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.
Various types of jewelry are mentioned in the Bible, and different suggestions have been made in the research of their identification, but the identity of most of the terms has yet to be settled.
“The complex we exposed was built at a strategic location on the small hilltop, above the El-Al canyon, overlooking the region, at a spot where it was possible to cross the river."
According to Dr. Kool, “This is the first time in fifty years that a gold cache from the Fatimid period has been discovered in Jerusalem's Old City.
According to researchers, the tiny gem seal, the third ever found in Jerusalem from the Second Temple period, was likely the property of a Jew.
Among the surprising finds discovered in the excavation are the remains of a mosaic floor decorated with crosses and other symbols, which led the researchers to conclude the structure used to be a church.
"It's amazing that the name of the place has been preserved for so many years, even when no signs of continuous settlement in the area."
In a time when it’s hard to focus on the future as the present seems so uncertain, the Tower of David Museum is proud to announce the start of a $40 million renewal plan.
Researchers studied the management of the ancient garbage sites.
The online conference, titled "The Land that I Will Show You," will run Sunday, October 25, through Wednesday, October 28.
The weight, corresponding to the known measurement unit of two shekalim, was retrieved during the sifting of earthen fills by the City of David sifting project.
The Israeli team found that early humans may have had a good understanding of the effects of heating the stone before flaking it into blades, and they may have used different temperatures to create different types of tools.
The copper vessels that were produced were not useful but had a symbolic significance.
On Tuesday this week, to the cheers of local residents, the ancient mikvah was finally lifted in the air and hauled to its new location.
“A sukkah which is not ten tefachs [hand-breadths] tall or does not contain three walls or which has more sun than shade is invalid.” (Mishnah Sukkah, 1:1)
A stone shelf was found there which the researchers estimate was used for mangers, as well as tying stones with rock-hewn rings that were probably used to tie horses.
It was found in a manuscript written just after the Expulsion, which was likely used by Catalonian exiles living in Provence.
The discovery of the inkwell supports the view that literacy was relatively common among the Jewish population in the Land of Israel during the Second Temple period.
Recognizing past earthquakes can be extremely challenging in the archaeological record, especially at sites where there isn’t much stone masonry and degradable construction materials.
The magnificent structure—built in the period between King Hezekiah and King Josiah—indicates the restoration of Jerusalem after the Assyrian siege of the city in 701 BCE, during the reign of King Hezekiah.
The Waqf which has destroyed Jewish artifacts on the Temple Mount covered up the hole with cement.