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.

Sifting Project Yields Rare Gold Bead from First Temple Period

Various types of jewelry are mentioned in the Bible, and different suggestions have been made in the research of their identification, but the identity of most of the terms has yet to be settled.

King David Era Fortified Complex Discovered on Golan Heights

“The complex we exposed was built at a strategic location on the small hilltop, above the El-Al canyon, overlooking the region, at a spot where it was possible to cross the river."

Small Jar with Four 1000-Year-Old Gold Coins Unearthed in Jerusalem

According to Dr. Kool, “This is the first time in fifty years that a gold cache from the Fatimid period has been discovered in Jerusalem's Old City.

2,000-Year Old Seal Bearing Portrait of Apollo Unearthed in Soil Around Western Wall

According to researchers, the tiny gem seal, the third ever found in Jerusalem from the Second Temple period, was likely the property of a Jew.

Byzantine Church Built over Greek Temple Discovered on Golan Heights

Among the surprising finds discovered in the excavation are the remains of a mosaic floor decorated with crosses and other symbols, which led the researchers to conclude the structure used to be a church.

Ancient ‘Kfar Nafah’ Boundary Stone Uncovered on the Golan

"It's amazing that the name of the place has been preserved for so many years, even when no signs of continuous settlement in the area."

$40 Million Conservation Project Launched Wednesday with Groundbreaking at Tower of David Museum

In a time when it’s hard to focus on the future as the present seems so uncertain, the Tower of David Museum is proud to announce the start of a $40 million renewal plan.

Free: NYU Online International Conference on Recent Studies of Ancient Israel

The online conference, titled "The Land that I Will Show You," will run Sunday, October 25, through Wednesday, October 28.

First-Temple 2-Shekel Weight Unearthed Near the Western Wall in Jerusalem

The weight, corresponding to the known measurement unit of two shekalim, was retrieved during the sifting of earthen fills by the City of David sifting project.

Ancient Technology: Israeli Research Finds Hominins Used Fire to Make Stone Tools

The Israeli team found that early humans may have had a good understanding of the effects of heating the stone before flaking it into blades, and they may have used different temperatures to create different types of tools.

Ancient Copper Smelting Workshop Unearthed in Be’er Sheva

The copper vessels that were produced were not useful but had a symbolic significance.

2,000-Year-Old Mikvah in Jezreel Valley Hoisted to Safe Location

On Tuesday this week, to the cheers of local residents, the ancient mikvah was finally lifted in the air and hauled to its new location.

Hebrew U: Modern Scans of Archaeological Finds May Show Traces of Original Dimensions of...

“A sukkah which is not ten tefachs [hand-breadths] tall or does not contain three walls or which has more sun than shade is invalid.” (Mishnah Sukkah, 1:1)

Crusader Era Stables Discovered in Apollonia National Park

A stone shelf was found there which the researchers estimate was used for mangers, as well as tying stones with rock-hewn rings that were probably used to tie horses.

Recently Unearthed Ramban Prayer Available Online and in English for First Time

It was found in a manuscript written just after the Expulsion, which was likely used by Catalonian exiles living in Provence.

Second Temple Era Inkwell Discovered in Gush Etzion

The discovery of the inkwell supports the view that literacy was relatively common among the Jewish population in the Land of Israel during the Second Temple period.

Haifa U: Flourishing Canaanite Palatial Site Suddenly Abandoned 3,700 Years Ago – Now We...

Recognizing past earthquakes can be extremely challenging in the archaeological record, especially at sites where there isn’t much stone masonry and degradable construction materials.

Magnificent Remains of First-Temple Period Palace Discovered under Jerusalem’s Famous Promenade

The magnificent structure—built in the period between King Hezekiah and King Josiah—indicates the restoration of Jerusalem after the Assyrian siege of the city in 701 BCE, during the reign of King Hezekiah.

Waqf Cements Over Ancient Mysterious Pit Discovered on Temple Mount

The Waqf which has destroyed Jewish artifacts on the Temple Mount covered up the hole with cement.

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