Bar-Ilan University is establishing a unique laboratory featuring equipment that allows for analytical and absolute identification of precious stones found during the excavations.
Israeli law stipulates that causing damage to an antiquities site is a criminal offense for which the penalty prescribed by law is up to five years in prison.
Tests conducted on olive trees on Jerusalem's historic Mount of Olives are the oldest known trees in the world, according to a study released on Friday conducted by the National Research Council of Italy Trees and Timber Institute.
“The complex we exposed was built at a strategic location on the small hilltop, above the El-Al canyon, overlooking the region, at a spot where it was possible to cross the river."
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.
The exposed Roman arsenal includes hundreds of ballista stones that were launched using sophisticated machines to a distance of 100–400 yards.
Temple Mount Crowdsifting Project Discovers Shells of Snails Used for Making Blue Fringes (Tekhelet)...
The Singer family from Jerusalem made the unexpected discovery.
“Graves that have stood the test of time for 4,000 years are now about to be destroyed.”
Palmachim Beach is one of the few remaining stretches of a wild coastline in the center of Israel.
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.
The Byzantine Negev settlements, which included Avdat, Halutza, Shivta and Nitzana, flourished in the 4-7 centuries CE until their abandonment in the seventh century CE following the Islamic conquest of the Land of Israel.
Greetings from the Roman Empire! Thanks to the need to install a new drainage pipe, archaeologists have dug up for the first time a well-preserved section of an ancient road in the capital.
The Land of Milk and Honey also is the Land of Wine, not only today with wines that have won world prizes but also 3,700 years ago, according to a new discovery by a US-led archaeological team.
The name Nathan-Melech appears once in the Bible, in the second book of Kings 23:11, where he is described as an official in the court of King Josiah, who took part in the religious reform that the king was implementing.
Findings indicate that early humans controlled fire and placed their hearth at the optimal location in the cave.
History records the siege of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, but archaeologists never have found evidence of the famine that plagued Jews – until now.
“Nothing is more disgraceful than UNESCO declaring the world’s only Jewish state the ‘occupier’ of the Western Wall and Jerusalem’s Old City."
In the Second Temple period Jewish settlement found in Hebron, linking the old and the new, an ancient Hebrew stamp saying "KIng of Hebron" was also found.
The rich mosaic design may be proof that the synagogue was transformed from a place dedicated to learning, to a place of prayer for the entire local community.
Bar-Ilan U. Researchers Discover Prehistoric Vertebra in Jordan Valley, Earliest Evidence of Humans in...
The new study proves the existence of different species of migrating hominins.
The oldest copy of the Ten Commandments in the world is on display at Israel's national museum.
The discovery provides fascinating evidence of the central place of ritual purity in the daily lives of Galilean Jews during the time of the Second Temple.
Trekkers unable to hike the Israel National Trail no longer need mourn their plight: it's now on Google Street View.
"The two appear to have been working during the same years, received shipments from the same places and handled the same types of goods."
Original documents belonging to Yemenite Olim from the 1880s who lived in Kfar HaShiloach were recently discovered and brought to light.
“It is likely that the two halves of the lamps were created in the same artisan house and may even have served as a pair to one complete piece,” says Hungarian archaeologist Gabor Lassanyi.
Officers Itai Dabush and Sagiv Ben Gigi were patrolling the Ashdod beach and ran into the pillar that was sticking out of the dunes.
The ancient oil lamp is dated to the 12th century AD (early Crusader period).
Judean glass was a light green color and less expensive than Egyptian glass.But where were the centers that manufactured this Judean glass?
COGAT's enforcement activity was cut to only 30% in the wake of the pandemic, and as a result, grave robbers and treasure hunters have been roaming unmolested throughout the ancient sites of Judea and Samaria.