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Archeology

Unprecedented 4,200-Year-Old Rock Art Etching of Animal Herd Found in Golan Tomb

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

An extremely rare example of megalithic rock art was recently identified in northern Israel’s Yehudiya Nature Reserve inside a 4,200-year-old stone burial chamber. The unique discovery of a clearly composed, artistic rendering of a herd of animals is shifting the way archaeologists think about the little-understood peoples who created the thousands of massive stone burial … Read More

Tomb of Patriarchs Pilgrimage Site in First Temple Times, Pottery Suggests

Monday, July 6, 2020

A new study carried out on pottery items uncovered in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron suggests the cave, where according to tradition, Jewish patriarchs and matriarchs were laid to rest, was used and visited as a pilgrimage site during the First Temple Period, around 2,700 years ago. The results of the study were … Read More

Two Millennia-Old Clay Seals Hint at Jews Rebuilding Jerusalem After Babylonian Exile

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

An ancient seal and a seal impression found at an archaeological site in Jerusalem offered Israeli archaeologists a glimpse at the restoration of the city after its fall to the Babylonian armies in 6th century BCE, Israel’s Antiquities Authority recently announced. The two artifacts were discovered at the Givati Parking Lot Excavation site in the City … Read More

2,500-Year-Old City Of David Seal Shows Jerusalem Status In Persian Period

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A double stamp impression on a bulla and a seal made of re-used pottery shards have been unearthed in the course of archaeological excavations undertaken by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University in the Givati Parking Lot Excavation of the City of David, in the Jerusalem Walls National Park. According to the researchers, … Read More

1967 Jordanian Weapons Found in Archaeological Dig by Western Wall

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A Jordanian ammunition stash dating back to the Six Day War was discovered in an archaeological dig near the Western Wall on Wednesday, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and Israel Antiquities Authority announced. The archaeologists were excavating a British Mandate period water cistern under the lobby of the Western Wall Tunnels site, when they came … Read More

Special Vessels Show Jewish Continuity in Israel After Roman Destruction

Monday, June 22, 2020

New research offers insights on how Jewish life continued in the Land of Israel after the destruction of the Temple and of Jerusalem at the hands of the Romans. The use of chalkstones vessels, very common among the Jewish population during the Second Temple Period, did not stop with the destruction of city in the … Read More

Archaeologists Might Have Identified Jezreel Winery Featured in Bible

Monday, June 8, 2020

In the biblical books of Kings I and II, the winery of Jezreel is the setting of some of the most gruesome episodes of greed, violence, sin and divine retribution. Researchers have identified elements that confirm the excavation carried out in northern Israel is compatible with the biblical narrative, according to a paper published in the latest … Read More

DNA Study Supports Bible: Canaanites Homogeneous Group, Lived in Israel

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A newly published study has shed light on the genomic features of the Canaanites, confirming that the biblical people were indeed a clear and homogeneous group and supporting archaeological findings. Moreover, the research showed that many present-day populations of the area have ancestries from groups whose ancient proxy can be related to the Middle East. … Read More

Six-Year-Old Israeli Boy Discovers 3,500-Year-Old Canaanite Clay Tablet

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A six-year-old Israeli boy recently discovered an extremely-rare Canaanite clay tablet made approximately 3,500 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Monday. The tablet was found by Imri Elya of Kibbutz Nirim, who was touring the Tel Jemmeh archaeological site near Kibbutz Re’im in Israel’s south. He and his parents handed it over … Read More

Archaeologists Discover 2000-Year-Old Unique Complex by the Western Wall

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

A unique system of underground rooms dating back to 2000 years ago were discovered by a group of archaeologists just adjacent to the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, under the lobby of the Western Wall tunnels in the “Beit Straus” complex. The rare discovery sheds light on Jewish life in the holy city ahead … Read More