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Spectacular 1,500-year-old mosaic exposed
12 May 2013
The hall’s impressive opening and the breathtaking mosaic that adorns its floor suggest that the structure was a public building.
Second Temple Era quarry revealed in excavations
08 May 2013
An enormous quarry, dating to the Second Temple Period, was exposed in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Ritual bath from Second Temple period revealed
10 Apr 2013
In an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted in the Kiryat Menachem neighborhood of Jerusalem, a rare ritual bath (mikve) was exposed that dates to the late Second Temple period.
Sea of Galilee: Perfect for Christian pilgrimage
24 Mar 2013
Jesus of Nazareth grew up in the verdant area near the Sea of Galilee. Modern visitors can see the places where his ministry flourished.
World’s first King Herod exhibition
13 Feb 2013
The Herod the Great exhibition at Israel Museum opens to the public today amid significant international media interest.
Archaeological Excavations in Israel 2013
01 Feb 2013
The excavation details below been published by the archaeologists in charge of the individual expeditions.
Archaeological archive of Israel being scanned and placed online
16 Jan 2013
Data on all of the activity of the archeological entities in Israel is being computerized and will go online. Tens of thousands of documents and photographs of Akko and Jerusalem from 1919-1948 are already available.
Temple and sacred vessels from Biblical times discovered at Tel Motza
26 Dec 2012
The finds, dated to the early monarchic period and including pottery figurines of men and horses, provide rare testimony of a ritual cult in the Jerusalem region at the beginning of the period of the monarchy.
IAA launches Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
19 Dec 2012
Hundreds of manuscripts made up of thousands of fragments-discovered from 1947 and until the early 1960's in the Judean Desert along the western shore of the Dead Sea-are now available to the public online.
Architectural gems of Israel
22 Nov 2012
Israel’s long history and eclectic building styles have resulted in a showcase of architectural beauty.
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