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Rare 800 Yr Old Christian Monastery Seal Discovered in Jerusalem

27 Iyyar 5774 – May 27, 2014
A rare monastery seal was discovered in a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem -- and presented to the Greek Orthodox Patriarch, who noted its importance.

Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

23 Nisan 5774 – April 22, 2014
The chisel was found along with a gold bell that may have been on the clothes of the High Priest.

Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

20 Nisan 5774 – April 20, 2014
A surprised group of hikers stumbled across human bones in a Gush Etzion cave. But what they actually found was even more astounding.

Rare Ancient Coffin in Jezreel Valley Holds Egyptian Pharaoh’s Signet Ring

9 Nisan 5774 – April 9, 2014
A gold signet ring naming Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I was found in an ancient coffin in the Jezreel Valley.

Archaeologists Inaugurate King Solomon’s Coronation Site

3 Nisan 5774 – April 3, 2014
In a secret ceremony held Tuesday, officials inaugurated the site of King Solomon's coronation in the City of David.

Arabs Caught Red-Handed Stealing Second Temple Coffins

29 Adar II 5774 – March 31, 2014
The Jews who were ready to buy Second Temple history are no less guilty than the Arabs who stole and tried to sell it.

US Donation to Israel for Largest Middle East Archaeology Library

16 Adar II 5774 – March 18, 2014
Israel’s image of an archaeological center of the world gets a new boost.

Oldest Known Masks in the World on Display in Israel

12 Adar II 5774 – March 13, 2014
A new display in Jerusalem is showcasing the oldest-known masks in the world, believed to have originated 9,000 years ago, long before Purim. The 11...

New Texts Found in ‘Dead Sea Scroll’ Caves

11 Adar II 5774 – March 12, 2014
Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.

Ancient Mikveh Discovered In Spain

26 Adar I 5774 – February 25, 2014
A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery...

2,300-Year-Old Village Discovered Outside Jerusalem

18 Adar I 5774 – February 18, 2014
The site reached the peak of its development in the Hellenistic period (3rd century BCE).

‘Sunken Treasure Chest’ of Ancient Pottery found in Woman’s Basement

14 Shevat 5774 – January 15, 2014
“Hello, Israel Antiquities Authority? Look, I am cleaning out my basement and there is a whole bunch of pottery and other stuff here that...

Ancient Water Tunnel Discovered in Jerusalem

11 Shevat 5774 – January 11, 2014
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...

New Dig in Hebron Aimed at Uncovering King David’s Palace

9 Shevat 5774 – January 9, 2014
'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).'

Researchers Find Ancient Fabrics in Colors Noted in Jewish Sources

28 Tevet 5774 – December 31, 2013
Researchers have revealed three rare 2,000-year-old fabrics that were dyed with an extract and in prestigious colors mentioned in Jewish sources.

Israel to Display Ancient Jewish Texts from Afghanistan

22 Tevet 5774 – December 25, 2013
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...

1500-Year-Old Syriac Bible Finds a Home in Turkey

12 Tevet 5774 – December 14, 2013
The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.

Highway Work Uncovers 900-Year-0ld Fountain in Garden

5 Tevet 5774 – December 8, 2013
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.

First: Hasmonean Building Uncovered in the City of David

30 Kislev 5774 – December 3, 2013
It is only now that remains of a building from this period in the city’s history are being exposed.

PA Caught Digging in Area of Maccabee Era Artifacts

25 Kislev 5774 – November 27, 2013
The Palestinian Authority for years has been trying to destroy evidence of the existence of the Holy Temples, and new fears have arisen that...

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