2,000-Year-Old Mikvah in Jezreel Valley Hoisted to Safe Location

On Tuesday this week, to the cheers of local residents, the ancient mikvah was finally lifted in the air and hauled to its new location.

Canaanite Fortress from Judges’ Era Uncovered in Excavations near Kiryat Gat

"The stories of the judges in the Bible clearly illustrate the complex geopolitical reality and the struggle for territorial control, during the realignment of the political forces in the Land of Israel. "

PM Netanyahu : UNESCO Resolution is ‘Theater of the Absurd’

PM Netanyahu invited members of UNESCO to take a trip to the Arch of Titus to view the treasures of the Holy Temple and refresh their historic memories.

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.

Russia Scuttles Anti-Israel Resolutions at UNESCO

In a rare instance of breaking step with the Arab world, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) caused the organization to defer condemning Israel in a series of votes on Wednesday.

Diver Discovers 900-Year-Old Crusaders Sword off Haifa Beach

“The discovery of ancient finds by swimmers and leisure divers is a growing phenomenon in recent years, with the increasing popularity of these sports.”

Shared Ancestry? Genomes Provide New Insight into Canaanite Heritage

“The Canaanites, albeit living in different city-states, were culturally and genetically similar."

Stunning Synagogue Discovered in Huqoq

A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman period (ca. 4th-5th centuries C.E.) has been uncovered in archaeological excavations at the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee.

Egyptian Scarabs Discovered in Ancient Shiloh

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.

Remains of Earliest Modern Human Outside of Africa Unearthed in Israel

Discovery of jawbone pushes back history of Homo sapiens migration by at least 50,000 years.

Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

The chisel was found along with a gold bell that may have been on the clothes of the High Priest.

Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre

The punishment for illegal trading in antiques is two years in jail. Harming a dig site will get you five years.

Netanyahu: Israel on Golan Heights is Guarantee for Stability in Surrounding Area

"Israel on the Golan Heights is a fact that the international community must recognize, and as long as it depends on me the Golan Heights will always remain under Israeli sovereignty."

3,000-Year-Old Purple Dye Industry Revealed Near Haifa

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.

1,500 Year Old Monastery, Church, Uncovered in Beit Shemesh

Colored mosaic floors and imported marble artifacts were found.

Rare Dead Sea Scroll on Display in Jerusalem

In order to protect the scroll, which is indescribably fragile, it has been encased in a special "smart glass" viewing box that minimizes exposure to light.

Gorgeous 4th Century Roman Sarcophagi Go on Display in Ashkelon

The lid of one sarcophagus features a couple without identifying details, and the final carving of the faces was intended to be based on the faces of future customers.

Graffiti Left by Swiss Knight in 1466 Discovered on Mount Zion

Researchers were not able to determine whether it was the father or the son who defaced the wall.

DNA Shows Ancient Philistines Migrated Across Mediterranean, Not Indigenous to Israel

These genetic results are a critical step toward understanding the long-disputed origins of the Philistines, the research underscored.

Segment of Roman Aqueduct Excavated in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv Neighborhood

The aqueduct remained the main source of water for Jerusalem until 1917.

Rare Discovery of 3,500-Year-Old Donkey in Israel

At about the same time the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt, a young donkey was sacrificed in what is now Israel and was placed under a house. In a rare discovery, Archaeologists found the skeleton.

Gold Digging Gang Caught in Negev Archaeological Site

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

Palmyra ‘Arch of Triumph’ Latest Casualty of ISIS

A third archaeological treasure at Palmyra in Syria has been destroyed by ISIS: the Arch of Triumph.

Archaeologists Reveal Another Ancient, Luxurious Mosaic in Lod

Another beautiful, ancient and detailed mosaic is uncovered in Lod, and ready to be displayed to the public this week.

Presenting First Interactive Hiking Trail Since Sanhedrin Left Hall of Hewn Stones

The 5-day virtual reality "Sanhedrin" hiking trail uses interactive characters and virtually reconstructed ancient buildings to bring the ancient Galilee to life.

NYC Returns $19 Million Worth of Antiquities Seized from Michael Steinhardt

"For decades, Michael Steinhardt displayed a rapacious appetite for plundered artifacts without concern for the legality of his actions."

Roman Aqueduct Excavated in Arava Region

The discovery reinforces the theory that agriculture in the Arava goes back thousands of years.

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