"The seal supports the biblical record of there being a governor of Jerusalem during the period."
Archaeologist Nachman Avigad jokingly called the object 50 years ago a "nuts and seeds bowl," and the name stuck.
“A unique opportunity to uncover part of the full-scale Roman legionary base.”
The beautiful scarab was found at the foot of Tel Reches, one of the most important tels (hills) in the north of the country.
The coin was discovered during road works of the Netivei Israel National Transport Infrastructure Company.
“We were excited to suddenly receive a greeting from the past and deal with good news for a change.”
"Only the fixed Jewish presence of a farm or town will prevent further damage or destruction," activist group says.
New technology interprets archaeological findings from biblical times.
"The war creates extraordinary situations on the archaeological front as well."
During a military expedition to Jerusalem in 168 BCE, Antiochus IV erected the Acra fortress either on or just outside the Temple Mount.
The research revealed that the hundreds of sling stones were almost identical.
Since the beginning of the scans, the archaeologists’ labor has led to the certain identification of at least ten perished individuals who were considered missing.
The absence of a settlement near the burial cave suggests that this tomb likely belongs to a woman who accompanied a senior official and was buried on the roadside.
“The main goal of the Palestinian Authority is forcing [people] to forget the heritage."
“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.