Tag archive for ‘Israeli archeology’
Annette Landes-Nager, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, with one of the coins. credit Maxim Dinstein, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Jewish Business News On Sunday, March 19th, 2017

A 1,400 Year Old Coin Hoard Was Discovered in Israeli Excavations

    A cache of nine bronze coins from the end of the Byzantine period (seventh century CE) was discovered in salvage excavations that the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted as part of widening Highway More...

Archaeologists Fragments of jars that contained stolen scrolls. (Casey L. Olson and Oren Gutfeld)
Jewish Business News On Thursday, February 9th, 2017

12th Cave of Dead Sea Scrolls From the Second Temple Period Discovered

12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered in Israel In a surprising discovery Israeli researchers have revealed a new cave on the cliffs west of Qumran, that they say once held Dead Sea Scrolls. With the discovery More...

Engraving of a seven-branched menorah. Photographic credit Saʽar Ganor,  Israel Antiquities Authority.
Jewish Business News On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Surprise: Engravings Menorah and a Cross From Second Temple Period Discovered During Hanukkah and Christmas Holidays

  An ancient engravings of a seven-branched menorah and a cross were discovered on the walls of the cistern, incised in chalk bedrock, this weekend by hikers exploring a water cistern in the Judean Shephelah. Last More...

Ilan Shavit On Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Computer Scientists Solve Mystery of the Ein Gedi Scroll by ‘Virtual Unwrapping’

  When in 1970, archaeologists excavating a site near the Dead Sea in Israel of an ancient synagogue, they dug up a 1, 500-year-old cylindrical lump of charcoal that looked like the remains of a scroll. The More...

temple-mount-sifting-project-3000-year-old-seal-king-david  rare seal,   dating back to the time of King David,   sheds news light on the era. (Photo Zachi Dvira Temple Mount Sifting Project)
Tal Barkai On Monday, August 15th, 2016

Destruction of Both Temples Supported by Archaeological Findings

For nearly two thousand years, Jews have mourned the destruction of the Temples. They have traditionally relied on the account of the First Temple’s destruction as told in the Bible and the external accounts More...

Photo: Japanese delegation to Tel Reches Remins dated back to the 1st century inside the synagogue discovered at Tel Reches (Photo Dr. Motti Aviam)
Yitzhak Tessler On Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Galilee

A synagogue dating back to the end of the Second Temple Era was discovered on the Tel Recheš Peak in the Galilee last week in a rare and unique archaeological find. Last Tuesday, an excavation team discovered, More...

creditsphotos  TSAFRIR ABAYOVLEON LEVY EXPEDITION 10th-9th century BC burial in the excavation of the Philistine cemetery by the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon
Lilach Weissman On Sunday, July 10th, 2016

3000-Years-Old Bones at Philistine Cemetery in Israel Shed New Light on Goliath’s People

  A huge Philistine cemetery some 3000-years-old has been found in southern Israel, in the Mediterranean seaport of Ashkelon. For the first time the undisturbed graves for more then 150 individual of More...

6 Israel Antiquities Authority Rare Cache of Silver Coins Dating to the Hasmonean Period Discovered in Modi‘in  A coin of Antiochus VII against the background of the rest of the coins that were exposed – studio photograph: Clara Amit.
Jewish Business News On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

A Rare Cache of Silver Coins Dating to the Hasmonean Period Was Discovered in Modi‘In

  The Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) revealed on Tuesday that it unearthed a hoard of silver coins from the Hasmonean period (126 BCE) back in April, during ongoing excavations near Modi’in with More...

Tel Aviv University team finds priceless collection of fabric in Timna Valley,   believed site of King Solomon's mines.
Jewish Business News On Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

First Textiles From King David Era Discovered at Timna Copper Mines

  A team of archaeologists, led by Tel Aviv University’s Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef, has discovered over 100 pieces of cloths dating to the 10th century BCE, the era of King David and his son Solomon. The More...

Do you know what this is Photo by Israel Antiquities Authority
Jewish Business News On Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Facebook Users Solve Mystery Of ‘Antique’ Golden Artifact

Just about every stone turned in Israel leads archaeologists on an adventure back through time to find out the origins of an unearthed artifact and what it was used for. Six months ago, the Israel Antiquities More...


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