Civil Administration Archeologists Uncover Ancient Stone Workshop on Rt. 437

“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.”

Magical Artifacts Unearthed in Eilat Mountains

On the road to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, one could stop to consult a professional sorcerer.

Judean Desert Sensation: Cache of Weapons from Roman Period Stashed in a Cave

"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."

More Insanity, UNESCO Prepares to Label Biblical Jericho Sites as ‘Palestinian’

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.

Archaeologists Stymied by King Jehoash and Amaziah’s Mysterious Jerusalem Canals

"The mystery only thickened when we found the second facility to the south."

Longest Section of Jerusalem’s Upper Aqueduct Revealed at Givat HaMatos

The length of the section is about 300 meters, and it was uncovered in the excavations ahead of the neighborhood’s expansion.

Intact 3,800-Year-Old Mudbrick Passageway with Supported Vault Discovered in Jezreel Valley

“Tel Shimron National Park is a time capsule capturing 5,000 years of captivating history in the heart of the Jezreel Valley."

2,000-Year-Old Phanagoria Synagogue Discovered by Archaeologists in Southern Russia

The Phanagoria Synagogue was destroyed around the middle of the 6th century CE when the city was plundered during an attack by the Huns.

5,500-Year-Old Gate Uncovered in Kiryat Gat

The earliest gate that was known to date was found in Tel Arad, an estimated 300 years later than the Tel Erani gate.

Girl Discovers Ancient Sorcery Mirror in Northern Israel

"A demon who looked in the mirror would see his own reflection, and this would protect the owner of the mirror."

2000-Year-Old ‘For the Freedom of Zion’ Coin Unearthed in Jerusalem

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...

Rare Great Revolt-Era Half-Shekel Found in Judean Desert

The words "Holy Jerusalem" are inscribed in ancient Hebrew script on one side of the 2,000-year-old silver coin.

‘Twins Cave’ in Israel Possibly Used for Necromancy in Roman Times

Some crevices contained groups of oil lamps mixed with weapons and pottery vessels from earlier periods or placed with human skulls.

New Israeli 3-D Software Sheds Light on Ancient Engraving Techniques

The team hopes their findings will lead to further research and inspire interdisciplinary collaborations to unravel the mysteries surrounding these ancient artworks.

TAU Researchers: Early Humans in the Hula Valley Had Cottage Industries

"Early humans planned and implemented complex strategies and passed on essential information from one generation to the next."

Report: Israeli Antiquities Among Items Found at Mar-a-Lago

The Antiquities Authority loaned the lamps to the White House in 2019 ahead of a Hanukkah party.

Incense from Sheba for Solomon’s Temple: JJAR Posts 4 Fascinating Articles on Judean Kingdom’s...

The Jerusalem Journal of Archaeology has published Volume 4 on the archaeology of Jerusalem.

U of Haifa Discovery of 1300-Year-Old Tsunami May Help Predict Future Shoreline Disasters

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.

Israelis Invited to Help Preserve 3500-Year-Old Canaanite Gate Damaged by Huge Fire

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.

Kingdom of Judah Expanded Earlier than Thought, New Study Finds

Hebrew University study shows that the kingdom began expanding south of Jerusalem as early as the 10th century BCE.

Haifa U Study Identifies Large Scarlet Production Center that Likely Supplied Solomon’s Sanctuary

Tel Shiqmona is the Largest known factory producing purple dye in the Iron Age.

Israeli Hands IAA 1700-Year-Old Anchor as Part of Amnesty Operation

One of the most important rules when it comes to discoveries at sea is to leave the find in place.

Woman Walking on Israeli Beach Finds 3,000 Year-Old Figurine

The Antiquities Authority confirmed that the figurine represented Hathor, an Egyptian goddess associated with fertility, strength, protection, and wisdom.

Hebrew U Archaeologists Discover Ancient Tiny Flutes that Imitate Predatory Bird Calls

“If the flutes were used for hunting, then this is the earliest evidence of the use of sound in hunting."

Rare 2,000-Yr-Old Coin Minted by Mattathias Antigonus Seized in Eastern Jerusalem Raid

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.

Jerusalem Police Uncover Stolen Stamped Roman Legion Bricks in the Trunk of a Car

The 10th Legion participated in the suppression of the Bar Kochba rebellion between the years 132-135, and suffered heavy losses.

Bar Kochba Era Sarcophagi Uncovered in Vandalized Galilee Cave

Damaging antiquities is a criminal offense in Israel, punishable by five years in prison.

Hebrew U Researchers Discover the Only Known Fossil of the Ethiopian Wolf

The specimen is the first and unique Pleistocene fossil of this species.


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