History Revealed through Archeology
Israel National Treasures artifacts accessible online21 Oct 2014The site, which currently comprises some 5,700 artifacts, contains hi-resolution images from the collections of the National Treasures, ranging from the Paleolithic period until the Ottoman period.
Inscription dedicated to Hadrian found in Jerusalem21 Oct 2014A rare find of tremendous historical significance was discovered in Jerusalem: a fragment of a stone engraved with an official Latin inscription dedicated to the Roman emperor Hadrian.
Archaeological Excavations in Israel 201519 Oct 2014Many archaeologists enlist volunteer help on their digs. Usually, no previous experience is necessary. This list of digs in Israel which accept volunteers is compiled by the Israel Foreign Ministry as a service to the public.
Ancient ritual bath exposed at Ha-Ela Junction07 Oct 2014An ancient ritual bath and graffiti left by Australian soldiers during the Second World War were exposed at Ha-Ela Junction.
Israel Museum displays rare Byzantine antiquities30 Sep 2014A rare cache of Byzantine-era antiquities discovered in 2013, including the largest gold medallion with Judaic symbols known in existence, are on public display for the first time in a focused exhibition at The Israel Museum.
Touring Tiberias23 Sep 2014‘We have something for every faith and every kind of person who comes here,’ says the city’s US-born hotel association director.
Byzantine oil & wine press, mosaics in Bet Shemesh18 Sep 2014Clues to the world hidden underground resulted in an extensive archaeological excavation that exposed prosperous life dating to the Byzantine period which was previously unknown, including a large oil press in a rare state of preservation.
Hoard of coins from Great Revolt discovered05 Aug 2014The hoard, kept in a ceramic money box, included 114 bronze coins from the Year Four of the Great Revolt against the Romans, which led to the destruction of the Temple on Tisha B’Av (the ninth day of the month of Av) c. 2,000 years ago today
Rare seal of the Monastery of St. Sabas excavated27 May 2014St. Sabas, or according to his Syriac name, Mar Saba, was one of the most important and influential leaders of the Christian monastic movement developing in the Judean Desert during the Byzantine period.
Jerusalem's Crusader history revealed14 May 2014Count De Piellat adorned the walls of the hospital and its ceiling with huge paintings portraying Crusader knights in their armor and wearing swords. Alongside these giant figures he painted the heraldry of the French knights’ families.