Archaeology


Caves Uncovered from Bar Kochva Period

During the very week of Lag BaOmer, Israeli archeologists have uncovered for the first time hideout caves from the period of the Bar Kochva Revolt in the Burgin ruins in…

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Netanyahu Orders Har HaBayis Sifting to Go On

The cash-strapped project of sifting for artifacts discarded by Arabs on Har HaBayis will be kept going after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intervened on Thursday. “The Ir David Foundation…

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Roman Road Uncovered Near Beit Shemesh

A broad, impressive road in remarkably good condition that archaeologists are dating to the Roman period 2,000 years ago has been discovered near Beit Shemesh. The Israel Antiquities Authority made…

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Antiquities Theft Foiled Near Shaalvim

Three Palestinians from Yehudah and Shomron were caught on Sunday attempting to steal gold coins from an archaeological site dated to the period of Bayis Sheini and the Bar Kochva…

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Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions Found in Peqi’in

An ancient limestone capital thought to be 1,800 years old (dating to the Roman period), engraved with two Hebrew inscriptions, was discovered during the course of restoration and conservation work…

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Gate Remnant Discovered at Beit She’arim

Archaeologists from the University of Haifa were astonished to discover a massive gateway during recent excavations at Beit She’arim in northern Israel, where the Sanhedrin sat in the second century,…

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New Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Discovered

Israeli archeologists announced on Wednesday the discovery of a cave which they believe once contained scrolls from the period of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, which are dated to the…

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Antiquities Thieves Caught Red-Handed

A ring of 13 Arab Israeli antiquities robbers was apprehended at Horbat Mishkena, the archaeological site of a Roman-era Jewish town near the Golani Junction in the Lower Galil They…

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Ancient Copper Smelting Site Found at Timna

Archeologists have unearthed an ancient copper-smelting site, numerous sling stones, and the remains of a deeply fortified wall in the Negev’s Timna region. The archeological team, led by Tel Aviv…

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Ancient Coin Found in Tower of David

With Chanukah only days away, archeologists have discovered a coin they believe dates back to the period of the Chashmona’im. Orna Cohen, archeologist and chief conservation officer at the Tower…

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Antiquities Thieves Caught in the Act

Authorities arrested in recent days a gang of antiquities thieves who were caught red-handed digging at an official archaeological site. The site, a cave that was in use during the…

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Fire Damages Kever Yehoshophat, Yad Avshalom

Archeological finds from the Bayis Sheini period suffered significant damage as a result of a fire at Kever Yehoshophat and Yad Avshalom in Nahal Kidron in the National Gardens along…

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