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Second Temple Period Quarry Uncovered in Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s ancient quarries were the main source of building stones for monumental construction projects in the city, such as the Temple Mount.

Remains of Vilna’s Great Synagogue Torah Ark Excavated after Nazi Destruction

A few years ago, Dr. Jon Seligman's visit to Vilna as part of a roots trip sparked the idea of digging up what was left of the compound and the synagogue.

Astronaut Eytan Stibbe Takes Ancient Bar Kokhva Coin to Outer Space

Interestingly, the rebels used existing Roman coins and re-struck them with their own themes and messages.

Did You Know? Ramat Hasharon Was Hub of Agriculture and Industry 1,500 Years Ago

As Ramat Ha-Sharon approaches its centenary year, evidence is emerging that its history is far more ancient than was previously assumed.

TAU Researchers Discover Millennia-Old Magnetic Field Recordings Teach Us about Today’s Magnetic Field

Burnt archaeological flints enable us to determine the strength of the Earth's magnetic field during prehistoric periods.

What Did the Yitzhakis Do on their Summer Vacation? They Discovered a 1,500 Year-Old...

"The girl and her family showed good citizenship, and since this is a state treasure, handed us the coin.”

Dig Confirms Biblical Account of Earthquake during Judaean Kingdom

"When we excavated the structure and uncovered an 8th century BCE layer of destruction."

49 Cisterns Tell the Story of the Destruction of the Temple, and Much More

The network of tunnels beneath the Temple Mount has been the subject of much mystery and controversy, but the cisterns – some of which are linked to biblical sources – are just as fascinating.

WATCH: Jerusalem’s Missing First Temple-Era City Wall Uncovered by Archaeologists

"This was unequivocally the eastern wall of ancient Jerusalem. . .Near the wall, a Babylonian stamp seal made of stone was uncovered."

Bar-Ilan U. Archaeologist Discovers Two Rare Coins Dating Back to Jewish Revolts Against Rome

Symbols and slogans on Jewish coins during the two Roman wars declared the rebels' goals.

Qiryat Gat 3 Millennia-Old Inscription May Name Biblical Judge Gideon

Who are you, Yerubbaal? Was the Judge Gideon the owner of this ancient vessel inscribed with his nickname?

Magnificent Second Temple-Era Building Discovered in Jerusalem

“The new route provides a better understanding of the complex and important site known as the Western Wall tunnels."

Why Were Dinosaur-Era Shark Teeth Found in Jerusalem Dig?

80-million-year-old shark teeth discovered in a 2,900-year-old house, nowhere near similar fossils, may have been valued as collectibles.

Negev Desert Site Identifies Meeting Point of Humans and Neanderthals

Chronological research at the Boker Tachtit site in Ein Avdat National Park provides the first proof of the two cultures’ coexistence in the Negev.

Agencies Catch 5 Bandits in Archaeological Site in Northern Israel

Khirbet Jahush is located in agricultural land between Kiryat Ata and Highway 70 in northern Israel and was inhabited from the Byzantine period to the Middle Ages.

Tel Ashkelon National Park to Display Remains of Magnificent Roman Basilica

The Roman Basilica complex, the largest of its kind in the country, was unearthed in Israel Antiquities Authority archaeological excavations.

40 Years after Discovery, IAA Receives Ancient Amulet Bearing the Sacred Tetragrammaton

Tova Haviv, the moshav Arbel member who discovered the object passed away recently and his family donated it to the National Treasures Center.

Dr. Eilat Mazar, Famed Archeologist of Jerusalem, Passes Away

Mazar directed excavations in the City of David and the Temple Mount’s southern wall.

Matching Half of Roman-Era Oil Lamp Unearthed in Jerusalem Possibly Found in Budapest

“It is likely that the two halves of the lamps were created in the same artisan house and may even have served as a pair to one complete piece,” says Hungarian archaeologist Gabor Lassanyi.

‘Lucky’ Bronze Oil Lamp Uncovered in City of David’s Pilgrimage Road Excavations

The first discovery of its kind in Jerusalem and one of the few in the world.

4th Century Mosaic Uncovered in Yavne Excavations

During the work, the site will be open to the public, enabling visitors to watch the conservation process and the gradual uncovering of the mosaic floor.

Tel Aviv U Researchers: Contrary to Earlier Views, Stone Age Humans Were Huge Meat...

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 Repairs Safeguard King Herod’s Tower for Future Generations of Passover Pilgrims

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.

Boy Finds Ancient Figurine, Boy Hands Over Ancient Figurine to Israel Antiquities Authority

"In the absence of advanced medicine, amulets provided hope and an important way of appealing for aid.”

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