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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.

Swastikas Painted on Sign to Site of Ancient Susiya Excavation

The swastikas were spray-painted on to the sign during the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

Baroness Rothschild Unveils New Historical Layer of Caesarea’s Hidden Treasures

The $28 Million preservation and reconstruction of the walls, fortifications, towers, and Crusaders’ market is open to the general public.

Part of Enormous 1,000-Year-Old Jerusalem Hospital Shown to Public

In Old Jerusalem, you need an archaeologist before you can build a restaurant. That is how the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered a 19-foot high Crusade-era hospital building.

PA Caught Digging in Area of Maccabee Era Artifacts

The Palestinian Authority for years has been trying to destroy evidence of the existence of the Holy Temples, and new fears have arisen that...

One of Oldest Wicks in the World Uncovered

A microscopic examination showed the wick was made of linen, which Mishnah Shabbat cites as a high quality wick.

Haifa Girl Finds Chanukah-era Candle Holder During Pre-Holiday Hike

For 7-year-old Hadas Goldberg-Kedar and her mother, Ayelet, last week turned into an opportunity to remember Chanukah in a more unique way than usual.

Spectacular 3,800 Year Old Pottery Vessel Excavated near Tel Aviv

“It literally happened on the last day of the excavation, when right in front of our eyes and the of the thrilled students, an unusual ceramic vessel c. 18 cm high was exposed, bearing the image of a person."

Ancient Site Restored after Modern Vandalism

Nabatean King Obodas, revered as a deity, built the southern Negev city of Avdat 2000 years ago. Vandals tried to destroy it three years ago. Now it has been restored.

1500-Year-Old Syriac Bible Finds a Home in Turkey

The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.

Police Admit Permitting Arab Construction at Temple’s Foundation Stone for Six Years

Two weeks ago, a complaint was filed with the Israel Police Commissioner by a group of Temple organizations, regarding revelations about Waqf work at the Dome of the Rock, which includes laying scaffolding, tools and debris on top of the sacred Foundation Stone, the Even Shtiya, which is the "rock." On Thursday the police admitted that the Muslim Waqf has been conducting infrastructure work at the the foundation stone for more than six years.

Ancient Leviathan Fossils Found in Arava Valley

Archaeologists and scientists have found remains of what may have been an ancient Leviathan in the Arava Valley, not far from the Dead Sea.

Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels

Who would desecrate the tomb of King David's son Absalom, in the ancient Kidron Valley? But someone has...

Oil Pipeline Threatens Ancient Babylon and World Cultural Heritage

The General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage in Iraq has filed a lawsuit against the Oil Projects Committee in an attempt to prevent the construction of the pipeline, which would pass through the wall of the 1,400 year old castle known as the Babil Fortress.

Tomb Raiders Caught Red-Handed in Northern Israel

Three grave robbers were caught as they were raiding a burial cave excavation in northern Israel, stealing precious artifacts.

Archaeologists Discover Egypt Occupied Tel Aviv 5,000 Years Ago

The discovery would be a death blow the PA claims that Tel Aviv is "Palestinian" if it weren't for the fact that that Arafat was born in Egypt.

Three-Weeks Appropriate Discovery: Bronze Coin from the Great Revolt

“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.”

New Archaeology Exhibition: Ancient Bureaucracy and Clerks From Israel’s Past

A collection of seals, some with ancient Hebrew inscriptions, and other new findings go on public display this week at the annual City of David archaeology conference.

Western Wall Plaza Excavations Yield First Temple Hebrew-Inscribed Message

"In the register beneath the double line is an inscription in ancient Hebrew: 'LESARAR,' with no spacing between the words and no definite article. It denotes 'Lesar Ha'Ir,' meaning 'belonging to the governor of the city.'"

Archaeologists Find Tomb of Egyptian Princess

AP: The 4,500-year-old tomb of a Egyptian Pharaonic princess has been discovered by Czech archaeologists south of Cairo, leading experts to believe more tombs may be in the area.

Gerbil Bones Attest to Successful Byzantine Agriculture in the Negev

"We uncovered large amounts of small mammalian remains (rodents and insectivores) within agricultural installations built near fields, providing a new line of evidence for reconstructing anthropogenic impact on local habitats."

Two-Thousand-Year-Old Ring Unearthed in the City Of David

This ring allows us to personally connect with an individual’s personal story from 2,000 years ago.

Bored With Snow? Trek the Israel National Trail With Google Street View!

Trekkers unable to hike the Israel National Trail no longer need mourn their plight: it's now on Google Street View.

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.

1,000 Year Old Clay Amulet with Arabic Blessing Discovered in City of David

“The size of the object, its shape, and the text on it indicate that it was apparently used as an amulet for blessing and protection.”

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