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2nd Temple Subterranean System Discovered Near the Kotel

The complex was used by Jerusalem residents during the Early Roman period, before the destruction of the Second Temple in the year 70.

Archaeological Sensation in Yavne: Ancient World’s Largest Complex of Winepresses Uncovered

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.

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.

Israel Marks ‘International Day of Indigenous People’

On language alone, our ancient ties have lasted from antiquity straight through to this day, both in speech and in the written word.

Gateway to Temple of the ‘God’ Pan May Have Been Excavated at Golan National...

“The mask, and now the gate in which it was embedded, are continuing to fire our imaginations."

6-Year-Old Boy Discovers 3,500-Year-Old Tablet

The tablet depicts the scene of a man leading a captive. This is an important person, wearing a skirt, holding a captive man whose hands are tied behind his back.

Steinberg Family, Birthright-Israel Turned Personal Tragedy into Eternity

The Steinberg family and Birthright Israel have transformed a one family's tragedy into eternal heritage for others.

Impressive 2,700-Year-Old Water System Discovered Near Rosh Ha’Ayin

This was probably an administrative site built to control the surrounding farmsteads during the Assyrian period.

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.

425 Pure Gold Coins from 1,100 Years Ago Uncovered in Central Israel

"It is extremely rare to find treasures from the Abbasid period in excavations in Israel – especially gold coins."

Israel Returns Looted 3,000 Year-Old Egyptian Sarcophagi

After journeying from the Western Desert tombs of Egypt, through Dubai, Europe and Israel, two 3,000 year-old stolen artifacts are making their way home on Sunday.

2,200-Year-Old Edomite Temple Unearthed in Lakhish Region

Two stone incense altars were discovered in one of the rooms. One of them, bearing the carved image of a bull, is depicted as standing in what is apparently the façade of a temple adorned with magnificent columns.

Rare Neolithic Well Discovered in Jezreel Valley

The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced the discovery of a rare well dating back to the Stone Age, used by the first firmers of the Jezreel Valley.

Hikers Find Cache of Rare Coins from 2,300 Years Ago

Three Israeli Caving Club hikers found the cache in a stalactite cave in northern Israel.

Emperor Justinian Mosaic Inscription Unearthed near Damascus Gate

The Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was exposed on a mosaic floor in a room that was probably used as a hostel for pilgrims.

Court Rejects Freedom of Information Request to Shield Archeologists from BDS Attacks

Judge Marzel ruled that the potential personal harm to the archeologists and their research justifies concealing their names.

Israeli Scientist Reveals First Temple Period Eggs Differ Little Than Today’s Fare On the...

Chicken eggs from the City of David are, as of now, the earliest archaeological find from the Near East.

Israeli Antiquities Squad Stops Wannabe’ ‘Tomb Raiders’ at Ancient Roman Catacomb

In a dramatic ambush operation, Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) officials caught two would-be grave robbers red-handed as they tried to pilfer an ancient Roman period burial site in the Galilee today.

2,000 Year Old Golden Earring Discovered in City of David

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.”

Evidence of World War I Battlefield Exposed East of Tel Aviv

Israeli students discovered rifle cartridges and shell fragments left by the British and Ottoman armies.

Remarkable Multicolored Roman Period Mosaic Comes to Light in Caesarea

The mosaic was uncovered as part of the largest conservation and reconstruction project ever undertaken in Israel, made possible by a with an investment of close to $30 million by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation.

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.

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?

Why Were Dinosaur-Era Shark Teeth Found in Jerusalem Dig?

80-million-year-old shark teeth discovered in a 2,900-year-old house, nowhere near similar fossils, may have been valued as collectibles.

Gold Digging Gang Caught in Negev Archaeological Site

Archaeologists are saying this phenomenon has been repeated recently because of an urban (tent compound?) myth.

Trump’s Deal of the Century Puts Many Israeli Heritage Sites into PA Hands

Hundreds of Israeli and Jewish heritage and archaeology sites in Judea and Samaria would be removed from Israeli control and transferred to the PA.
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One Thousand Year Old Eggplant Discovered in Israel

The earliest evidence of the arrival of eggplants in this Israel has come to light in the City of David, the archeological site of ancient Jerusalem: A 1,100-year-old refuse pit found in Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in the Jerusalem Walls National Park reveals dietary habits in the Early Islamic period.

3100 Year Old City Could Date Back to David and Solomon

One of the world's most famous battles took place in this area, between David and Goliath.

Archaeologists Discover 10,000 Years of History near Beit Shemesh

Archaeologists are having a field day in excavations prior to the widening of a highway west of Jerusalem and have found evidence of the change from a rural to urban society 5,000 years ago.

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