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Apart from the cave of the skulls, the volunteers found dozens of new, illegal excavation sites, as well as the remains of the bonfires that the robbers lit on the progressively eroding mosaic floor at the top of the fortress.
The members of the Conservative, Reform, Women of the Wall, and other non-Orthodox groups tell the high court that, as is always the case in real estate, they can no longer accept the devaluation of their share in the ancient relic on account of reduced exposure to street traffic, or, you guessed it: location, location, location.
Friedman promised in the past to set his residence in Jerusalem, which could mean that his office will be located in the US consulate in Jerusalem.
Frankie Snyder said he succeeded in restoring the ornate tile patterns “using geometric principles, and through similarities found in tile design used by Herod at other sites.”
Happy birthday, Frannie, may you grow up to marry a Jewish guy.
“Antiquities robbers and the unlicensed antiquities dealers will very quickly come to understand that they have no one to sell the stolen antiquities to.”
The ancient water reservoir of Solomon's Pools is damaged but has not yet been repaired by the Palestinian Authority.
Excavations also turned up hidden tunnels dug by Jewish rebels in the period of the Bar Kokhba Revolt.
In a secret ceremony held Tuesday, officials inaugurated the site of King Solomon's coronation in the City of David.
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.