Construction of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Archaeological Center is underway to display world-class archaeological finds inside a modern complex.
Excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority uncovered large portions of courses of the Western Wall that have been hidden for 1,700 years, including an ancient Roman theater.
According to the finds, the site remained abandoned for years and resettled in the Byzantine period, by a Christian population.
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.
Scientists Discover Connection between 7000-Year-Old Food Storage Container and the Development of Community Elites
Researchers believe a unique pottery vessel dating back some 7,200 years ago was used to ensure that certain people or groups could better maintain their ability to store large quantities of crops.
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.
This important and magnificent synagogue was the center of study of the Vilna Gaon. In recent weeks, a delegation of archaeologists has uncovered two of the compound's ritual baths.
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.
Because of the importance of the place to the Christian world, many scholars have been engaged in identifying its location.
The wealth of the Judaean kingdom's capital is manifest in the ornamental artifacts.
This was probably an administrative site built to control the surrounding farmsteads during the Assyrian period.
Officials at the Israel Lands Authority, JNF and the Israel National Parks Authority were shocked when the sale was announced. No one was notified in advance.
The textiles date to King Solomon’s reign, in the Iron Age (eleventh–tenth centuries BCE), and some are decorated with a red-and-blue bands pattern.
'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.'
The famous Battle of Karney Hittin that was fought on July 4, 1187, resulting in the defeat of the Crusader Kingdom by Saladin's army, was a direct outcome of the events in Tiberias.
The architecture of the Herodian bath is very similar to the baths and cisterns discovered in nearby Qumran (across the Dead Sea).
This is the second gang of antiquities robbers that has been caught in the past two weeks in northern Israel.
Cavemen? Not really…
On the Occasion of Jerusalem Day, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority revealed evidence of the last battle of Jerusalem from 2,000 Years Ago.
The first Jordanian coin from the sifting was discovered on June 6, 2005, the 38th anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification.
Police archaeology unit investigators have estimated the value of the exhibits, from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval periods, at tens of thousands of dollars.
Israeli students discovered rifle cartridges and shell fragments left by the British and Ottoman armies.
The project is being implemented as part of realizing the vision of 3 million tourists in Caesarea by the year 2030, and is becoming an important tourist-economic anchor for the residents of the region.
The finger fragment will be handed over to additional experts for dating.
The 5-day virtual reality "Sanhedrin" hiking trail uses interactive characters and virtually reconstructed ancient buildings to bring the ancient Galilee to life.