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Engravings of a Menorah & a Cross were Discovered

A rare and intriguing discovery was revealed this weekend by hikers exploring a water cistern in the Judean Shephelah: on the walls of the cistern, which is hewn in Menorah and a Cross chalk bedrock,...

A Stone Bowl with a Rare Hebrew Inscription – “Hyrcanus”

“Hyrcanus” was a common name at that time, as well as the name of two of the leaders of the Hasmonean dynasty According to researchers, "This is one of the earliest examples of the appearance...

A Document with the Name of Jerusalem – First Temple Preiod

In a complex enforcement operation, inspectors of the Israel Antiquities Authority seized a papyrus that includes the earliest reference to Jerusalem in an extra-biblical document, which is written in ancient Hebrew script and dates to...

From Here the Romans Breached Jerusalem’s City Wall…

Impressive and fascinating evidence of the battlefield and the breaching of the Third Wall that surrounded Jerusalem at the end of the Second Temple period was uncovered last winter in the Russian Compound in the...

Mad about Jerusalem…

Each year, over 40 first-time visitors to the city develop Jerusalem Syndrome and demonstrate psychosis. So what is it all about?It's 1992. I am a guide standing with a group of soldiers on the path...

Ancient Artifacts were Seized during a Raid on a Shop…

The Israel Antiquities Authority’s Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery: an indictment will soon be filed against the shop owner.Bronze arrowheads, coins bearing the names of the Hasmoneans rulers, special vessels for storing perfumes...

A Rare Cache of Silver Coins Dating to the Hasmonean Period

Alongside the wall of an agricultural estate in an excavation of the Israel Antiquities Authority. The excavation is being carried out prior to the construction of a new neighborhood at the initiative of the Modi‘in-Maccabim-Re‘ut municipalityA hoard...

Excavate the Judean Desert Caves and Save the Scrolls

The plan’s first excavation is currently underway in the Cave of the Skulls in Nahal Tse'elim, with the assistance of numerous volunteers Israel Hasson, director-general of the Israel Antiquities Authority, "We plan on saving our...

A Flourishing Muslim City – Ramla’s Economy in the Middle Ages

It was founded as the political and administrative capital of the district (“Jund” in Arabic) of Palestine during the reign of Caliph Al-Walid ibn Abd al-Malik who ruled 715-705 CE (96-86 AH) by his brother...

The Hoard of Gold Coins Along Highway 431 – Ramleh

Ramla was for a time main district of Palestine. It is one of the oldest cities in Israel that has remained inhabited from the Middle Ages to the present. For most of the duration of...

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