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.”

Tel Aviv U Researchers: Our Brain Grew after Large Animals Became Extinct and We...

"We correlate the increase in human brain volume with the need to become smarter hunters," explains Dr. Ben-Dor.

One of the World’s Oldest Megillat Esthers Comes Home

According to experts, there are very few extant Esther scrolls from the medieval period in general, and from the fifteenth century in particular.

Ancient Western Wall Stones Protected by Preservative Injections Ahead of Passover Prayers

“The Western Wall is a unique ecological environment that supports its own life forms.”

Two 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagi Discovered in Ramat Gan Zoo

The wealthy owners of the sarcophagi, buried with their personal artifacts, had no idea that the coffins would find a place of honor alongside giraffes, elephants, and a bird nursery.

In Clandestine Operation Samaria Settlers Rebuild Joshua’s Altar Destroyed by Palestinian Authority

"As soon as you have crossed the Jordan into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall set up large stones."

PA Damages Site of Yehoshua bin Nun’s Altar on Mount Ebal

The Palestinian Authority took ancients stones from the site and ground them down into gravel to pave a road.
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Editor, Author and Attorney Turned Archaeology Expert Hershel Shanks Dies at 90

Hershel Shanks spearheaded the release of the photographs of Dead Sea Scroll fragments that had never before been published.

IDF Soldier Finds, Returns 2nd Century Coin from Mt. Carmel

The find was reported to the National Treasures Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority and the soldier received a certificate of appreciation for good citizenship.

Oldest Evidence of Growing Olives for Food Discovered under Haifa’s Sea

Olives are a key component of the human diet, culinary culture, and economy of the Mediterranean region.

Israeli Archaeologists Offer Glimpse into King David and King Solomon’s Wardrobe

"The color immediately attracted our attention, but it was hard to believe we had found true purple from such an ancient era.”

ID Tags Worn by Children in Sobibor Death Camp in Poland Unearthed

Yoram Haimi, Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist: “I have been excavating this site for ten years, but today I broke down.”

WWI-Era Hand Grenade Found in Central Jerusalem’s Gan Sacher Park

Assaf Peretz, an expert on modern-day weapons at the IAA, identified the grenade as a Mills 23 that was used by the British army in the First World War.

1,500-Year-Old Christian Inscription Discovered in Jezreel Valley

Engraved in stone, the Greek inscription is part of a lintel originally set in the frame of a church entrance from the late Byzantine period.

TAU Researchers Show Early Humans Used Chopping Tools in Breaking Animal Bones to Consume...

The researchers analyzed a sample of 53 chopping tools from Revadim, looking for use-wear traces and organic residues.

Arab Squatters Commandeer Temple-Era Archaeological Site and Turn it into Their Private Home

Among the remains are mikvahs, ritual baths, which were hewn in the days of the Second Temple and were used until the Byzantine period, burial caves, an oil press, underground systems, and impressive structures from the Ottoman period.

Ancient Greek Inscription Discovered by Chance in the Negev

Who was Maria who died on February 9 some 1400 years ago, and whose burial stone has now been discovered in Nitzana National Park?

Israeli Authorities Take Down Gang Engaged in the Illegal Antiquities Trade

Inspectors found thousands of items including many rare finds dating from the 1st millennium BCE through the 11th century CE.
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WATCH: Arab Bandits Caught on Drone Illegally Digging at Ancient Tekoa Archaeology Site

The IDF was alerted to the scene but the bandits fled before they could be arrested.

U of Haifa Researchers Discover Earliest Grinding Tool Made by Humanoids

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?

TAU, IAA in Research Revealing Evidence of Trade between India and Israel 3,700 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.

Ancient Remains From Jericho’s Hasmonean Fortress Brought to Rest in Kfar Adumim

Bringing the desecrated remains to rest . . . reaffirmed the unbreakable bond between the Jewish People, the Land of Israel, and Jewish history and heritage.

Israeli Travelers Seek Inspiration in Jericho’s Hasmonean Palaces on Chanukah

The site covers an area of 30 acres and only a portion of the Second Temple period's Jericho.

One of Largest Ever Ancient Oil Lamp Workshops Discovered in Beit Shemesh

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.
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2000-Year-Old Oil Lamp Discovered in the City of David

An intact oil lamp was discovered in the City of David's Pilgrimage Road.

Menorah Engraved on Tomb Façade May Date Back to Hasmonean Era

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.

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