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TAU Unprecedented Archaeological Study Shows Egyptians Made Edom a Copper Superpower

Copper, used in ancient times to produce tools and weapons, was the most valuable resource in the Ancient Near East.

Israeli Team Finds Evidence of 500,000-Year-Old Purposely Recycled Tools

Tiny flint specimens were not merely industrial waste left over from the production of larger tools, but were deliberately produced from recycled discarded artifacts and intended for a specific use.

Israeli Arab Electrician Unearths 4500-Year Old Dagger Blade, Vessels, in Burial Grave

IAA representative Nir Distelfeld rushed to the scene and received from Yassin the exciting findings which will be transferred to the state treasury.

First Temple Period Bulla Discovered in Jerusalem Bears Name of Senior Biblical Official

"To hold such a significant find from 2,600 years ago, from the time of the Kingdom of Judah, is an amazing thing."

New Mosaic Floor Overlooking the Kinneret Illustrates Miracle of Feeding the Multitude

A colorful mosaic, with dedication inscriptions and descriptions of baskets with loaves and fish, was exposed at the “Burnt Church” in Hippos.

Enormous Fortifications Found in Ancient Gath, Goliath’s Hometown

The newly uncovered fortifications are nearly double the size of the previous fortifications found at the site.

Magnificent Staircase Unearthed at Tel Hatzor

Seven steps have been exposed to date, but the whole staircase has not yet been completely unearthed, as it continues its climb westward.

Egyptian Scarabs Discovered in Ancient Shiloh

The dig also uncovered a horn-shaped edge of a stone altar, dated to the Iron Age, also referred to as the Israelite period, 1200–586 BCE.

Excavation of Destroyed Great Synagogue of Vilna Reveals 18th Century Treasures

This year's excavation uncovered large sections of the bimah, which was originally two stories tall, and was built in the 18th century with a donation from the rich and well-connected Yesod (Yehudah Safra ve-Dayana).

One of Earliest Known Mosques Discovered in Negev Bedouin City

"A small, rural mosque, dated to the 7th to 8th centuries CE, is a rare find anywhere in the world."

Enormous Prehistoric Settlement Exposed in Roadwork near Jerusalem

In the past it was believed that the Judea area was empty the Neolithic Period (New Stone Age).

Magnificent Gold Jewelry Excavated in Mount Zion National Park

The efforts to plug the moat were successful, but the Muslims and the Jews set the siege tower on fire.

Pre-Columbian Carvings from Puerto Rico Examined at Haifa University

In light of the new findings uncovered at the University of Haifa, Prof. Rodríguez is now continuing his quest to unravel the secret of the statuettes.

Researchers: ‘We Have Found Biblical Ziklag’

The great range of complete vessels is testimony to everyday life during the reign of King David.

1,600-year-old Galilee Mosaic Sheds Light on Elim Episode in Book of Exodus

“We’ve uncovered the first depiction of the episode of Elim ever found in ancient Jewish art. This story is from Exodus 15:27."

DNA Shows Ancient Philistines Migrated Across Mediterranean, Not Indigenous to Israel

These genetic results are a critical step toward understanding the long-disputed origins of the Philistines, the research underscored.

3,000-Year-Old Purple Dye Industry Revealed Near Haifa

The most prestigious clothes in this era were dyed with the famous purple (Hebrew: argaman and techelet), produced from the glands of maritime snails of the Murex snail family.

Watch: Opening the City of David’s Pilgrimage Road

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman had the honor of opening the path to the rediscovered City of David's Pilgrimage Road.

Watchtower Dating Back to King Hezekiah Uncovered by IDF Paratroopers

Activity in the ancient tower ceased on the eve of the expedition of Sennacherib, King of Assyria, in Judah in 701 BCE.

Bar Ilan Expanding into Archaeological Gemology

Bar-Ilan University is establishing a unique laboratory featuring equipment that allows for analytical and absolute identification of precious stones found during the excavations.

TAU Researchers Identified Millennia-Old Animal, Plant Remains on Tiny Cave Flint Tools

"Prehistoric man was a natural recycler, as an integral part of his life. We certainly have much to learn from him... "

Israeli Scientists P A R T Y with 5,000-Year-Old Beer

"The greatest wonder here is that the yeast colonies survived within the vessel for thousands of years—just waiting to be excavated and grown."

Second-Temple Era Jewish Bones Buried Properly after Desecration by Arabs

"The State of Israel cannot accept this barbarity, and must provide a broad response to this matter."

Supreme Court Rejects BDS Appeal to Publicize Archaeological Digs in Territories

And so, weighing the destruction of Israeli researchers' careers versus handing them over to the worst enemies of the Jewish State, Justice Baron sides with the criminals.

Dry Bones Describe the Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Negev

The Byzantine Negev settlements, which included Avdat, Halutza, Shivta and Nitzana, flourished in the 4-7 centuries CE until their abandonment in the seventh century CE following the Islamic conquest of the Land of Israel.

Inaugural Collaboration between the Louvre and Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem

This is the first collaboration between an Israeli museum and one of the largest and most highly regarded museums in the world, the BLMJ underscored.

1,800 Year Old Roman Inscription on Milestone East of the Kinneret Deciphered

Since the road was built many years before the emperor's time, the researchers assume that the name of Maximinus Thrax suggests extensive renovation work that was carried out during his rule.

Israeli Kids Discover 1,600 Year-Old Gold Coin in Galilee

The emperor Theodosius II abolished the post of the ‘Nasi’, the Prince of the Sanhedrin Council.

Israeli Scientist Reveals First Temple Period Eggs Differ Little Than Today’s Fare On the...

Chicken eggs from the City of David are, as of now, the earliest archaeological find from the Near East.

Come and Sift It – Temple Mount Sifting Project Resuming Activity This Summer

The project enables volunteers to take an active role in the salvage of artifacts buried in the soil.

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