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The Davidson Center Archaeological Park, adjacent to Jerusalem's Western Wall. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Archeologists find evidence of Jerusalem earthquake described in Bible

Archeologists have uncovered in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem the first evidence of the capital being hit with an earthquake that was mentioned in the Bible, reported i24News. According to the first verse of...
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

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...
The inscription found in southern Israel on an ancient jug. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

Rare ‘book of Judges’-era inscription found in southern Israel

A rare, 3,100-year-old inscription was discovered during excavations in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday. The partial inscription, written in ink on a small pottery jug, was recovered in the Shahariya forest...

Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in Yavne have recovered an intact chicken egg dating from...

While excavating an ancient cesspit dating from the Islamic period (about 1,000 years ago), Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists in Yavne were astonished to find an unbroken chicken’s egg. The large-scale archaeological excavations, directed by...
Israeli archeologist Eilat Mazar. Source: Screenshot.

The Jewish woman to whom the stones spoke

Everything in Israel is about politics. But nothing is more intensely political than archeology. That’s because the moment you stick a shovel in the earth of a place like Jerusalem and start digging, you...
A rare bronze oil lamp, shaped like a grotesque face cut in half, was discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David National Park, May 5, 2021. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

Matching half of Roman-era lamp unearthed in Jerusalem possibly found in Budapest

The Roman-era oil lamp recently unearthed in Jerusalem may be the missing half of a similar artifact found in Budapest nine years ago, the City of David Foundation announced on Sunday. Mere hours after publication of the...
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

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...
A view of Oxford, England. Credit: Skowronek/Shutterstock.

Archaeologists discover first evidence that medieval Jews in Britain kept kosher

Archaeologists have discovered the first evidence that Jews living in England in the 12th and 13th centuries observed Jewish dietary laws, reported The Jewish Chronicle on Thursday. The findings revealed this week are from a 2016 project...
The Apollonia Fortress in Herzliya, Israel. Credit: Alla Khananashvili via Shutterstock.

Ten fabulous fortresses in Israel

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...
A stone coffin dating to the Roman period that was rediscovered during construction work at the Safari Park in Ramat Gan, February 2021. Credit: Yoli Schwartz/Israel Antiquity Authority.

1,800-year-old sarcophagi rediscovered in Ramat Gan’s Safari Park

Two sarcophagi dating from the Roman period have been rediscovered at the Ramat Gan Safari Park during the construction of a veterinary hospital, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Thursday. Rami Tam, head of the...