soldiers Shouldn’t Have to Consult a Lawyer on the Battlefield

August 29, 2016 - 6:35 PM
 
Reports: Police Using Systematic Harassment of Jews Outside Temple Mount

August 29, 2016 - 2:16 PM
 
Catholic Bishop Calls Destruction of 17 Belfast Jewish Graves ‘Shameful’

August 29, 2016 - 1:28 PM
 
Soldier Who Shot Dead PA Arab on Friday Suspected of Negligent Homicide

August 29, 2016 - 12:30 PM
 
Iran Deploys S-300 Long Range Missiles at Fordow Nuclear Site

August 29, 2016 - 10:55 AM
 
Police Seize 30,000 Eggs Unfit for Human Consumption in Arab City

August 29, 2016 - 9:50 AM
 
Report: Putin to Host Netanyahu Abbas Summit in Moscow

August 29, 2016 - 9:05 AM
 
Bomb Blast Outside Brussels Police Building

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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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Posted on: August 28th, 2013

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Researchers were able to establish that this was later a place of Jewish dwellers.

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Bark from Cinnamomum verum, which is found naturally in southern India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar; another form of cinnamon comes from Cinnamomum cassia, found naturally in China,  Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

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Cinnamon, once thought to have been carried on trade routes in ancient Israel, may have been made along the northern Israeli coast and not just in Africa and India, as previously thought, Israeli researchers told LiveScience. They analyzed 27 flasks from archaeological sites in Israel dating back 3,000 years and found that the compound that […]

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Various finds from the fill layer of the end of First Temple period: oil lamps, LMLKstamped handles and female figurines.
 

Posted on: August 18th, 2013

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This fascinating find will be presented at Megalim's Annual Archaeological Conference which will take place on Thursday, August 29th in the City of David.

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The remains of an 8th century BCE fortification system – a mud brick wall comprised of internal and external dykes circling a wharf.
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

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18 ft. high fortifications dating back to the 8th century BCE were discovered in the harbor of the ancient Philistine city.

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A gold coin and three items inlaid with gold that adorned jewelry.    Authority
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

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Researchers have found 400 Byzantine coins, 200 Samaritan lamps, an ancient ring with an inscription and gold jewelry, but what were they doing in a refuse pit from the Byzantine period?

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Part of an enormous Jerusalem hospital building dating to the Crusader period from the years 1099-1291
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

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In Old Jerusalem, you need an archaeologist before you can build a restaurant. That is how the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered a 19-foot high Crusade-era hospital building.

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An oil lamp fragment found on a dig in the ancient Jewish village of Shikhin in the Lower Galilee in northern Israel
 

Posted on: August 4th, 2013

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”Shikhin,” in northern Israel, is mentioned many times in the Talmud. Its location had not been known until a US-led team of archaeologists found it, along with an ancient synagogue.

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar displays a jar fragment unearthed near the Temple Mount, bearing an inscription in the Canaanite language. Dated to the tenth century BCE.
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2013

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This might be the earliest example of written Hebrew found to date.

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The southern city gate, a typical four-chamber Iron Age gate, with the Valley of Elah in front.
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2013

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One of the world's most famous battles took place in this area, between David and Goliath.

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