Bes usually appears as a bearded dwarf wearing a feather hat, with a large face, protruding eyes, with his tongue sticking out.
"There were Jews living here, who drank wine and also made wine, as part of the olive oil and wheat industries of Korazim.
Archaeological Excavations Reveal 1700 Year-Old Inscription of City Named ‘Elusa’ (Halutza) in the Negev
The discovery of the name of an ancient city in archaeological investigations is a relatively rare occurrence. The name of the city of Elusa is well-known from historical sources, however this is the first archaeological evidence of the name from the site itself.
The inscription in the Samaritan winepress is additional testimony to the extensive Samaritan settlement in the southern Sharon Plain during the Byzantine period.
Regavim: "This is a National Park, which was created for the protection of this sacred area. The work must be halted immediately."
The Ambassadors toured the 3,000-year-old archaeological excavations of ancient Jerusalem. The visit comes just weeks after the United States and Israel left UNESCO.
At least 10 of the mummies are children, officials said. Colorful mummy cases, pottery and papyri were also found.
Palmachim Beach is one of the few remaining stretches of a wild coastline in the center of Israel.
Agrippa was one of the most powerful kings of the east. His domain more or less equaled that which was held by his grandfather Herod the Great.
Measuring 2,422 square feet in area, its maximum volume is around 300,000 gallons.
"It should be noted that in our region, almost only men were depicted in figurines as riding horses, while women were carved in the context of fertility, motherhood, and sexuality."
"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.
By Ilanit ChernickIn an exciting and rare find announced on the eve of Chanukah, a small ceramic pomegranate dating back to the times of...
Researchers prove existence of stone age mask production center in southern Mt. Hebron
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.