Jerusalem Anecdotes

Blood vengeance in ancient times has been discovered in Jerusalem hills

Skull slashed by a sword and palm bones from approximately 1,000 years ago discovered in a cave in the Jerusalem hills Researchers: "We've discovered the earliest evidence of blood vengeance" Research to be presented tomorrow ...

The Napolitano Christmas Manger

  "6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,  7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there...

One Thousand Year Old Eggplant Discovered in Jerusalem

A 1,100-year-old refuse pit found in Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in the Jerusalem Walls National Park reveals dietary habits in the Early Islamic periodWhen did eggplants first arrive in Israel? A 1,100-year-old refuse pit, discovered...

New discoveries in the Western Wall Tunnels

 An ancient Roman theater-like structure was exposed for the first time. The dramatic discoveries will be presented to the public for the first time at the conference titled “New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and...

Remains of decapitated toads found in a jar

 Intriguing Evidence of Burial Customs in the Canaanite Period Uncovered near the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo Remains of decapitated toads found in a jar in a 4,000-year-old tomb The research will be presented to the public for the...

A collection of seals which bear ancient Hebrew inscriptions…

BUREAUCRACY AND CLERKS FROM THE PAST:A collection of seals (bullae) from the late First Temple period, discovered in the City of David excavations, shed light on the bureaucracy and officials of ancient Jerusalem.Who was Achiav...

Ancient inscription unearthed near the Damascus Gate

A 1,500 year old mosaic floor, with a Greek inscription, was discovered this summer following groundwork for Partner communications cable infrastructures near the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.The intact discovery surprised and...

Evidence of the Babylonian Destruction Found in Jerusalem

Evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians has recently been unearthed in the City of David in excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority at the Jerusalem Walls National Park,...

Evidence of the Last Battle from 2,000 Years Ago

Arrowheads and stone ballista balls, among other things, will be presented for the first timeOn the occasion of Jerusalem Day and the jubilee celebrations commemorating the reunification of the city, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the...

Six-Day War artifacts in the Temple Mount Soil

“The Temple Mount is in our Hands” –  The artifacts tell the story of the unification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.Broadcasted on the army radio network, nothing is more symbolic of the unification of Jerusalem...

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