History | Archeology

The Archeology of Tel Lachish and the Stories It Tells

Mentioned extensively in the book of Joshua, the city is fascinating as it is ancient.

Politics | Opinion

Don't let the Palestinians erase the Jewish history of Israel

Joshua’s battle over Jericho is ancient history but there is an important battle to fight today – combating the replacement of Jewish history by the Palestinian narrative in UNESCO

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

'Perfectly Preserved' Glassware Recovered From 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck

The Roman vessel may have sunk while transporting glass from the Middle East to France

Politics | Media Bias

Reuters Parrots Palestinian Historical Revisionism in Archaeology Report

In its brief report on a recent archaeological discovery in Gaza, Reuters not only reported the facts but also uncritically provided a platform for inane

News | Interesting Links

Treasured artifact from 2,800 years ago reveals written references to the biblical King David

Researchers have confirmed that a stone artifact from more than 2,800 years ago has written references to King David in the Bible. The Mesha Stele, also known as the Moabite Stone, dates back to approximately 840 BC. The 3-foot tall stone slab of black ba

History | Archeology

Researchers verify written records of biblical King David found off Dead Sea coast

The Mesha Stele, a basalt stone slab discovered in 1868 east of the Dead Sea that has provided historians the largest source of the Moabite language to date - Click the link for more details.

History | Archeology

Israel to Excavate Biblical Pool From King Hezekiah’s Times

The pool was constructed some 2,700 years ago during the reign of King Hezekiah and was part of the city’s water system.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Discovery on Par with Qumran Scrolls: King Hezekiah’s Inscriptions

The discovery presents a breakthrough in the study of the history of Israel in the biblical period.

History | Archeology

Proof of biblical kings of Israel, Judah deciphered on rock inscriptions

Detailed inscriptions of 8th-century BCE Judean King Hezekiah discovered in ‘monumental’ archaeological discovery.


Silver Coins Dating to Maccabean Revolt Found in Judean Desert

A cache of silver coins hidden some 2,200 years ago in the Judean Desert and discovered in May 2022. Photo: …

History | Archeology

2,200-year-old coin hoard gives hard proof of Book of Maccabees, say archaeologists

Trove of silver coins -- two months' average salary -- documents bloody persecution preceding the famous Hanukkah revolt when Jews fled to the desert, as written in I Maccabees 2:29

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Rare First Temple-period document repatriated to Israel

The “Ishmael Papyrus,” which had been in Montana since 1965, was tracked down by the Israel Antiquities Authority

History | Archeology

New Archaeological Discoveries Confirm Ancient Connection of Israel to the Jewish People (AGAIN)

An ancient farmstead uncovered in the Galilee. Photo: Assaf Peretz / Israel Antiquities Authority. The State of Israel might only …

History | Archeology

1,600-Year-Old Mosaic Depicting Biblical Heroines Found in Ancient Synagogue in Israel

The Israelite commander Barak depicted in a mosaic in the ancient Huqoq synagogue in northern Israel. Photo: Jim Haberman The …

History | Archeology

New Segment of the Ancient Low-Level Aqueduct to Jerusalem Exposed

The aqueduct was the main source of water supply to Jerusalem consecutively for 2000 years. IAA to host public without cost at the archaeological excavation in Armon Hanatziv as well as in several other fascinating archaeological sites in the city.

History | Archeology

2,100-Year-Old Farmstead Found in Israel’s Galilee

The ancient farmstead uncovered in the Galilee. Photo: Assaf Peretz / Israel Antiquities Authority. i24 News – Archaeologists from the …

History | Archeology

Archaeology proves Jews are indigenous to the Land of Israel

As early as the 19th century, excavations discovered definitive connections of Jews to Israel as far back as 3000 years ago.Op-ed.

History | Archeology

Ancient Hasmonean artifacts found in east Jerusalem at end of Hanukkah

The items were examined by officials of the Israel Antiquities Authority, and the suspect was arrested and taken in for questioning.

History | Archeology

Israeli Archaeologists Just Unearthed A 2,100-Year-Old Fortress That Provides ‘Tangible Evidence’ Of The Hanukkah Story

Unearthed in the ancient city of Maresha, the 2,100-year-old fortress was destroyed by Jewish warriors rebelling against the Seleucids.

History | Archeology

Has the location of Noah’s Ark finally been proven using 3D scans? - The Jerusalem Post

The Torah tells us that the Ark landed on the hills of Mt. Ararat, a dormant volcano near the east border of Turkey. The Durupinar site is approximately 30 km south of that mountain.

History | Archeology

3,000-year-old inscription bearing name of biblical judge found in Israel - The Jerusalem Post

The inscription features the name "Jerubbaal," a Jewish leader from the Book of Judges, as well as dates from around 1,100 BCE.

