Chronological research at the Boker Tachtit site in Ein Avdat National Park provides the first proof of the two cultures’ coexistence in the Negev.
Sealed, signed and delivered.
How did the egg end up in the cesspit? We'll never know.
Khirbet Jahush is located in agricultural land between Kiryat Ata and Highway 70 in northern Israel and was inhabited from the Byzantine period to the Middle Ages.
The Roman Basilica complex, the largest of its kind in the country, was unearthed in Israel Antiquities Authority archaeological excavations.
Tova Haviv, the moshav Arbel member who discovered the object passed away recently and his family donated it to the National Treasures Center.
Mazar directed excavations in the City of David and the Temple Mount’s southern wall.
“It is likely that the two halves of the lamps were created in the same artisan house and may even have served as a pair to one complete piece,” says Hungarian archaeologist Gabor Lassanyi.
The first discovery of its kind in Jerusalem and one of the few in the world.
During the work, the site will be open to the public, enabling visitors to watch the conservation process and the gradual uncovering of the mosaic floor.
We’ve been at it a long time, researchers say.
Comparing humans to the large social predators of today that obtain more than 70% of their energy from animal sources, reinforced the conclusion that humans were hypercarnivores.
Major cracks in King Herod’s Phasael Tower being repaired to lessen risk of collapse.
Judaean Desert Dig Yields fragments of Biblical Scroll, Millennia-Old Child’s Skeleton, and World’s Oldest...
The scroll, which is written in Greek, includes portions of the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets, including the books of Zechariah and Nahum.
"In the absence of advanced medicine, amulets provided hope and an important way of appealing for aid.”
"We correlate the increase in human brain volume with the need to become smarter hunters," explains Dr. Ben-Dor.
According to experts, there are very few extant Esther scrolls from the medieval period in general, and from the fifteenth century in particular.
“The Western Wall is a unique ecological environment that supports its own life forms.”
The wealthy owners of the sarcophagi, buried with their personal artifacts, had no idea that the coffins would find a place of honor alongside giraffes, elephants, and a bird nursery.
"As soon as you have crossed the Jordan into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall set up large stones."
The Palestinian Authority took ancients stones from the site and ground them down into gravel to pave a road.
Hershel Shanks spearheaded the release of the photographs of Dead Sea Scroll fragments that had never before been published.
The find was reported to the National Treasures Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority and the soldier received a certificate of appreciation for good citizenship.
A 120,000 Year Old Message?
Olives are a key component of the human diet, culinary culture, and economy of the Mediterranean region.
"The color immediately attracted our attention, but it was hard to believe we had found true purple from such an ancient era.”
Yoram Haimi, Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist: “I have been excavating this site for ten years, but today I broke down.”
Assaf Peretz, an expert on modern-day weapons at the IAA, identified the grenade as a Mills 23 that was used by the British army in the First World War.
Engraved in stone, the Greek inscription is part of a lintel originally set in the frame of a church entrance from the late Byzantine period.
The researchers analyzed a sample of 53 chopping tools from Revadim, looking for use-wear traces and organic residues.