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 History Revealed through Archeology

  • New archaeological finds at Hippos-Sussita

    20 Nov 2014
    Archeologists uncovered a skeleton of a woman with a dove-shaped pendant under a collapsed roof. They also found a large muscular marble leg and artillery ammunition from 2,000 years ago, silent evidence of a large earthquake in 363 CE.
  • Dig Quest: Israel

    20 Nov 2014
    The Dead Sea Scrolls, the most important archaeological discovery of the 20th century, are now available on your iPhone and iPad as the Israel Antiquities Authority launches its first App featuring archaeology games and puzzles for kids.
  • Tower of David opens Kishle and moat to public

    12 Nov 2014
    The Tower of David Museum invites the general public to come, enjoy and explore the moat and the Kishle building which will be open for the first time to the general public since it has been renovated.
  • Archaeological Excavations in Israel 2015

    02 Nov 2014
    Many 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.
  • Israel National Treasures artifacts accessible online

    21 Oct 2014
    The 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 Jerusalem

    21 Oct 2014
    A 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.
  • Ancient ritual bath exposed at Ha-Ela Junction

    07 Oct 2014
    An 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 antiquities

    30 Sep 2014
    A 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 Tiberias

    23 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 Shemesh

    18 Sep 2014
    Clues 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.
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