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Archeology

5th century Greek inscription found at site of ancient Samaritan rebellion

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A salvage excavation ahead of the construction of a new neighborhood in the central Israel village of Tzur Natan has unearthed rare written evidence of much earlier occupation — 1,600 years earlier — when the agriculturally fertile area was racked by turmoil and rebellion. Just outside an ancient wine press in the small southern Sharon … Read More

Kid on school trip unearths Second Temple-era coin in West Bank stream

Monday, January 28, 2019

A boy found a 2,000-year-old coin from the Second Temple-era rule of Herod Agrippa, the last king of Judea, during a hike last week in the northern West Bank. The rare piece was uncovered in the Shilo stream during a school trip, according to a Sunday statement from the Coordinator of Government Activities in the … Read More

Biblical site tied to Ark of the Covenant unearthed at convent in central Israel

Monday, January 14, 2019

A massive 8th century BCE man-made platform discovered at a Catholic convent in central Israel may have served as an ancient shrine to the Ark of the Covenant, said leading Tel Aviv University archaeologist Israel Finkelstein. Unearthed at Kiriath-Jearim, the shrine gives potential new insight into the political machinations of the sibling kingdoms of Judah and … Read More

Israel’s Jesus Trail blends religion, history and stunning views

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Imagine going on a hike and being able to step back in time, visiting places you’d only read about. It’s an itinerary ripped not from a history book – but from the Bible. The “Jesus Trail,” a hiking trail in Israel, attracts thousands of tourists from around the world every year, especially during the holiday … Read More

Earliest known stone carving of Hebrew word ‘Jerusalem’ found near city entrance

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The earliest stone inscription bearing the full spelling of the modern Hebrew word for Jerusalem was unveiled on Tuesday at the Israel Museum, in the capital. While any inscription dating from the Second Temple period is of note, the 2,000-year-old three-line inscription on a waist-high column — reading “Hananiah son of Dodalos of Jerusalem” — … Read More

Clay seal of prophet Isaiah to be unveiled at joint Israel-U.S. event

Monday, May 28, 2018

Clay seals believed to have been used by the biblical prophet Isaiah and King Hezekiah are set to be unveiled at a June event, which will be held simultaneously in Jerusalem and Oklahoma via a live stream. While the seals and nearly three dozen other pieces loaned by the Antiquities Authority will be on display … Read More

Dead Sea Scrolls discovery: Tech reveals hidden script

Monday, May 7, 2018

Hidden script has been discovered in the Dead Sea scrolls. Using advanced imaging equipment researchers found letters invisible to the naked eye on the famous manuscripts. Experts in Israel have harnessed sophisticated imaging technology to reveal hidden script in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The technology, which was originally developed for NASA, has identified new letters … Read More

Part of the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Two Dead Sea Scrolls to go on display for the first time in new Denver exhibit

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Two Dead Sea Scrolls will be shown for the first time in an unprecedentedly large-scale Israel Antiquities Authority exhibition in Denver, Colorado. The two scrolls will be presented along with a three-ton stone from the Western Wall, some 600 artifacts from the biblical to Bar Kochba periods, and 18 other Dead Sea Scrolls in an … Read More