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The section of the ancient city wall of Jerusalem recently unearthed at the City of David National Park. Credit: Kobi Harati/City of David.

‘Missing’ section of wall defending Jerusalem prior to Babylonian conquest unearthed in Old City

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Archaeological excavations at the City of David National Park in the Old City of Jerusalem have unearthed the remains of an Iron Age city wall, constructed in the First Temple era, which was designed...
An ancient amulet that was found 40 years ago in the Galilee and recently handed over to the National Treasures Center. Credit: Dafna Gazit/Israel Antiquities Authority.

Pendant warding off ‘evil eye’ may shed light on Jewish life in Talmudic period

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An ancient pendant that was just handed over to Israel’s National Treasures Center by a family member of the woman who found it 40 years ago near the ruins of an ancient synagogue on...
The mosaic flooring, unearthed in 2021 in Yavne, will go on display at the city's cultural center. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

1,600-year-old mosaic pavement unearthed in central Israel to be placed on display

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A 1,600-year-old mosaic pavement that was uncovered recently in Yavne in central Israel will be placed on display at the city’s cultural center, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Monday. The project is a...
The Apollonia Fortress in Herzliya, Israel. Credit: Alla Khananashvili via Shutterstock.

Ten fabulous fortresses in Israel

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When you think of Israel, castles aren’t the first thing that comes to mind, which is a shame considering that the country boasts some truly magnificent ones. Some date back thousands of years, while...
The Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum. Photo by Danya Belkin.

Ten of the most beautiful buildings in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem is full of beautiful buildings—everywhere you walk, both old and new, religious and secular, ancient and modern. While everyone has favorites, ISRAEL21c chose these 10 to best represent a variety of unique structures from different eras. The...
The mosaic at the fifth century Beit Alpha synagogue in northern Israel. Photo by Boaz Eshkol.

Nine magnificent ancient mosaics of Israel

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For such a small country, Israel sure boasts a huge number of ancient mosaics—some 7,000 of them, to be precise. And those are just the ones that have been discovered and registered, with new archaeological...
The 2,000-year-old mikveh discovered in the Lower Galilee, as it is about to be airlifted to Kibbut Hannaton on Sept. 30, 2020. Credit: Yaniv Berman/Israel Antiquities Authority.

2,000-year-old ritual bath airlifted from Galilee highway to nearby kibbutz

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An ancient mikveh (ritual bath) uncovered at the construction site of a highway interchange in the Lower Galilee was transferred today to nearby Kibbutz Hannaton. The 2,000-year-old mikveh, which was discovered during salvage archaeological excavations...