First temple Jerusalem elite suffered poor sanitary conditions and infectious disease

January 4, 2022 by  
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A new study by Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority has exposed the remains of 2,700-year-old intestinal worm eggs below the stone toilet of a magnificent private estate. Read more

Spectacular ancient gold ring with precious stone unearthed in coastal Israel

November 3, 2021 by  
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A huge excavation conducted at the coastal city of Yavne by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), as part of an initiative to expand the city, has exposed an ancient and spectacular gold ring, the latest fascinating find at the site. Read more

First of its kind Second Temple-Era seal discovered north of City of David

October 22, 2021 by  
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A unique second Temple-era seal, the first of its kind to be discovered, was recently recovered in soil taken from a dig conducted along the foundation stones of the Kotel (Western Wall), north of the City of David in Jerusalem. Read more

Scuba diver discovers 900-year-old Crusader sword off Israeli coast

October 19, 2021 by  
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Shlomi Katzin, a resident of the coastal town of Atlit in the north, was scuba diving last Saturday off the Carmel coast when he was amazed to discover ancient artefacts on the sea bed, apparently uncovered by waves and undercurrents that had shifted the sand. Read more

World’s largest Byzantine-era winepresses discovered in Israel

October 12, 2021 by  
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A massive and impressive Byzantine-era wine factory, the largest ever discovered in the world, was recently exposed near the coastal city of Yavneh, in the centre of Israel. Read more

Samaria family on hike in Galilee finds 1,500-year-old coin

August 11, 2021 by  
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An exciting moment was recorded on Tuesday at the Korazim National Park, in the north near the Sea of ​​Galilee, when the Yitzhaki family from Har Bracha in Samaria found an ancient coin during a visit to the site. Read more

Video: Archaeological evidence of earthquake that occurred during Kingdom of Judah, mentioned in the bible – uncovered in Jerusalem

August 4, 2021 by  
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Archaeological excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of David National Park revealed a layer of destruction, including a row of shattered vessels that were smashed as the building’s walls collapsed, apparent evidence of an earthquake that occurred during the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and that is mentioned in the Bible. Read more

Jerusalem wall built in the Stone Age exposed

July 14, 2021 by  
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Archaeological excavations in the City of David National Park have uncovered the remains of the city wall, built during the Iron Age – the days of the First Temple in the Kingdom of Judah, to protect Jerusalem from the east. Read more

South African site reveals earliest cave occupation

April 26, 2021 by  
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A team of geologists and archaeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) and the University of Toronto has confirmed the record-breaking date of the earliest cave occupation in the world and the site of some of the earliest indications of fire use and tool making among prehistoric humans. Read more

1,600-year-old mosaic chanced upon during development of neighbourhood in coastal Yavne

April 26, 2021 by  
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A 1,600-year-old mosaic was recently found during archaeological excavations in the coastal town of Yavne carried out prior to the development of a new neighbourhood. Read more

Historical discovery in southern Israel offers glimpse into wardrobe of King David and King Solomon

February 1, 2021 by  
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Groundbreaking research conducted by Israeli archaeologists enabled them to recover scraps of fabric dyed in royal purple from the time of King David and King Solomon, some 3,000 years ago, the first time that purple-dyed Iron Age textiles have been found in Israel, or indeed throughout the Southern Levant. Read more

1,700-year-old boundary stone bearing name ‘Kfar Nafah’ found in Golan Heights

October 28, 2020 by  
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A 1,700-year-old boundary stone, inscribed with the name “Kfar Nafah” (Nafah village) in Greek, was uncovered last month in an archaeological excavation led by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) near the Nafah IDF army base in the Golan Heights. Read more

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