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Illustration - Des archéologues sur un site de fouilles dans la ville centrale de Yavne, le 29 novembre 2021

Israel: 1,500-year-old nunnery uncovered during IDF drill

Several female skeletons were found at the site during previous excavation

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Mount Zion, a Benedictine Basilica built over the site where Virgin Mary is said to have fallen asleep for the last time, in Jerusalem's Old City, on January 15, 2021.

Neolithic arrowhead the oldest artifact found in Jerusalem

The arrowhead’s only imperfection is a slightly blunted tip, but its sides remain razor-sharp

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This picture taken at the office of Israel's Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem on July 26, 2022 shows a 1850-year-old rare coin depicting the moon goddess recently recovered from the sea off the Carmel coast in the northern city of Haifa, Israel.

Bronze coin dating back nearly 2,000 years found on Israeli beach

It was the first time such relic was found in Israeli waters

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View of the cityscape in Tel Aviv, Israel, on December 12, 2020.

Routes uncovered: Tel Aviv's hidden gems of antiquity

Ancient treasures can be found across the modern Mediterranean metropolis

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Vue de la ville d'Ashkelon, dans le sud d'Israël, le 29 mars 2022.

Roman statues put on display at Tel Ashkelon Park nearly a century after discovery

Excavations of the site were held in 1920-1922 during the British Mandate

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A worker cleans a restored Roman-era mosaic ahead of its display in its hometown ahead of the inauguration of the Shelby White & Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Archaeological Center, in Lod, central Israel, June 23, 2022.

Israeli museum housing massive Roman-era mosaic inaugurated

Dedication ceremony held for Shelby White and Leon Levy Mosaic Lod Archeological Center

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The remains of the ancient rural mosque near Bedouin city of Rahat. The announcement of discovering a rare ancient 1,200 years-old rural mosque was made on July 18, 2019.

Israel: Archeologists discover second of the world’s earliest rural mosques

Both mosques are located in the same Bedouin town of Rahat

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Millennium Olive trees at the Franciscan Hermitage of Gethsemane in the Mount of Olives, just outside Jerusalem's Old City, Israel, on October 21, 2017.

Israeli researchers discover olive trees domesticated 7,000 years ago

“This is the earliest evidence for cultivation of a fruit tree”

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Archeology
Aerial view of uncovered Hellenistic-era farmstead near Nahal Arbel in the Galilee region of northern Israel.

Israel: 2,100-year-old farmstead found in Galilee

Archaeologists suspect family fled the farm in a hurry, possibly from 'threat of a military attack'

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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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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'