In Time for Purim: Persian Period Clay Fragment Depicting Human Face Discovered in Jerusalem

Bes usually appears as a bearded dwarf wearing a feather hat, with a large face, protruding eyes, with his tongue sticking out.

Winepress, Mosaic Floor from Talmudic Period Discovered in Korazim National Park

"There were Jews living here, who drank wine and also made wine, as part of the olive oil and wheat industries of Korazim.

Archaeological Excavations Reveal 1700 Year-Old Inscription of City Named ‘Elusa’ (Halutza) in the Negev

The discovery of the name of an ancient city in archaeological investigations is a relatively rare occurrence. The name of the city of Elusa is well-known from historical sources, however this is the first archaeological evidence of the name from the site itself.

1,600 Year-Old Wealthy Samaritan’s Estate Unearthed 14 Miles East of Ra’anana

The inscription in the Samaritan winepress is additional testimony to the extensive Samaritan settlement in the southern Sharon Plain during the Byzantine period.

Illegal Arab Construction Threatening Sacred Archaeological Site Near Jerusalem

Regavim: "This is a National Park, which was created for the protection of this sacred area. The work must be halted immediately."

UN Ambassadors Visit City of David in Jerusalem with Israel’s Danny Danon

The Ambassadors toured the 3,000-year-old archaeological excavations of ancient Jerusalem. The visit comes just weeks after the United States and Israel left UNESCO.

In Egypt, 40 Mummies Discovered South of Cairo

At least 10 of the mummies are children, officials said. Colorful mummy cases, pottery and papyri were also found.

Storm Cuts Byzantine Wall in Half

Palmachim Beach is one of the few remaining stretches of a wild coastline in the center of Israel.

Student Discovers Rare 2000-Year Old Coin near Shiloh

Agrippa was one of the most powerful kings of the east. His domain more or less equaled that which was held by his grandfather Herod the Great.

1,500-year-Old Cistern Under Jerusalem Playground Could Open to the Public

Measuring 2,422 square feet in area, its maximum volume is around 300,000 gallons.

Heavy Rains Unearth Ancient Horse Figurines in Northern Israel

"It should be noted that in our region, almost only men were depicted in figurines as riding horses, while women were carved in the context of fertility, motherhood, and sexuality."
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Zionist Group Asking Ambassador Friedman to Help Make Solomon’s Pools Accessible to Israelis

"Unfortunately, the site is located in an area under Palestinian control, which is why access to it is not free, as required from tourist, archaeology and tradition sites."
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Exhibition Displays 50 Years Of Stolen Archaeological Findings In Judea and Samaria

In Judea and Samaria specifically, there is rampant destruction of ancient sites. The methods used by the antiquities looters to uncover and expose the findings are brutal, causing irreversible damage.

Hiking Woman Finds 1,700-Year-Old Stone Busts

"The discovery of the busts fills in another piece of the puzzle in our understanding of the material culture of the people of this land in the past."

Two-Thousand-Year-Old Ring Unearthed in the City Of David

This ring allows us to personally connect with an individual’s personal story from 2,000 years ago.

Archaeological Exhibition in Druze Village Tells Story of 6,500 Year Old Burial Cave

The Peki'in exhibition displays ritual objects, flint tools, beads, and stone coffins reflecting the burial customs of the people who inhabited the country 6,500 years ago, their beliefs and their spiritual lives.

One of Oldest Wicks in the World Uncovered

A microscopic examination showed the wick was made of linen, which Mishnah Shabbat cites as a high quality wick.

Hanukah Gelt: Cache of Rare Gold Coins Discovered at Caesarea Port

The gold cache was found hidden between two stones on the side of a well, in a house in a neighborhood dating to the Abbasid and Fatimid periods, some 900 years ago.

Almost Fully Intact Clay Pomegranate From Tabernacle Time Found In Tel Shiloh

By Ilanit ChernickIn an exciting and rare find announced on the eve of Chanukah, a small ceramic pomegranate dating back to the times of...

9,000 Year Old Stone Mask Sheds Light on Stone Age Cottage Industry

Researchers prove existence of stone age mask production center in southern Mt. Hebron

First Temple Beka Weight Unearthed in Jerusalem Sifting Project

The weight, which dates back to the First Temple period, was found in archaeological soil originating from the foot of Robinson's Arch at the Western Wall, just north of the City of David.

Ancient Beersheba Desert Cistern Reveals Engravings of Ships

According to Dr. Eisenberg-Degen, a specialist in Rock Art and Graffiti at the IAA, the engraved ships include technical details and present proportions which suggest actual knowledge of ship construction.

Arab Caught Smuggling Ancient Coins from Jordan to Israel

Antiquities theft and smuggling is a known phenomenon that has plagued ancient sites across Israel, especially Judea and Samaria, for years.

Fake History: US Bible Museum Says Five Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Are Forgeries

The tests were ordered on the request of several biblical scholars who examined 13 of the museum's fragments said and noted there was a "high probability" that at lest some of them were modern forgeries.

Haifa U Presents Earliest Proof of Marine Agriculture 3,500 Years Ago

The size of the fish indicated a transition to marine agriculture: as of 3,500 years ago, they were down to "plate size," about one pound in weight and 15 inches in length.

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