The amethyst seal was discovered at The Sifting Project while examining soil samples from the base of the Western Wall.
It appears that the town of Yavne, home to the Sanhedrin in exile after the destruction of the Second Temple, became a worldwide powerhouse of wine production some 1,500 years ago.
It's fascinating to see how something that's obvious to us today, such as toilets, was a luxury item during the reign of the kings of Judah."
Jerusalem’s ancient quarries were the main source of building stones for monumental construction projects in the city, such as the Temple Mount.
A few years ago, Dr. Jon Seligman's visit to Vilna as part of a roots trip sparked the idea of digging up what was left of the compound and the synagogue.
Interestingly, the rebels used existing Roman coins and re-struck them with their own themes and messages.
As Ramat Ha-Sharon approaches its centenary year, evidence is emerging that its history is far more ancient than was previously assumed.
"The girl and her family showed good citizenship, and since this is a state treasure, handed us the coin.”
"When we excavated the structure and uncovered an 8th century BCE layer of destruction."
Symbols and slogans on Jewish coins during the two Roman wars declared the rebels' goals.
Who are you, Yerubbaal? Was the Judge Gideon the owner of this ancient vessel inscribed with his nickname?
“The new route provides a better understanding of the complex and important site known as the Western Wall tunnels."
Sealed, signed and delivered.
How did the egg end up in the cesspit? We'll never know.
The Roman Basilica complex, the largest of its kind in the country, was unearthed in Israel Antiquities Authority archaeological excavations.
Tova Haviv, the moshav Arbel member who discovered the object passed away recently and his family donated it to the National Treasures Center.
The first discovery of its kind in Jerusalem and one of the few in the world.
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.
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 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.
According to experts, there are very few extant Esther scrolls from the medieval period in general, and from the fifteenth century in particular.
“The Western Wall is a unique ecological environment that supports its own life forms.”
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.
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.
A 120,000 Year Old Message?
Olives are a key component of the human diet, culinary culture, and economy of the Mediterranean region.
"The color immediately attracted our attention, but it was hard to believe we had found true purple from such an ancient era.”
Yoram Haimi, Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist: “I have been excavating this site for ten years, but today I broke down.”
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.