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New Interactive ‘Sanhedrin Trail’ Yields Ancient Oil Lamp Adorned with Menorah

This year in the Galilee, thousands of students have been excavating and organizing the first “smart trail," in which dozens of stones on the trail will transmit information and activities to hikers’ mobile phones.

Egypt Ignoring Destruction of Huge Archaeological Site

The Muslim Brotherhood regime is ignoring the “systematic” destruction of Antonopoulos, one of Egypt’s biggest archaeological sites, the Egypt Independent reported Monday. Monica Hanna, a...

Pre-Columbian Carvings from Puerto Rico Examined at Haifa University

In light of the new findings uncovered at the University of Haifa, Prof. Rodríguez is now continuing his quest to unravel the secret of the statuettes.

Excavation Reveals Spot Where Romans Breached Jerusalem’s Wall 2,000 Years Ago

Fascinating evidence of breaking through Jerusalem’s Third Wall at the end of the Second Temple period was discovered in an excavation where the new Bezalel campus will be built.

Decapitated Toads Found in 4,000-Year-Old Caananite Tomb Uncovered in Excavation Near Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

The remains of at least nine decapitated toads were found in a jar in the ancient tomb uncovered in a 4,000-year-old burial cave in Jerusalem.

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

Colored mosaic floors and imported marble artifacts were found.

Ancient Burial Complex Exposed in Works on New Tiberias Neighborhood

Rare burial complex may throw new light on life in Tiberias in the Roman period, 2,000 years ago.

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.

Jezreel Valley Gardener Discovers Medieval Santa Claus Ring among his Vegetables

The gardener Dekel Ben-Shitrit, who gave the unusual object to the National Treasures Department, will receive a good citizenship certificate from the Israel Antiquities Authority National Treasure Department.

Watchtower Dating Back to King Hezekiah Uncovered by IDF Paratroopers

Activity in the ancient tower ceased on the eve of the expedition of Sennacherib, King of Assyria, in Judah in 701 BCE.

Enormous Prehistoric Settlement Exposed in Roadwork near Jerusalem

In the past it was believed that the Judea area was empty the Neolithic Period (New Stone Age).

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.

Rare Ancient Coffin in Jezreel Valley Holds Egyptian Pharaoh’s Signet Ring

A gold signet ring naming Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I was found in an ancient coffin in the Jezreel Valley.
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Singapore Shofar Blowers at Beit Guvrin National Park

Recently, the park received a facelift, with the launch of a new compound in the northern part of the park known as the City of the Bnei Horin (Heb: free people).

Pregnant Egyptian Woman’s Remains Discovered in King Solomon’s Mines

The TAU team dug up the remains of the skeleton several hundred feet from an Egyptian temple, suggesting she may have been a musician or a singer.

Hasmonean Period Stone Bowl Engraved with Rare Hebrew Inscription ‘Hyrcanus’ Discovered

Who was Hyrcanus, whose name is engraved in Hebrew on a 2,100-year-old stone bowl from Jerusalem?

Students on Archaeology Program Unearth a 1,700-Year-Old Coin

Students from Sharon region are helping excavate Byzantine-era site as part of a local initiative to spark an interest in history among youth.

Sobibor Death Camp Gas Chambers Uncovered

The location of the gas chambers at the notorious Sobibor death camp has been revealed, Yad Vashem announced Wednesday.

In Time for Purim: Persian Period Clay Fragment Depicting Human Face Discovered in Jerusalem

Bes usually appears as a bearded dwarf wearing a feather hat, with a large face, protruding eyes, with his tongue sticking out.
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Zionist Group Asking Ambassador Friedman to Help Make Solomon’s Pools Accessible to Israelis

"Unfortunately, the site is located in an area under Palestinian control, which is why access to it is not free, as required from tourist, archaeology and tradition sites."

Salt Cave Collapses Near Lot’s Wife in Sodom — Family Escapes

A rock avalanche close to Sodom has caused a salt cave to collapse near Lot's Wife. A family barely made it out in time.

Report: Robbers Destroyed Mysterious ‘Skull Cave’ in Hasmonean Fortress

Apart from the cave of the skulls, the volunteers found dozens of new, illegal excavation sites, as well as the remains of the bonfires that the robbers lit on the progressively eroding mosaic floor at the top of the fortress.

Fisherman’s House Discovered on Ashkelon Beach

As part of a project being led by the IAA and aimed at educating young people about their past, dozens of boys and girls were engaged in the challenging work of unearthing the coastal city’s past.

3,500 Year Old Treasures Retrieved from the Sea by Electric Plant Worker

Among the many artifacts is a hand grenade that was common in Israel during the Crusader, Ayyubid and Mamluk periods.

Winepress, Mosaic Floor from Talmudic Period Discovered in Korazim National Park

"There were Jews living here, who drank wine and also made wine, as part of the olive oil and wheat industries of Korazim.

Hasmonean Period Burial Estate, Olive Press, Ritual Baths, Birdhouse Discovered in Eastern Jerusalem

The most significant feature of the excavation is an extravagant burial estate, which included a corridor leading to a large courtyard chiseled into the bedrock.

900-Year-Old Women’s Jewelry Collection Discovered in Modi’in

'The rings, bracelets and earrings – some of which are made of bronze and silver – appear to have been accidentally dropped during cooking in the kitchen of an ancient tower.'

Kibbutznik Laurie Rimon Turns In Extremely Rare Roman Gold Coin

In the near future the IAA will award Laurie a certificate of appreciation for her good citizenship.

Fake History: US Bible Museum Says Five Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Are Forgeries

The tests were ordered on the request of several biblical scholars who examined 13 of the museum's fragments said and noted there was a "high probability" that at lest some of them were modern forgeries.

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