A rat’s tale changes our 
understanding of human evolution

June 24, 2020 by  
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Roughly 200,000-year-old fossils from a Carmel Cave in northern Israel indicate that human migration from Africa actually occurred during the Ice Age. Read more

Wine and Fish Sauce: Romans’ 2000-Year Old culinary preferences revealed in Ashkelon

December 17, 2019 by  
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Recent archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) south of the coastal city of Ashkelon uncovered an ancient industrial area revealing that the Roman menu made its way to the tables of ancient Israel. Read more

Vast 5,000-year-old city, one of the first and largest in Near East, uncovered in Israel

October 7, 2019 by  
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A massive 5,000-years-old city, the largest and the most central ever uncovered in Israel, which had been built on top of a 7,000-year-old town and which “dramatically changes what we know about the character of the period and the beginning of urbanization in Israel,” was chanced upon by Israeli construction workers who were developing roads to the city of Harish in northern Israel. Read more

Israeli researchers discover evidence of biblical kingdom of Edom in south

September 19, 2019 by  
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Israeli researchers from Tel Aviv University have uncovered evidence of the ancient Kingdom of Edom, giving credence to the Biblical narrative. Read more

Walker finds 1,700-yr-old stone busts

December 31, 2018 by  
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Two impressive Roman busts were found this month near Beit She’an – thanks to the alertness of a local resident, who spotted the top of one of the busts’ heads sticking out of the ground as she was taking a walk north of the old city. Read more

2,000-year-old ring found in ancient Jerusalem ritual bath

December 25, 2018 by  
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A 2,000-year-old ring with a solitaire gemstone was uncovered in archaeological excavations in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem. Read more

Rare crusader era gold cache discovered in port of Caesarea

December 4, 2018 by  
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The Israeli Antiquities Authority has announced a cache of 24 rare gold coins and a 900-year-old gold earring have been discovered at the port of Caesarea. Read more

Rare 9,000 year old stone mask discovered in Hebron hills

November 29, 2018 by  
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A rare stone mask dating back some 9,000 years was discovered several months ago by a hiker in the Hebron Hills area, the Israel Antiquities authorities report.

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An additional beautiful 1,700 year-old mosaic is discovered site earmarked for a mosaic centre

July 29, 2018 by  
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Archaeological excavations carried out in the past month by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of Lod, in preparation for the construction of a Visitors’ Centre that will exhibit mosaics previously exposed here several years ago, have revealed an additional colorful mosaic dating from the Roman period. Read more

New portions of Western Wall and Roman theatre unveiled in Jerusalem

October 17, 2017 by  
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The Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) has announced large-scale excavations conducted in the Old City of Jerusalem for the past two years have revealed massive portions of the Western Wall unseen for 1,700 years, as well as an ancient Roman theatre. Read more

Students unearth a 2000-year-old Jewish Settlement near Beit Shemesh

March 28, 2017 by  
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240 Israeli students are involved in unearthing exciting archaeological finds at a site at which the remains of a Jewish settlement dating to the Second Temple period there have been found including an extensive complex of ritual baths and underground hiding refuges. Read more

7,000-yr-old settlement found in Jerusalem

February 21, 2016 by  
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The remains of an ancient settlement from the Chalcolithic period approximately 7,000 years ago were unearthed in north Jerusalem during archaeological excavations on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority prior to the laying of a road in the Shuʻfat neighborhood. Read more