Israel/Archeology


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Archeology
View of the Western Wall plaza and the Dome of the Rock in the background, in Jerusalem's Old City, December 23, 2021.

Israel: High Court rejects petitions against Jerusalem cable car

Among the petitioners are shop owners, Palestinians and the Karaite community

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Archeology
A rare coin dating back to the Bar Kokhba revolt is seen in Tekoa Valley in the West Bank on May 10, 2022.

West Bank relics reveal history of ancient Jewish revolt in Tekoa Valley

'This cave was used as a hiding place for the Jewish rebels during the Bar Kokhba revolt'

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Employees of the Israel Antiquities Authority collect ceramic fragments at an excavation site in Jerusalem on July 22, 2020.

Study suggests Jerusalem vessels were ancient hand grenades

'This research has shown the diverse use of these unique ceramic vessels'

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An Orthodox Christian priest at an empty plaza in front of the Church of the Holy Sepluchre in Jerusalem, Monday, March 23, 2020.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre's altar rediscovered

Archaeologists find a centuries-old relic at Christian holy site in Jerusalem

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Joseph's Tomb after being vandalized by Palestinian rioters, near Nablus, West Bank, April 10, 2022.

Joseph's Tomb renovated after Palestinian vandalism

Samaria Regional Council construction team repairs Jewish holy site damaged by Arab rioters

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The ancient clay jug discovered at Cave 53 in the Qumran region in southern Israel.

Vanilla with your wine? 2,600 years ago, it was all the rage

The use of vanilla emphasizes the wealth of ancient Jerusalem, new research concludes

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Tourists walk up the main drainage tunnel that leads from the Siloam Pool to the Davidson's Center Archeological Park at the City of David National Park in Jerusalem, on July 22, 2019.

Turkey to return ancient Hebrew inscription to Israel

The Siloam Inscription is a 2,700-year-old Hebrew text describing the Pool of Siloam and the City of David

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The ancient clay jug discovered at Cave 53 in the Qumran region in southern Israel.

American tourist stumbles upon ancient jug in Judean Desert

Fully intact pottery vessel dates to Early Bronze Age period

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Artifacts that were seized from an alleged illegal antiquities' dealer's home in Jerusalem.

1,500-year-old 'magic bowls' found in Jerusalem

'Bowls of this type came from ancient sites in Mesopotamia — Iraq of today'

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View of heavy winds at the beach in the southern city of Ashdod, Israel, on February 17, 2021.

Israel: Ashdod police find ancient column on beach patrol

'It is not inconceivable that the column that was exposed belonged to an ancient church'

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A top (a), rear (b), bottom (c) and front (d) view of the vertebra discovered at the Ubeidiya archaeological site in the Jordan Valley.

Scientists date human bone in Israel to 1.5 million years ago

Vertebra is oldest evidence of humans in Israel and second oldest human remain outside of Africa

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Archeology
An aerial view of Masada, located in Israel's Masada National Park, on i24NEWS, January 13, 2022.

Israel’s Masada: 20 years as a UNESCO World Heritage site

Despite its tragic history, Masada now represents Israel’s celebrations of life

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View of the Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City on November 30, 2021.

Affluent ancient Jerusalemites suffered infectious disease

Intestinal parasite eggs discovered beneath toilet of First Temple period luxury villa

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Tourists ride their bicycles in front of an ancient site in Antalya, southern Turkey, on June 20, 2021.

Ancient synagogue revealed in Turkish resort town

Among the remains was a plaque portraying a menorah motif and an inscription in Hebrew and Greek

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The sun sets behind Askaoun, a small village near the town of Taliouine in Morocco's Middle Atlas Mountains, November 4, 2019.

Israeli, Moroccan researchers excavate synagogue in Atlas Mountains

'We found more than one thousand pages of religious texts'

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The underwater discovery of the ancient coins near Caesarea, during an underwater survey, December 2021.

Ancient treasure, including Christian golden ring, found off coast of Caesarea

More recent ship was carrying a treasure of about 560 coins from the Mamluk era

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Aerial view of the Haifa university. September 20, 2018

Israel: Evidence of ancient beer consumption unearthed

The team says this shows 'beer production and consumption using strainers may have been regularly practiced'

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A screengrab taken from a video on December 12, 2021, showing the excavation of the synagogue in Magdala, Israel.

Israel: Ancient synagogue unearthed in Mary Magdalene’s town

The unearthed synagogue is the town's second such archaeological find

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An ancient Hasmonean coin is seen among the artifacts seized from the home of an east Jerusalem resident on the last night of Chanukah, on December 5, 2021.

Hasmonean artifacts found in East Jerusalem at end of Chanukah

Among the artifacts was a coin dating from the time of Antigonus II Mattathias

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Archaeologists and workers excavate a dig site where the first ever building dating from the time of the Sanhedrin, recently discovered during excavations in the central town of Yavne, November 29, 2021.

Remains of building from time of Sanhedrin uncovered in Yavne

Supreme religious body in ancient Israel exiled to Yavne after fall of Jerusalem

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The 2,000-year-old silver coin found in Jerusalem, in a screen capture taken on November 23, 2021.

Israeli girl finds 2,000-year-old silver coin in Jerusalem

The coin could be one of 'the only items we can hold today that originated in the Temple itself'

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Remains of structures at the archeological site of Ashdod Sea, on the beach in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod, on September 2, 2019.

Israel: Byzantine Basilica with mass burials uncovered

The mosaiced church is acclaimed as one of the earliest and largest Christian basilicas found in Israel

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View of archaeological discoveries from the First Temple period found in the Tel Lachish National Park, at the Israel Antiquities Authority offices in Jerusalem, September 28, 2016.

Israel’s archaeologists unearth evidence of Hannukah stories

Weapons, burnt wooden beams and dozens of coins were also found at the structure

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Michal Haber stands at the ancient ruins of Amuda, near the village of Amazya on November 30, 2017.

Archeologists shed light on how ancient Assyrians conquered Lachish

'The questions we wanted to answer were, how did they build this massive ramp?' says Professor Garfinkel