Israel

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.

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

Biblical Shikmona reveals its purple-dyed secrets

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    The first biblical-era facility for producing prestigious purple-dyed textiles has been uncovered at Tel Shikmona, south of Haifa. “Until now, there has not been any meaningful direct archeological evidence of workshops for the production of purple-colored textiles from the Iron Age – the biblical period – not even in Tyre and Sidon, which … Read More