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Archeology

At Popular Jerusalem Promenade, Archaeologists Find a First Temple-Era Palace

Thursday, September 3, 2020

09/03/2020 Archaeologists have uncovered majestic column heads from a First Temple-era palace at Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv promenade, with the remnants of the ancient building going on public display for the first time on Thursday. The owner of the lavish Jerusalem mansion — which would have enjoyed a monumental view of the Old City and the … Read More

Archeologists Uncover 3,200-Year-Old Citadel in Southern Israel

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

08/24/2020 Israel Antiquity Authority assesses that Egyptians likely built citadel to repel Philistine invaders Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) recently announced the unearthing of a 3,200-year-old citadel near the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat, thought to be the site of epic battles in biblical times. It is thought that the Egyptians built the 12th century BCE … Read More

Hundreds of 1,100-Year-Old Solid Gold Coins Found in Central Israel

Monday, August 24, 2020

08/24/2020 Some 424 solid gold coins dating from 1,100 years ago were found during an archaeological dig in central Israel. The coins were found after two National Service members noticed a sparkling in the ground and uncovered the buried treasure. The youth were taking part in a dig being conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority … Read More

Burnt Remains From 586 BCE Jerusalem May Hold Key To Protecting Planet

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Bible and pure science converge in a new archaeomagnetism study of a large public structure that was razed to the ground on Tisha B’Av 586 BCE during the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem. The resulting data significantly boosts geophysicists’ ability to understand the “Holy Grail” of Earth sciences — Earth’s ever-changing magnetic field. “The magnetic … Read More

1,300-Year-Old Church With Colorful Mosaics Discovered in the Galilee

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The remains of a 1,300-year-old church featuring fine mosaic floors were uncovered in the village of Kfar Kama in the Lower Galilee, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Tuesday. “The church, measuring 12 × 36 m., includes a large courtyard, a narthex foyer and a central hall,” IAA archaeologist Nurit Feig said in a press … Read More

Grape Pits Show How Ancient Christian Villages In The Negev Rose and Fell

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Around 1,600 years ago, prosperous communities lived in the highlands of the Negev desert. Comprised of a few thousand individuals – Elusa, considered the metropolis of the Negev at the time, probably reached 10,000 or 15,000 inhabitants – they thrived around the beautiful churches they built and practiced flourishing agriculture, growing cereals, fruit trees and, … Read More

Over 120 Impression Seals from First Temple Period Unearthed in Jerusalem

Thursday, July 23, 2020

2,700-year-old administrative storage center from days of Kings Hezekiah and Manasseh found at site A significant administrative storage center from the days of Jewish Kings Hezekiah and Manasseh has recently been uncovered at archaeological excavations in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced in a statement Wednesday. An unusually 2,700-year-old large … Read More

Huge Kingdom of Judah Government Complex Found Near US Embassy in Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

One of the largest collections of royal Kingdom of Judah seal impressions has been uncovered at a massive First Temple-period public tax collection and storage complex being excavated near the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem. The main Iron Age structure is exceptional in terms of both its size and architectural style, said Israel Antiquities … Read More

Jerusalem vs. Tel Aviv And The Battle Over Israel’s Biblical Archeology

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

In 1993, archaeologists working at the Tel Dan site in Northern Israel unearthed an Aramaic inscription featured on a monumental stone jab. Once deciphered, the artifact offered something absolutely unprecedented: the first archaeological reference to biblical King David.  The issue of the historicity of the monarch had been debated by scholars for decades within the … Read More

World’s 1st Necklace? Prehistoric Painted Shells, Once on Twine, Found in Israel

Friday, July 10, 2020

Sometime around 160,000 to 120,000 years ago, early man began to string together painted shells and display them, according to a new international, interdisciplinary study published in the open-sourced PLOS One journal this week. The authors, a team of scientists led by Tel Aviv University’s Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer and University of Haifa’s Iris Groman-Yaroslavski, performed “use-wear” … Read More