The complex was used by Jerusalem residents during the Early Roman period, before the destruction of the Second Temple in the year 70.
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.
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.
On language alone, our ancient ties have lasted from antiquity straight through to this day, both in speech and in the written word.
“The mask, and now the gate in which it was embedded, are continuing to fire our imaginations."
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.
The Steinberg family and Birthright Israel have transformed a one family's tragedy into eternal heritage for others.
This was probably an administrative site built to control the surrounding farmsteads during the Assyrian period.
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.
"It is extremely rare to find treasures from the Abbasid period in excavations in Israel – especially gold coins."
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.
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.
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.
Three Israeli Caving Club hikers found the cache in a stalactite cave in northern Israel.
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.
“With Joy Shall Ye Draw Water…”
Judge Marzel ruled that the potential personal harm to the archeologists and their research justifies concealing their names.
Chicken eggs from the City of David are, as of now, the earliest archaeological find from the Near East.
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.
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.”
Israeli students discovered rifle cartridges and shell fragments left by the British and Ottoman armies.
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.
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.
Who was Maria who died on February 9 some 1400 years ago, and whose burial stone has now been discovered in Nitzana National Park?
80-million-year-old shark teeth discovered in a 2,900-year-old house, nowhere near similar fossils, may have been valued as collectibles.
Archaeologists are saying this phenomenon has been repeated recently because of an urban (tent compound?) myth.
Hundreds of Israeli and Jewish heritage and archaeology sites in Judea and Samaria would be removed from Israeli control and transferred to the PA.
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.
One of the world's most famous battles took place in this area, between David and Goliath.
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.