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.
Among the remains are mikvahs, ritual baths, which were hewn in the days of the Second Temple and were used until the Byzantine period, burial caves, an oil press, underground systems, and impressive structures from the Ottoman period.
Who was Maria who died on February 9 some 1400 years ago, and whose burial stone has now been discovered in Nitzana National Park?
Inspectors found thousands of items including many rare finds dating from the 1st millennium BCE through the 11th century CE.
The IDF was alerted to the scene but the bandits fled before they could be arrested.
The next evidence of tools being used for erosion is found only about 150,000 years later. Was this ability lost until it was "found" again after so many years?
"This is clear evidence of trade with Southeast Asia as early as the 16th century BCE, much earlier than the researchers have assumed so far," explains Prof. Finkelstein.
Bringing the desecrated remains to rest . . . reaffirmed the unbreakable bond between the Jewish People, the Land of Israel, and Jewish history and heritage.
The site covers an area of 30 acres and only a portion of the Second Temple period's Jericho.
The oil lamps were produced 1700 years ago and were first discovered in a cistern 1934. Since the initial discovery the cistern was sealed off and its location remained a mystery.
An intact oil lamp was discovered in the City of David's Pilgrimage Road.
It has been suggested that the menorah may have been a motif related to the Temple and the priesthood that served in it during this time.