The exposed Roman arsenal includes hundreds of ballista stones that were launched using sophisticated machines to a distance of 100–400 yards.
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.”
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.
The Byzantine convent was first excavated twenty years ago and was later covered up to protect it.
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.
Emperor Antoninus Pius' rule was the most peaceful in Roman history.
A plastered water cistern was uncovered near the same villa.
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.
Tel Gezer is situated close to the ancient road that led from Jaffa to Jerusalem, making it a strategic asset.
The Lod Mosaic features, in detail, mammals, birds, fish, plant species and even vessels. Its design is influenced by the mosaics of North Africa.
The findings shed light on the beginnings of the historical process that took place in the northern Negev with the introduction of Islam.
The researchers were not surprised to discover that the inhabitants of Tel Zaf were the first in the world to intentionally grow olive and fig groves.
The scientists used AI tools to search for molecular signals from the stone tools.
This is not only the first inscription revealed in Beit Shearim in the last 65 years, but it is also the first that explicitly mentions that the deceased is a convert.
Visitors taking the elevator to the Kotel will be able to see the ancient Jewish ritual bath.
The aqueduct remained the main source of water for Jerusalem until 1917.
“The farmstead was probably abandoned suddenly due to impending danger.”
The IAA inspectors identified fresh soil on some of the coins and other objects, suggesting they had recently been removed from illegal excavations.
Where were Herod the Great's royal alabaster bathtubs quarried?
Spices were not the only commodity traded over the ancient “Incense Route” that linked the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea and ran through the Land of Israel.
According to II Kings 17, The king of Assyria brought people from faraway lands and settled them in the towns of Samaria in place of the exiled Israelites.
A Hamas official stated that the discovery of the archaeological artifact “proves the historical eligibility of the Palestinian people in their land."
The correlation between the 3,200-year-old lead tablet and the event described in Deuteronomy 27 is obvious.
Turkish diplomatic sources said the tablet is “currently a part of Palestinian territories; thus, it was out of the question to return it to Israel, a third country in Turkey’s view."
Collectors in the prehistoric world recycled old stone tools to preserve the memory of their ancestors.
Hundreds of ancient finds, including rare bone and ivory artifacts from the biblical period, were seized.
Officers Itai Dabush and Sagiv Ben Gigi were patrolling the Ashdod beach and ran into the pillar that was sticking out of the dunes.
Lead ingots found along Israel’s coast highlight contacts between Cyprus and Sardinia in the Late Bronze Age.
"This was a significant operation to cut off the chain of trade in antiquities in the area."
Police were looking for illegal weapons, instead they found an archaeological treasure trove.