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Israel Museum's 'Herod the Great' show
27 Feb 2014
World's first exhibition on the life and legacy of Herod the Great, a grand builder and megalomaniac who died in 4 BCE.
2,300-year-old village discovered near "Burma Road"
18 Feb 2014
The remnants of a rural settlement that was occupied for approximately two centuries during the Second Temple Period were uncovered from August 2013 – January 2014.
300,000-year-old hearth found in Qesem Cave
27 Jan 2014
These findings help us to fix an important turning point in the development of human culture – that in which humans first began to regularly use fire both for cooking meat and as a focal point for social gatherings.
Byzantine church with splendid mosaic discovered
22 Jan 2014
The discovery was made during a salvage excavation as part of development work by the Israel Land Authority prior to the construction of a new neighborhood
2,000-year-old fabrics dyed with murex snail extract
31 Dec 2013
The fabrics identified by Dr. Na‘ama Sukenik of the Israel Antiquities Authority represent the most prestigious colors in antiquity: indigo, purple and crimson, which are mentioned in Jewish sources.
Caesarea's Ancient Times Festival
30 Dec 2013
The Ancient Times Festival recreates Roman times in Caesarea, with fun for the whole family.
Beit She’an – the modern and the ancient
26 Dec 2013
One of Israel’s oldest cities, Beit She’an is a place where you can visit vast Roman ruins in the morning and then go to McDonald’s for lunch.
Hasmonean period building uncovered in Jerusalem
03 Dec 2013
Josephus 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 revealed
25 Nov 2013
The 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 2014
05 Nov 2013
The 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.
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