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A prehistoric shark tooth found in Jerusalem’s City of David. Photo by Omri Lernau.

Why were dinosaur-era shark teeth found in Jerusalem dig?

Scientists at Jerusalem’s City of David happened upon an unusual finding recently, when they discovered an ancient cache of 29 shark teeth while excavating the basement of a 2,900-year-old home on the site. Strangely enough, the teeth...
A rare bronze oil lamp, shaped like a grotesque face cut in half, was recently discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David National Park. May 5, 2021. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

‘Lucky’ bronze Roman-era oil lamp unearthed in Jerusalem

A rare bronze oil lamp, shaped like a grotesque face cut in half, was recently discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David National Park, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday. The lamp—described by...
The village of Mukhmas and al-'Aliliyat cliffs

Bar-Ilan University archaeologist: Rare, engraved menorah discovered on tomb façade could date back to...

In the 1980s, during a survey initiated by the Staff Office for Archaeology in Judea and Samaria, a graffito of a seven-branched menorah at the entrance to a tomb on the outskirts of the...

Rare Bar Kochba-era coin discovered at foot of Temple Mount

In honor of Lag B’Omer, a Jewish holiday commemorating the life of anti-Roman Torah sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) on Monday revealed the discovery of a rare bronze coin...
A view of the archaeological digging site of the City of David near the Old City of Jerusalem on March 31, 2019. Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Fearing ‘end of world is near,’ Israeli returns stolen 2,000-year-old City of David artifact

An Israeli citizen who fears the world is ending amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic recently returned to Jerusalem’s City of David National Park a 2,000-year-old catapult stone he stole 15 years ago. “The time has...
Aerial view of the archaeological site at Khirbet a-Ra’i, where researchers believe they have located the biblical city of Ziklag. Source: Emil Alagem/Israel Antiquities Authority.

Archaeologists announce discovery of the biblical city of Ziklag

The Israeli Antiquities Authority, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia, have announced the discovery of what they believe is the biblical city of Ziklag, the Philistine city in which according...
Professor Aren Maeir, from Bar-Ilan University’s Land of Israel studies and archaeology, models an ancient vessel and the new, recreated beer. Credit: Eliana Rudee.

A pint from the past: Israeli scientists resurrect yeast from ancient beer jugs to...

Israeli scientists have recently provided a pint-sized glimpse into what it may have been like to have cocktails with Cleopatra and beer with the Pharaoh. This week, in a joint effort between the Hebrew University,...
The remains of hundreds of Second Temple-era Jews near Jericho. Source: Regavim.

Ancient Jewish remains, violated by looters, given proper burial near Jericho

Hundreds of people arrived in Kfar Adumim on Tuesday to attend the reinterment of the remains of hundreds of Second Temple-era Jews whose burial cave near Jericho was destroyed by looters. The remains were found...