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Archeology

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

Israeli Researchers Unveil Architecture Secrets of ‘World’s Oldest Temple’

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

For the last quarter of a century, the Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe in southeast Turkey has been intriguing researchers for the size and complexity of its structure, which dates back about 11,500 years, and has been called the “world’s oldest temple.” Two archaeologists from Tel Aviv University, PhD candidate Gil Haklay and his supervisor, Prof. Avi Gopher, have … Read More

Ancient ‘royal estate’ that served biblical kings unearthed in Israel

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Archaeologists uncovered a gigantic complex in northern Israel that they think once served as a rural estate for ancient kings of biblical fame. The stunning building is in Horvat Tevet, an ancient site just outside modern-day Afula. About 2,900 years ago, archaeologists say, the structure served as a key place for Israelite officials to collect and … Read More

For 1st time since Oslo Accords, Israel announces new West Bank nature reserves

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday approved an announcement of seven new nature reserves in the West Bank, the first time Israel has made such a move since the Oslo Accords were signed with the Palestinian Authority in the 1990s, his office said. In a statement, Bennett’s office said that alongside the seven new nature … Read More

City of David archaeologists say 2,000-year-old central Jerusalem market found

Monday, January 6, 2020

A rare Second Temple measuring table was recently discovered in the City of David, and it is causing archaeologists to identify an ancient Jerusalem square as the city’s 2,000-year-old central market, according to Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Ari Levy. In conversation with The Times of Israel on Monday, Levy said the stone table would have … Read More

2,000-year-old Hasmonean coins unearthed in Shiloh over Hanukkah

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

A wet sifting project in ancient Shiloh has led to the discovery of some 20 ancient coins this week as the world marked the final days of Hanukkah. The find was made by the Associates for Biblical Research, directed by archaeologist Dr. Scott Stripling. It was announced on Monday. According to Stripling, more than half … Read More

Ancient mosaics discovered in Golan strengthen claims of Jewish presence

Monday, December 2, 2019

Colorful mosaic fragments have been uncovered in a site of a rare Roman period synagogue in the Golan Heights, the University of Haifa said in a statement on Monday. The mosaics unearthed during excavations in the site of Majdulia depict the legs of several animals and birds, although the poor state of preservation does not … Read More