"Unfortunately, the site is located in an area under Palestinian control, which is why access to it is not free, as required from tourist, archaeology and tradition sites."
In Judea and Samaria specifically, there is rampant destruction of ancient sites. The methods used by the antiquities looters to uncover and expose the findings are brutal, causing irreversible damage.
"The discovery of the busts fills in another piece of the puzzle in our understanding of the material culture of the people of this land in the past."
This ring allows us to personally connect with an individual’s personal story from 2,000 years ago.
The Peki'in exhibition displays ritual objects, flint tools, beads, and stone coffins reflecting the burial customs of the people who inhabited the country 6,500 years ago, their beliefs and their spiritual lives.
A microscopic examination showed the wick was made of linen, which Mishnah Shabbat cites as a high quality wick.
The gold cache was found hidden between two stones on the side of a well, in a house in a neighborhood dating to the Abbasid and Fatimid periods, some 900 years ago.
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The weight, which dates back to the First Temple period, was found in archaeological soil originating from the foot of Robinson's Arch at the Western Wall, just north of the City of David.
According to Dr. Eisenberg-Degen, a specialist in Rock Art and Graffiti at the IAA, the engraved ships include technical details and present proportions which suggest actual knowledge of ship construction.
Antiquities theft and smuggling is a known phenomenon that has plagued ancient sites across Israel, especially Judea and Samaria, for years.
The tests were ordered on the request of several biblical scholars who examined 13 of the museum's fragments said and noted there was a "high probability" that at lest some of them were modern forgeries.
The size of the fish indicated a transition to marine agriculture: as of 3,500 years ago, they were down to "plate size," about one pound in weight and 15 inches in length.
Also discovered: a first century CE coffin cover, with the Hebrew inscription "Son of the High Priest."
"Israel on the Golan Heights is a fact that the international community must recognize, and as long as it depends on me the Golan Heights will always remain under Israeli sovereignty."
Technology such as LiDAR and a drone-mounted 4K camera have led to significant finds among layers of settlement spanning about 2,600 years.
Recently, the park received a facelift, with the launch of a new compound in the northern part of the park known as the City of the Bnei Horin (Heb: free people).
If a letter arrived with a broken bulla, it meant it had been opened.
A microscopic examination two of the three craters showed microscopic remains of starch grains that underwent morphological changes which correspond to changes in starch during fermentation.
“Why is it that in Caesarea, Masada and Beit She’an it’s OK to hold events and here it’s prohibited?"
“We were surprised when we were presented with the rare figurine, which is about 11,500 years old.”
Haifa University's Prof. Ruth Shahak-Gross says Savannah shepherds were not harmful to the ecosystem, and instead enriched and diversified the ecosystem.
"This study of 22 individuals is one of the largest ancient DNA studies carried out from a single archaeological site, and by far the largest ever reported in the Near East."
"I intuited that there was something hidden there," Geller recalled.