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Archeology

Archaeologists uncover 20 ancient coffins in Egypt

Thursday, October 17, 2019

CAIRO — Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry said archaeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor. A brief statement from the ministry on Tuesday said archaeologists found the coffins in the Asasif Necropolis. The necropolis, located in the ancient town of West Thebes, includes tombs dating back to the Middle, … Read More

5,000-year-old NYC-style metropolis uncovered in Northern Israel

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The ruins of a 5,000-year-old megalopolis were uncovered in northern Israel, the Antiquities Authority announced on Sunday. The ruins were exposed in a major excavation project in the Ein Assur site near Harish. The city was the largest in the area during the Bronze Age with about 6,000 people inhabiting it, a huge number at … Read More

ISRAELI RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY BIBLICAL KINGDOM OF EDOM

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The biblical kingdom of Edom has always been a significant puzzle for biblical archaeology. Although evidence is supplied in the Bible, the archaeological record has always had trouble interpreting the text, which said that it existed as a kingdom long before the kings of Israel. But research has uncovered the untold story of a thriving … Read More

Tiny First Temple seal impression found with name of Bible-era royal steward

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A minuscule 7th century BCE clay sealing reading “Belonging to Adoniyahu, the Royal Steward,” was recently discovered in the City of David’s sifting project. In earth excavated from the foundations of the Western Wall under Robinson’s Arch in 2013, a national service volunteer some three weeks ago unearthed the one-centimeter inscribed letter sealer bearing the … Read More

NEW ARCHEOLOGICAL FINDINGS AT GOLIATH’S BIRTHPLACE RECONTEXTUALIZE HISTORY

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A new layer to the ancient Philistine city of Gath has been uncovered in an archaeological excavation led by Aren Maeir of Bar-Ilan University which has the potential to re-contextualize much of biblical history. Known to historians as part of the Pentapolis of Philistine cities – a group of five cities, consisting of Ashkelon, Ashdod, … Read More

Israeli Archaeologists May Have Found Emmaus, Where Jesus Appeared After Crucifixion

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Archaeologists have uncovered the massive walls of a 2,200-year-old Hellenistic fortification that may have been built by the Seleucid general who defeated Judah the Maccabee, the famed Jewish leader at the center of the Hanukkah story. In an unexpected twist, the discovery could also help identify the location of the biblical town of Emmaus, where … Read More

Archaeologists unearth the gate to Goliath’s hometown

Thursday, July 25, 2019

  Monumental Iron Age remains from the ancient Philistine city of Gath, once the home of the legendary biblical giant Goliath, surfaced this summer during excavations by a Bar-Ilan University-led team of archaeologists. Gath, one of the five cities of the ancient foes of the Israelites, was one of the largest cities in the region … Read More

A ‘game changer’: Vast, developed 9,000-year-old settlement found near Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

An unprecedentedly vast Neolithic settlement — the largest ever discovered in Israel and the Levant, say archaeologists — is currently being excavated ahead of highway construction five kilometers from Jerusalem, it was announced on Tuesday. The 9,000-year-old site, located near the town of Motza, is the “Big Bang” for prehistory settlement research due to its … Read More