"A small, rural mosque, dated to the 7th to 8th centuries CE, is a rare find anywhere in the world."
In the past it was believed that the Judea area was empty the Neolithic Period (New Stone Age).
The efforts to plug the moat were successful, but the Muslims and the Jews set the siege tower on fire.
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.
The great range of complete vessels is testimony to everyday life during the reign of King David.
“We’ve uncovered the first depiction of the episode of Elim ever found in ancient Jewish art. This story is from Exodus 15:27."
These genetic results are a critical step toward understanding the long-disputed origins of the Philistines, the research underscored.
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.
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman had the honor of opening the path to the rediscovered City of David's Pilgrimage Road.
Activity in the ancient tower ceased on the eve of the expedition of Sennacherib, King of Assyria, in Judah in 701 BCE.
Bar-Ilan University is establishing a unique laboratory featuring equipment that allows for analytical and absolute identification of precious stones found during the excavations.
"Prehistoric man was a natural recycler, as an integral part of his life. We certainly have much to learn from him... "
"The greatest wonder here is that the yeast colonies survived within the vessel for thousands of years—just waiting to be excavated and grown."
"The State of Israel cannot accept this barbarity, and must provide a broad response to this matter."
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.
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.
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.
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.
The emperor Theodosius II abolished the post of the ‘Nasi’, the Prince of the Sanhedrin Council.
Chicken eggs from the City of David are, as of now, the earliest archaeological find from the Near East.
The project enables volunteers to take an active role in the salvage of artifacts buried in the soil.
The excavation discovered for the first time evidence of Jewish daily life in the ancient city.
"The loss of our archaeological record and the ongoing failure to protect and preserve our heritage is an incomprehensible disgrace."
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.
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."