Archeology

Israel’s biblical roots have been validated through archaeological discoveries dating back over 3,000 years. Time and again, another piece of history is found that proves the continuous Jewish connection to this land from ancient times until the modern era. This growing wealth of archaeological evidence validates Israel’s biblically mandated right to exist as a Jewish state.

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