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One Thousand Year Old Eggplant Discovered in Israel

The earliest evidence of the arrival of eggplants in this Israel has come to light in the City of David, the archeological site of ancient Jerusalem: A 1,100-year-old refuse pit found in Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in the Jerusalem Walls National Park reveals dietary habits in the Early Islamic period.

Rejuvenation: The Show Goes On – Uncovering Jerusalem’s Past [audio]

Learn about the latest archaeological find – 8 more rows of the supporting Western Wall of the Second Temple and a Roman era theater-like structure when Eve Harow interviews Archaeologist Tehilla Leiberman today on Rejuvenation.

The Most Spectacular Mosaics Exposed in Israel to Receive the Most Spectacular Permanent Home...

Construction of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Archaeological Center is underway to display world-class archaeological finds inside a modern complex.

Decapitated Toads Found in 4,000-Year-Old Caananite Tomb Uncovered in Excavation Near Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

The remains of at least nine decapitated toads were found in a jar in the ancient tomb uncovered in a 4,000-year-old burial cave in Jerusalem.

New Archaeology Exhibition: Ancient Bureaucracy and Clerks From Israel’s Past

A collection of seals, some with ancient Hebrew inscriptions, and other new findings go on public display this week at the annual City of David archaeology conference.

Emperor Justinian Mosaic Inscription Unearthed near Damascus Gate

The Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was exposed on a mosaic floor in a room that was probably used as a hostel for pilgrims.

Two Mikvahs Exposed in Vilna’s Great Synagogue 70 Years after Destruction

This important and magnificent synagogue was the center of study of the Vilna Gaon. In recent weeks, a delegation of archaeologists has uncovered two of the compound's ritual baths.

Galilee Excavation Reveals 2,000 Year-Old Stone Vessel Workshop

The discovery provides fascinating evidence of the central place of ritual purity in the daily lives of Galilean Jews during the time of the Second Temple.

They Were Here on Tisha B’Av: New Evidence of Babylonian Destruction Discovered in City...

The wealth of the Judaean kingdom's capital is manifest in the ornamental artifacts.

Evidence of Plant Dyes Found in King Solomon Era Textiles

The textiles date to King Solomon’s reign, in the Iron Age (eleventh–tenth centuries BCE), and some are decorated with a red-and-blue bands pattern.

900-Year-Old Women’s Jewelry Collection Discovered in Modi’in

'The rings, bracelets and earrings – some of which are made of bronze and silver – appear to have been accidentally dropped during cooking in the kitchen of an ancient tower.'

Crusader Escape Tunnel to Kinneret Exposed in Tiberias

The famous Battle of Karney Hittin that was fought on July 4, 1187, resulting in the defeat of the Crusader Kingdom by Saladin's army, was a direct outcome of the events in Tiberias.

Ancient Water System Discovered Near Ramat Bet Shemesh

These old wells are not very difficult to discern, because of the palm trees that grow around them and the fact that they are surrounded by thick, flourishing aquatic flora.

Evidence Revealed of the Last Battle of Jerusalem from 2,000 Years Ago

On the Occasion of Jerusalem Day, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority revealed evidence of the last battle of Jerusalem from 2,000 Years Ago.

Rare Prehistoric Slab Discovered on Highway 38

The manager of the excavation says the stone is a “rare and very special discovery” since only about ten similar slabs from this period have been found.

Evidence of World War I Battlefield Exposed East of Tel Aviv

Israeli students discovered rifle cartridges and shell fragments left by the British and Ottoman armies.

Rothschild Foundation Investing $27 Million in Caesarea’s Hidden Treasures, Past and Present

The project is being implemented as part of realizing the vision of 3 million tourists in Caesarea by the year 2030, and is becoming an important tourist-economic anchor for the residents of the region.

Temple Mount Sifting Project to Netanyahu: Show Us the Money

The Jewish Press online received the following email statement from the Temple Mount Sifting Project (visit their crowdfunding campaign): "Representatives from the Prime Minister’s office...

Students Earn Travel to Poland Digging Up 2000-Year-Old Mikvahs Outside Bet Shemesh

A rare and impressive array of ritual baths and underground systems used by rebels during the Bar Kokhba Revolt.

Liquor Stash Belonging to WW1 British Soldiers Exposed in Central Israel

The surprising find was discovered in excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority before the construction of Highway 200.

1,400 Year Old Coin Hoard Discovered in Highway 1 Excavations

'The hoard constitutes evidence of the Persian invasion at the end of the Byzantine period, which led to the abandonment of the site.'

2,000 Year Old Road Excavated near Bet Shemesh

'The ancient road passed close to the Israel National Trail and we believe that it will spark interest among the hikers.'

4,000 Years Old Mysterious Tomb with Rock Art Exposed in Upper Galilee

What makes this dolmen so unique is its huge dimensions, the structure surrounding it and, most importantly, the artistic decorations engraved in its ceiling.

Gold Digging Gang Caught in Negev Archaeological Site

Archaeologists are saying this phenomenon has been repeated recently because of an urban (tent compound?) myth.

1,800 Year Old List of Synagogue Donors Discovered in Galillee Village

'No one can argue with the written artifact. There was an ancient synagogue here and the synagogue was built in its current form in recent centuries.'

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