History | Archeology

Jewish History: The Israeli woman to whom the stones spoke

Eilat Mazar, 64, helped uncover the truth about Jerusalem’s past and King David’s realm. Her critics never forgave her for it, but her achievements made Jewish history.

History | Archeology

Ancient cloth with Bible's purple dye found in Israel, dated to King David's era

3 scraps from 1,000 BCE, earliest such finds in region, point to Edomite kingdom described in Bible; vibrant and lasting 'royal' dye, mark of the elite, comes from murex sea snails

History | History

Gold coin stash from time of Henry VIII found in English garden

While weeding in their garden, a family discovered a hoard of gold coins dating back to the 1400s.

History | History

Special vessels show Jewish continuity in Israel after Roman destruction

The use of chalkstones vessels did not stop with the destruction of city in the second century CE as previously thought, but continued in the Galilee for at least two more centuries.

History | Archeology

Earliest known stone carving of Hebrew word 'Jerusalem' found near city entrance

Unearthed in what was an artisan’s village 2.5 km from ancient Temple, inscribed column from 100 BCE features Aramaic, Hebrew, two of the languages used by Jerusalemites of the era

News | News

Jewish group wants remote archaeological sites included in sovereignty bid

The Israeli government is facing calls from campaigners to declare sovereignty over ancient Jewish ruins on land in Judea and

History | Archeology

‘Year 2 of freedom’: Rare Coin from Bar-Kochba Revolt Discovered at the Foot of the Temple Mount

By: Aryeh Savir A rare coin from the from Bar-Kochba Revolt, the Jews’ revolt against the Roman Empire in 132-136 CE, was recently discovered by Israeli archeologists at the foot of the Temple Mount, north of the City of David. The rare bronze coin, dis

History | Archeology

Seal of First Temple-era royal steward found in Jerusalem

A 2,600-year old bulla (seal) bearing a Hebrew name was uncovered recently in earth excavated in 2013 from beneath Robinson’s

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Mystery of the Himalayas’ Skeleton Lake Just Got Weirder

Every summer, hundreds of ancient bones emerge from the ice. A new genetic study helps explain how they got there.

History | Archeology

UNC Charlotte Team Discovers Evidence of the Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem | Jewish & Israel News

An archeological dig in the Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun. The director of the archaeological team excavating Mount …

News | News

Daniel Goldshmidt - 2019 Israel Archeology Survey

Daniel Goldshmidt – 2019 Israel Archeology Survey Israel has been the home of people of many different cultures and beliefs for 1 1/2 million years, the cradle 0f three monotheistic religions. and the birthplace of the Bible  This aricletwill cover

News | News

Benjamin Netanyahu: Archaelogy proves Palestinians not native to Israel

“There’s no connection between the ancient Philistines & the modern Palestinians, whose ancestors came from the Arabian Peninsula to the Land of Israel thousands of years later,” Netanyahu tweeted.

Music | Music

Woodstock ‘Took on a Life of its Own,’ Recent Archaeological Survey Reveals

The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival is fast approaching, and though the iconic cultural event still resides within living memory, the site is now the subject of archaeological inquiry. As new research shows, Woodstock was more even more c

History | Archeology

IDF Paratroopers Accidentally Uncover Ancient Guard Tower from time of King Hezekiah

IDF soldiers connected with their Biblical counterparts when they took part in an archaeological dig, uncovering a guard tower from the era of King Hezekiah

History | Archeology

How Ancient Coins and Seals Prove the Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

In the face of Palestinian attempts to deny the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, ancient coins and seals prove Jewish historical ties to the holy city.

History | Archeology

2000 Year Old Jewish Settlement Unearthed in Beer Sheva | The Jewish Press | 28 Adar II

The excavation discovered for the first time evidence of Jewish daily life in the ancient city.

History | Archeology

Hasmonean-Era Village Discovered, Proof of Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

Archaeological excavations at the Hasmonean village in Sharafat. Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority. JNS.org – A large Hasmonean-era Jewish agricultural village was …

History | Archeology

Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew 'Jerusalem' inscription - Jerusalem Post

The find is the first written evidence of the name "Jerusalem" found on a column drum dating from the Herodian period.

History | Archeology

Recently uncovered Jewish Revolt coin shows rebels aware of impending disaster

Minted on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple, coin discovered in City of David excavations reads, 'For the Redemption of Zion'

History | Archeology

Archeology is changing the (sur)face of Jerusalem - Jerusalem Post

Archaeology provides the most powerful proof of the authenticity of Jewish history and the connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel, and particularly, Jerusalem.

