2,300-year-old clay candle uncovered at Samaritan high priesthood compound in Samaria

May 2, 2022 by  
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Conservation work being carried out at the Mount Gerizim site in Samaria led to the uncovering of an ancient pottery candle, estimated to date to the Hellenistic period in the second century BCE. Read more

‘Shema Yisrael’ pendants discovered during excavations in Sobibor death camp

January 28, 2022 by  
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Over the past decade, archaeological excavations in the Sobibor extermination camp in Poland have uncovered three pendants bearing depictions of Moses and the tablets of the Law on one side and the Hebrew prayer “Shema Yisrael,” (“Hear O Israel”) in the other. Read more

Ice-age remains near Sea of Galilee show ancient residents thrived as ice melted

January 28, 2022 by  
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A new article published today in PLOS ONE by a Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Institute of Archaeology team and colleagues focused on the remains of a previously submerged fisher-hunter-gatherer camp on the shores of the Sea of Galilee from around 23,000 years ago. Read more

Ancient treasures recovered from two shipwrecks off Israel’s coast – video content

December 23, 2021 by  
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The Israel Antiquities Authority Marine Archaeology Unit conducted a survey off the coast of Caesarea and recovered treasures from two ancient shipwrecks, including hundreds of silver coins, figurines, and a gold ring engraved with the figure of the Good Shepherd, a well-known symbol of Jesus in early Christian art. Read more

Second synagogue from Second Temple Period found in Migdal in North

December 13, 2021 by  
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A 2000-year-old synagogue from the Second Temple period was recently discovered in Migdal, a large Jewish settlement from this period, the first time that two synagogues from the Second Temple period have been found in the same locale. Read more

Ahead of Chanukah: Hellenistic fortress destroyed by Hasmoneans uncovered in Judea

November 17, 2021 by  
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A Hellenistic fortified structure destroyed and burned by Hasmoneans during the Maccabean wars has been recently uncovered during excavations in the Judean Shephelah, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Tuesday. Read more

Australian Catholic University to introduce Ancient Israel Program

August 18, 2021 by  
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Australia’s only academic program dedicated to the archaeology, history and languages of Ancient Israel will be introduced at Australian Catholic University (ACU), offering units on Archaeology of Ancient Israel in Arts, Education and Biblical Studies degrees from 2022. Read more