Bar-Ilan U. Archaeologist Discovers Two Rare Coins Dating Back to Jewish Revolts Against Rome

Symbols and slogans on Jewish coins during the two Roman wars declared the rebels' goals.

Qiryat Gat 3 Millennia-Old Inscription May Name Biblical Judge Gideon

Who are you, Yerubbaal? Was the Judge Gideon the owner of this ancient vessel inscribed with his nickname?

Magnificent Second Temple-Era Building Discovered in Jerusalem

“The new route provides a better understanding of the complex and important site known as the Western Wall tunnels."

Tel Ashkelon National Park to Display Remains of Magnificent Roman Basilica

The Roman Basilica complex, the largest of its kind in the country, was unearthed in Israel Antiquities Authority archaeological excavations.

40 Years after Discovery, IAA Receives Ancient Amulet Bearing the Sacred Tetragrammaton

Tova Haviv, the moshav Arbel member who discovered the object passed away recently and his family donated it to the National Treasures Center.

‘Lucky’ Bronze Oil Lamp Uncovered in City of David’s Pilgrimage Road Excavations

The first discovery of its kind in Jerusalem and one of the few in the world.

4th Century Mosaic Uncovered in Yavne Excavations

During the work, the site will be open to the public, enabling visitors to watch the conservation process and the gradual uncovering of the mosaic floor.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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