History Revealed through Archeology
Hasmonean period building uncovered in Jerusalem03 Dec 2013Josephus wrote about Hasmonean Jerusalem but it is only now that remains of a building from the Hasmonean period (2nd century BCE) are being unearthed from this period in the city’s history in excavations by the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Thousands of years of human development revealed25 Nov 2013The large excavation by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Judean Plain prior to widening Highway 38 revealed the first 10,000 year old building to be discovered in the area and a cluster of rare axes.
Archaeological Excavations in Israel 201405 Nov 2013The excavation details have been published by the archaeologists in charge of the individual expeditions. This is a preliminary list. Additional digs will be added as the information becomes available.
King Solomon’s copper mines could really be his22 Oct 2013New data shows that the copper mines of the Timna Valley were in fact from the time of King Solomon, contrary to prior assumptions.
Archeological study reveals ancient climate crisis22 Oct 2013A recent TAU Institute of Archaeology study reveals that an ancient climate crisis brought about the collapse of the great empires of the Bronze Age.
Golden treasure found at foot of Temple Mount09 Sep 2013“A breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime discovery” - At the foot of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar discovered 36 gold coins, gold and silver jewelry, and a gold medallion etched with a menorah.
Take a Tel-Aviv University history course on-line28 Aug 2013During the upcoming academic year, TAU will be offering two on-line history courses within the framework of Coursera - an education company that offers courses online for anyone to take, for free.
2700 year-old Hebrew inscription in City of David19 Aug 2013While not complete, the inscription presents us with the name of a seventh century BCE figure, providing us with a connection to the people living in Jerusalem at the end of the First Temple period.
Impressive finds at Philistine Ashdod harbor15 Aug 2013A system of fortifications dating to the 8th century BCE and the remains of buildings were uncovered at Tel Ashdod-Yam, the harbor of the Philistine city of Ashdod, in the first excavation season by the Tel Aviv University Institute of Archaeology.
History's garbage dump07 Aug 2013Researchers from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University are examining what 400 Byzantine coins, 200 Samaritan lamps, an ancient ring with an inscription and gold jewelry were doing in a refuse pit from the Byzantine period.