Friday, 23 November 2018 | A rare weight, bearing an inscription mentioned in the Bible, was discovered in an excavation near the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Times of Israel reported Wednesday. The tiny stone has the word beka, a weight mentioned in the bible—both in Genesis in describing the jewelry given to Rebecca andContinue Reading »
Thursday, 11 October 2018 | An exciting find from Jerusalem was presented for the first time on Tuesday during a joint press conference of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Israel Museum. A unique stone inscription [was found], dating to the Second Temple Period (first century [BC]), mentioning Jerusalem, written in Hebrew letters, andContinue Reading »
In archaeological excavations that recently took place in Lithuania, archaeologists discovered the stage from which the Torah [Gen.–Deut.] was read to the Jewish community of Vilna for 300 consecutive years. This tradition stopped abruptly during the Holocaust, when the Great Synagogue, then the beating heart of the Lithuanian Jewish community, was looted and burned byContinue Reading »
Thursday, 09 August 2018 | A Hellenistic-era golden earring, featuring ornamentation of a horned animal, was discovered in the Givati parking lot in the City of David National Park encircling the Old City walls. The discovery was made during archeological digs carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and Tel Aviv University. The spectacularContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 | Archaeological excavations carried out in the past month by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in the City of Lod, in preparation for the construction of a new visitors’ center that will exhibit mosaics previously discovered here several years ago, have revealed an additional colorful mosaic dating from the Roman period.Continue Reading »
A fine and complex burial cave, dating back some 2,000 years from the Roman period, came to light recently in Tiberias. A mechanical digger, excavating the site for a new neighborhood in the municipality, exposed the cave entrance, and the contractor informed the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) of the discovery immediately. The rock-hewn cave comprisedContinue Reading »
Researchers from all over the world and experts in many fields of knowledge, including archaeology and other sciences, gathered in Jerusalem to discuss different aspects of the Judean Desert where the Dead Sea Scrolls were unearthed, both as the physical site of desert communities and as the symbolic place where biblical events and stories wereContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 | In a joint operation by the Sefad Academic College, The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), The Israel Cave Research Center and the Israel Cave Explorers Club, large wine jars, a cooking pot and other pottery vessels over 2,000 years old were salvaged over the weekend in a complex operation from aContinue Reading »
Spectacular remains of a 1,500-year-old Byzantine monastery and church complex have been discovered, prior to an expansion of the city of Beit Shemesh. Benyamin Storchan, director of the excavations for the Israel Antiquities Authority commented, “We were surprised by the wonderful state of preservation of the ancient remains, and the richness of the finds beingContinue Reading »
A beautiful Roman mosaic from the 2nd–3rd centuries AD, bearing an inscription in ancient Greek, was uncovered at the Caesarea National Park. The excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority [IAA] are part of reconstruction work on the impressive Crusaders-era entrance bridge to Caesarea. The dig uncovered part of a large, opulent building dating back 1,500Continue Reading »
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