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.

2000 Year Old Jewish Settlement Unearthed in Beer Sheva

The excavation discovered for the first time evidence of Jewish daily life in the ancient city.

Ancient Burial Caves, Looted Graves, Scattered Human Remains Found Near Jericho

"The loss of our archaeological record and the ongoing failure to protect and preserve our heritage is an incomprehensible disgrace."

Seal Bearing Name of King Josiah’s Court Official Uncovered in City of David

The name Nathan-Melech appears once in the Bible, in the second book of Kings 23:11, where he is described as an official in the court of King Josiah, who took part in the religious reform that the king was implementing.

Hasmonean Period Burial Estate, Olive Press, Ritual Baths, Birdhouse Discovered in Eastern Jerusalem

The most significant feature of the excavation is an extravagant burial estate, which included a corridor leading to a large courtyard chiseled into the bedrock.

In Time for Purim: Persian Period Clay Fragment Depicting Human Face Discovered in Jerusalem

Bes usually appears as a bearded dwarf wearing a feather hat, with a large face, protruding eyes, with his tongue sticking out.

Winepress, Mosaic Floor from Talmudic Period Discovered in Korazim National Park

"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.

1,600 Year-Old Wealthy Samaritan’s Estate Unearthed 14 Miles East of Ra’anana

The inscription in the Samaritan winepress is additional testimony to the extensive Samaritan settlement in the southern Sharon Plain during the Byzantine period.

Illegal Arab Construction Threatening Sacred Archaeological Site Near Jerusalem

Regavim: "This is a National Park, which was created for the protection of this sacred area. The work must be halted immediately."

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