New Section of Imperial Roman Highway from Acre to Tiberias Uncovered

As its need was growing to quickly move military forces, mail, and goods, the Roman Empire started paving roads in and around the Land of Israel.

Ancient DNA from Medieval Germany Tells Origin Story of Ashkenazi Jews

DNA analysis of 14th-Century German Jews shows the Jewish Community was more genetically diverse than modern day Ashkenazim.

Tel Aviv Schoolchildren Discover 3000-Year-Old Scarab

“At first, I thought it was a toy lying in the dirt, but an inner voice said to me: ‘Pick it up and turn it over!’"

Israeli Researchers Find Oldest Evidence of Controlled Use of Fire to Cook Food

"Gaining the skill required to cook food marks a significant evolutionary advance."

Hebrew U Archaeologists Discover First Sentence Ever in Canaanite Language

"May this [ivory] tusk root out the lice of the hair and the beard.”

TAU, HU Scientific Breakthrough: Geomagnetic Fields Reveal Truth of Biblical Narratives

“Our location here in Israel is uniquely conducive to archaeomagnetic research, due to an abundance of well-dated archaeological findings."

Graffiti Left by Swiss Knight in 1466 Discovered on Mount Zion

Researchers were not able to determine whether it was the father or the son who defaced the wall.

44 Byzantine Gold Coins Discovered in Ancient Caesarea Philippi (Banias)

During the Crusader period, in 1129, the Crusaders fortified the city to make it a military base from which to attack and conquer Damascus.

Study Reveals Evidence Eretz Israel Was World’s Earliest Opium Den

Opium residue was found in pottery vessels excavated at Tel Yehud, dating back to the 14th century BCE.

Pharaoh Rameses II Era Burial Cave Found in Palmahim National Park

Once it had been discovered, the burial cave was disturbed by looters who stole some vessels.

Manhattan DA Returns 69 C.E. Silver Quarter Shekel Stolen by PA Arabs

"The Palestinians are working at the UN to hide the history of our people and erase our connection to the Land of Israel."

NYC Returns $19 Million Worth of Antiquities Seized from Michael Steinhardt

"For decades, Michael Steinhardt displayed a rapacious appetite for plundered artifacts without concern for the legality of his actions."

Intelligence Operation Retrieves Rare First Temple-Era Papyrus from Montana

A small sample of the papyrus was radiometrically dated in the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, to confirm that the document was genuine.

First-Temple Period Decorated Ivories Found in City of David

The ivories will be on display next Tuesday, September 13, at the 23rd Conference of the City of David Studies of Ancient Jerusalem.

Ancient Elephant’s Tusk Discovered Near Ashdod

Ethnographic studies reveal that elephant hunting was carried out by a large group of people.

New Partnership Invites American Christian Tourists to Participate in Archaeological Digs in Israel

“Unearth the Land of the Bible” is a 10-day tour starting in April 2023, of archaeological digs at heritage and nature sites of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.

4,000-Year-Old Israelite Settlement Discovered in Binyamin

“These discoveries are an answer to anyone who doubts the rightness of the way and our presence here and in all of Israel.”

IDF Razes 11 Illegal Arab Structures Near Jericho’s Jewish Archeological Site

The construction is yet another attempt by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to establish facts on the ground in Area c, the parts of Judea and Samaria under direct Israeli control.

1,200-Year-Old Splendid Rural Estate Discovered in Negev Bedouin City

"Our biggest surprise was the discovery of an opening below the vaulted rooms, that led into a deep rock-hewn cistern."

530 Divination Bones Discovered in Ancient Maresha

The astragali—knuckle bones of goats, sheep, and cattle—were used as dice for gaming and ritual divination.

Gorgeous 4th Century Roman Sarcophagi Go on Display in Ashkelon

The lid of one sarcophagus features a couple without identifying details, and the final carving of the faces was intended to be based on the faces of future customers.

Archaeologists Identify Location of Roman Ballista that Penetrated Jerusalem’s Wall in 70 CE

The exposed Roman arsenal includes hundreds of ballista stones that were launched using sophisticated machines to a distance of 100–400 yards.

PA Declares Hasmonean-Era Fortress in Samaria a National Archaeological Park

The PA is continuing to destroy Tel Aroma, a Hasmonean-era fortress in Samaria which it seized in February 2020 and converted it into “a Palestinian tourist site.”

Rare Discovery in Ancient Shiloh – 5 Intact 2,000-Year-Old Giant Jugs

During the excavation, additional finds were found such as coins, a key that was probably used to open a box, and a wooden game cube.

IDF Soldiers Uncover 1500-Year-Old Convent with Mosaic Floor in Military Fire Zone

The Byzantine convent was first excavated twenty years ago and was later covered up to protect it.

Arabs Vandalize Archeological Site of Samaria’s Ancient Capital

The arson and vandalism at the site were revealed by a patrol of the Samaria Regional Council and Shomrim Al Hanetzach (Preserving Eternity), a watchdog group dedicated to protecting Israel’s archaeological treasures.

Spectacular Moon Goddess Coin Discovered off Carmel Coast

Emperor Antoninus Pius' rule was the most peaceful in Roman history.

PA Appropriates Another Israeli Heritage Site in Samaria, Causing Mass Damage to Archaeology

The archaeological site of Sheikh Sha’ala, located in Area A under full PA control in Samaria, has recently been redecorated with a huge mast flying a PLO flag.


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