6,000-Year-Old Fishing Hook Discovered in Ashkelon

The fish hook was discovered in an excavation that was done the construction of the Agamim neighborhood in Ashkelon.

Israeli Police Discover 3,500-Year-Old Antiquities During Drug Bust

Also seized by the police were 60 cannabis seedlings and four kilos of a drug presumed to be marijuana.

Ancient Mosaic Floor with Colorful Floral Designs Re-Uncovered after 40 Years

"Working surrounded by the blooming flowers of the region, one can imagine the artist of the floral mosaic being inspired by this view.”

Oops: Persian Darius the Great Inscription Found in Israel is Not Authentic

The sherd was left behind from a demonstration on inscriptions for students at Tel Lachish, and wasn't an ancient artifact.

Inscription Bearing Name of King Achashverosh’s Father Discovered in Tel Lachish

The Aramaic inscription reads “Year 24 of Darius,” dating it to 498 BCE.

Family Goes on Shabbat Walk, Discovers 1,500 Year Old Artifact

“The exact context in which the object is found provides valuable information for researchers.”

Jerusalem Hospitality Tent to Debut in Historic Kidron Valley

The valley houses the earliest tombs in the most ancient Jewish cemetery in the world, including Zechariah’s Tomb, the Tomb of the Sons of Hezir and Absalom’s Tomb.

Palestinian Authority Marketing Homes on Jewish Archaeological Site

"Joshua's Altar is a site with historical significance, one of the sole remains dating all the way back to the period when the Children of Israel first settled the Land," said Samaria Regional Council Chairman Yossi Dagan.

1,000-Year-Old Rock Moat, Mysterious Hand Imprint Uncovered near Old City Walls

To date, archaeologists have not deciphered the meaning of the hand print carving.

Gallant Pledges to Protect Joshua’s Altar Archaeological Site at Mount Ebal from PA Damage

The site in Samaria, near Nablus, is identified with that of Joshua’s altar.

New Technology Connects Ancient Stele with King David

Researchers claim cutting-edge digital imaging has ended a decades-old debate within the archaeological community.

South Korea Helping Restore Sebastia Antiquities Site… as a ‘Palestinian’ Heritage Site

This is part of the Palestinian Authority's steps to erase all vestiges of Jewish history from Judea and Samaria.

Araba Desert Ancient Cotton and Silk Fabrics Point to Israeli Silk Road to China

The findings are the first evidence of an 'Israeli Silk Road' through the Araba connecting East and West.

4,000-Year-Old Ostrich Eggs Uncovered in the Negev Desert

Prehistoric omelet, anyone? One Ostrich Egg has the nutritional value of 25 chicken eggs. Ostrich is not kosher.

Israeli Researchers Uncover Earliest Silver Used as Currency in Levant

The hoards date back more than 3,600 years—to the Middle Bronze Age—or about 500 years before prior estimates.

US Spoon-Feeds the Palestinian Authority a Looted Artifact

It's not clear why the artifact should have been given to the Palestinian Authority which has no cultural or historical connection to the object or the region.

Soon: Ancient Shiloah Pool in Jerusalem Fully Excavated and Open to the Public

The pool has been a focal point for archeologists and scholars for 150 years.

PA Arabs in Shomron Inflict ‘Irreparable Damage’ to Jewish Heritage Site

The damage to the 1st Temple Period Jewish archeological site is organized by the Palestinian Authority.

Second Temple Spectacular ‘Salome Burial Cave’ Uncovered in Lachish Forest

Evidence for centuries-long veneration of the site were uncovered indicating a prominent Second Temple-era family was buried there.

2,000 Year-Old Candle Found By Fourth-Grade Students Excites Israeli Archaeologists

“The finding of the candle may give us a clue as to how far the borders of the ancient site reached. If it weren’t for the children, we wouldn’t know this."

Earliest Evidence of Cotton Use in Ancient Near East Discovered in Jordan Valley

"We are still trying to understand why this prosperous settlement ceased to exist in such an important period in human history."

Discovery on Par with Qumran Scrolls: King Hezekiah’s Inscriptions

The discovery presents a breakthrough in the study of the history of Israel in the biblical period.

First Evidence of Maccabees’ Revolt in Judean Desert Unearthed

A refugee probably hid the wooden box in the cave, intending to return to collect his money after the revolt.

2,200-Year-Old Greek Sling Lead Bullet with Magical Inscription Discovered in Yavne

"The inscriptions were part of psychological warfare, the main purpose of which was to terrorize the opponent."

New Section of Imperial Roman Highway from Acre to Tiberias Uncovered

As its need was growing to quickly move military forces, mail, and goods, the Roman Empire started paving roads in and around the Land of Israel.

Ancient DNA from Medieval Germany Tells Origin Story of Ashkenazi Jews

DNA analysis of 14th-Century German Jews shows the Jewish Community was more genetically diverse than modern day Ashkenazim.

Tel Aviv Schoolchildren Discover 3000-Year-Old Scarab

“At first, I thought it was a toy lying in the dirt, but an inner voice said to me: ‘Pick it up and turn it over!’"

Israeli Researchers Find Oldest Evidence of Controlled Use of Fire to Cook Food

"Gaining the skill required to cook food marks a significant evolutionary advance."


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