#archeology

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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 | 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 | 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.

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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.

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.

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Finding North America’s lost medieval city

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

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.

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?