Archaeology


Ancient Oil Lamp Found on New ‘Sanhedrin Trail’

Israeli students and volunteers working on the creation of a new hiking attraction called the Sanhedrin Trail have discovered an oil lamp with a menorah engraving that archeologists believe to…

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Freedom Coins Discovered in Cave Near Har HaBayis

Bronze coins thought to be the last remnants of a four-year Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire were found near Har HaBayis by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar during…

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Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Mosaic in Caesarea

A mosaic of toga-clad men believed to date back to the Roman era, 1,800 years ago, has been unearthed in Israel, archaeologists said on Thursday. The mosaic was discovered during…

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Norwegians Find Well-Preserved Viking-Era Sword

A Norwegian archaeologist says a well-preserved, if rusty, iron sword dating to the Viking era was found in southern Norway. Lars Holger Piloe says the sword, around three feet long,…

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Nine-Year-Old Discovers Ancient Coin Near Chalamish

A nine-year-old girl named Hallel discovered a half-shekel coin from the period of Bayis Sheini at an archaeological site near Neve Tzuf-Halamish, where she lives, Arutz Sheva reported on Monday.…

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Prewar Mikvaos Found Near Vilna’s Great Synagogue

An international team of archaeologists from Israel, Lithuania and America, recently discovered two prewar mikvaos in the city of Vilna, Lithuania. Last year, a study showed evidence of underground spaces…

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Ancient Water System Discovered Near Rosh Ha-Ayin

A large ancient water system was discovered recently at excavations near Rosh Ha-Ayin. According to Gilad Itach, director of excavations for the Israel Antiquities Authority, “it is difficult not to…

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