“2,000 years later, we are privileged to continue the work of our ancestors here and widen the road from the Binyamin communities to Jerusalem.”
On the road to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, one could stop to consult a professional sorcerer.
"This time, thanks to the national project initiated by the IAA, we managed to beat the looters and preserve these fascinating finds."
Knesset Members Join Emergency Field Tour of Threatened Archaeological Sites in Liberated Territories
"The story of the Jewish People and Jericho has remained immutable and embedded in Jewish historical consciousness for millennia and anyone who attempts to . . . erase the history of the Jewish People will fail."
Among the Jewish heritage sites near biblical Jericho are the Hasmonean Winter Palaces, King Herod’s Third Palace, a Byzantine-era synagogue dating back to the 6th or 7th Century CE, ritual baths, and nearby burial caves used by priests of the Second Temple.
"The mystery only thickened when we found the second facility to the south."
The length of the section is about 300 meters, and it was uncovered in the excavations ahead of the neighborhood’s expansion.
"Luckily, no bathers were killed here."
“Tel Shimron National Park is a time capsule capturing 5,000 years of captivating history in the heart of the Jezreel Valley."
The Phanagoria Synagogue was destroyed around the middle of the 6th century CE when the city was plundered during an attack by the Huns.
The earliest gate that was known to date was found in Tel Arad, an estimated 300 years later than the Tel Erani gate.
"A demon who looked in the mirror would see his own reflection, and this would protect the owner of the mirror."
Tangible evidence of the destruction of the Second Temple and the devastating events that unfolded in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago has come to light...
The words "Holy Jerusalem" are inscribed in ancient Hebrew script on one side of the 2,000-year-old silver coin.
Some crevices contained groups of oil lamps mixed with weapons and pottery vessels from earlier periods or placed with human skulls.
The team hopes their findings will lead to further research and inspire interdisciplinary collaborations to unravel the mysteries surrounding these ancient artworks.
"Early humans planned and implemented complex strategies and passed on essential information from one generation to the next."
The Antiquities Authority loaned the lamps to the White House in 2019 ahead of a Hanukkah party.
The Jerusalem Journal of Archaeology has published Volume 4 on the archaeology of Jerusalem.
The landmark study is the first published evidence of a tsunami deposit on land and exposes the potential risk in the region for future natural disasters.
In March and May, 9th graders sifted the soil of the gate and reused it to forge bricks to restore and preserve the ancient gate.
Hebrew University study shows that the kingdom began expanding south of Jerusalem as early as the 10th century BCE.
Tel Shiqmona is the Largest known factory producing purple dye in the Iron Age.
One of the most important rules when it comes to discoveries at sea is to leave the find in place.
The Antiquities Authority confirmed that the figurine represented Hathor, an Egyptian goddess associated with fertility, strength, protection, and wisdom.
“If the flutes were used for hunting, then this is the earliest evidence of the use of sound in hunting."
Matatthias minted bronze coins in three denominations: large, medium and small. The seized coin is of medium value, and is rarer than the large value.
The 10th Legion participated in the suppression of the Bar Kochba rebellion between the years 132-135, and suffered heavy losses.
Damaging antiquities is a criminal offense in Israel, punishable by five years in prison.
The specimen is the first and unique Pleistocene fossil of this species.