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.
A microscopic examination showed the wick was made of linen, which Mishnah Shabbat cites as a high quality wick.
Researchers prove existence of stone age mask production center in southern Mt. Hebron
The weight, which dates back to the First Temple period, was found in archaeological soil originating from the foot of Robinson's Arch at the Western Wall, just north of the City of David.
According to Dr. Eisenberg-Degen, a specialist in Rock Art and Graffiti at the IAA, the engraved ships include technical details and present proportions which suggest actual knowledge of ship construction.
The tests were ordered on the request of several biblical scholars who examined 13 of the museum's fragments said and noted there was a "high probability" that at lest some of them were modern forgeries.
The size of the fish indicated a transition to marine agriculture: as of 3,500 years ago, they were down to "plate size," about one pound in weight and 15 inches in length.
Also discovered: a first century CE coffin cover, with the Hebrew inscription "Son of the High Priest."
Recently, the park received a facelift, with the launch of a new compound in the northern part of the park known as the City of the Bnei Horin (Heb: free people).
If a letter arrived with a broken bulla, it meant it had been opened.
A microscopic examination two of the three craters showed microscopic remains of starch grains that underwent morphological changes which correspond to changes in starch during fermentation.
Haifa University's Prof. Ruth Shahak-Gross says Savannah shepherds were not harmful to the ecosystem, and instead enriched and diversified the ecosystem.
"This study of 22 individuals is one of the largest ancient DNA studies carried out from a single archaeological site, and by far the largest ever reported in the Near East."
"I intuited that there was something hidden there," Geller recalled.
The earring will be on display for the general public at the City of David's annual archeological conference. “Whoever wore it belonged to Jerusalem's upper class.”
"The extremely long duration of the production of these near-identical jars indicates that the workshop was probably a family-owned business that passed down from generation to generation."
A marvelous new mosaic was discovered in archaeological excavations carried out prior to construction, on the site of the planned Shelby White and Leon Levy Mosaic Center in Lod.
Historical evidence suggests that at least at the beginning of Muslim rule, the new regime treated the local Christian population with great tolerance.
Archaeologists slid the vessels on ropes 30 yards down a sheer cliff.
“It is possible that this coin was in the pocket of one of the residents of Jerusalem who hid from the Romans in the tunnels underneath the city streets.”
Over its history, the Jewish community of Cologne has suffered persecutions, many expulsions, massacres and destruction.