Seven steps have been exposed to date, but the whole staircase has not yet been completely unearthed, as it continues its climb westward.
The dig also uncovered a horn-shaped edge of a stone altar, dated to the Iron Age, also referred to as the Israelite period, 1200–586 BCE.
This year's excavation uncovered large sections of the bimah, which was originally two stories tall, and was built in the 18th century with a donation from the rich and well-connected Yesod (Yehudah Safra ve-Dayana).
"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.
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.
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.
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.
The excavation discovered for the first time evidence of Jewish daily life in the ancient city.
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.
The inscription in the Samaritan winepress is additional testimony to the extensive Samaritan settlement in the southern Sharon Plain during the Byzantine period.
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.
"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."
"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.