History | Archeology

ToI asks the experts: What are the most important finds of Israeli archaeology? | The Times of Israel

From Dead Sea Scrolls to space-age tech, the dramatic history of the ever-developing field is indelibly entwined with that of the nation itself

History | Archeology

Seal from First Temple Period found at Kotel supports biblical accounts - Israel News - Jerusalem Post

The new find supports the biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of Jerusalem 2,700 years ago, says archeologist.

History | Archeology

Netanyahu intervenes to save Temple Mount sifting project

Days after archaeological site said it would close for lack of cash, PM steps in, saying funding will continue

History | Archeology

Hebrew University archaeologists find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave

"This exciting excavation is the closest we’ve come to discovering new Dead Sea scrolls in 60 years," says researcher.

History | Archeology

As U.N. Ignores Jewish Ties to Holy Site, Israel Produces Ancient Evidence - NYTimes.com

As Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, approved a resolution on Wednesday that ignored a Jewish connection to an ancient, hotly contested holy site in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority produced a rare papyrus fragment from the seventh century B.C., written in ancient Hebrew, that mentions Jerusalem by name.

News | News

Arab Residents of Jericho Loot Ancient Tombs, Defile Graves

Ancient burial caves on the outskirts of Jericho, dating back to the Second Temple period. Photo: Yedidya Neeman. JNS.org – On …

History | Archeology

Jerusalem: Amazing Biblical archaeological finds in City of David

Two minuscule 2,600-year-old inscriptions recently uncovered in the City of David’s Givati Parking Lot excavation are vastly enlarging the understanding of ancient Jerusalem in the late 8th century.

News | Interesting Links

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely - The New York Times

Genetic analysis of bones discovered in a Siberian cave hints that the prehistoric world may have been filled with “hybrid” humans.

History | Archeology

The mixed prayer section at the Wall is an archaeological disaster

The choice of the specific location to build mixed prayer section in Jerusalem's Western Wall will bury priceless Jewish archaeological excavation.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

6 Priceless Treasures Lost in Shipwrecks | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

History | History

8 Amazing Things Discovered During the Expansion of the London Underground

Europe’s largest engineering project uncovered countless historic treasures, ranging from bones to Tudor bowling balls.

News | Interesting Links

In the DNA of an ancient infant, scientists find traces of the very first Americans - LA Times

All Native American ancestry can be traced to the same source population from a single migration event. Scientists came to this conclusion by analyzing the DNA of a baby girl who lived in Alaska about 11,500 years ago.

News | Interesting Links

Finding North America’s lost medieval city

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

Archaeologists discover 18th century pub full of untouched bottles of brandy

Archaeologists have uncovered a forgotten 200-year-old pub beneath the city of Manchester, England. And the best part? It still has full, untouched bottles of brandy inside

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Modern Technology Unlocks Secrets of a Damaged Biblical Scroll - The New York Times

Experts using a computer imaging program have virtually unwrapped a charred ancient scroll and recovered a fragment of the authoritative text of the Hebrew Bible.

History | History

Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt | World news | The Guardian

Exclusive: Perfectly preserved HMS Terror vessel sank during disastrous expedition led by British explorer Sir John Franklin

News | That's News to Me

Woolly mammoth found in Michigan field by farmer | abc7chicago.com

A woolly mammoth skeleton was discovered by a farmer and his friend in a Michigan soybean field.

History | History

Surprising Mosaics Revealed in Ancient Synagogue in Israel

Archaeologists puzzle over depictions of dancers, elephants, and a mysterious figure that may be Alexander the Great.

News | News

Final deliberations commence on controversial east Jerusalem archeology center

Proposed Kedem Center receives widespread support from mayor Barkat and international luminaries, is condemned by left-wing NGO as ‘Judiaizing’ east Jerusalem.

History | History

WWII Aircraft Carrier Is Found 'Amazingly Intact' On Ocean Floor Near San Francisco : The Two-Way : NPR

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now, 64 years after it was scuttled, the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.

History | History

Ancient rock adds evidence of King David’s existence | The Times of Israel

Stone slab with earliest reference to House of David, on display at Met, said to be 'one of the most important Biblical artifacts ever found'

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Largest Stone Block From Antiquity Found : Discovery News

The 2,000-year-old stone block was likely cut to be used in a temple, but was abandoned because it was unsuitable for transporting.

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In Syria and Iraq, Trying to Protect a Heritage at Risk - NYTimes.com

Antiquities guardians around the world are asking themselves if it’s better to raise the alarm about what’s in harm’s way — or keep quiet to avoid the militants’ gaze?

History | History

Stunning mosaic found at ancient Galilee synagogue | The Times of Israel

Team of archaeologists uncovers unprecedented non-biblical figures in decorations at Huqoq, a 5th-century Jewish village

History | History

ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq

Iraqi antiquities officials are calling on the Obama administration to save Nineveh and other sites around jihadist-occupied Mosul. But are drone strikes really the answer?