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Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe holding the ancient coin. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority/Facebook.

Israeli astronaut to take ancient coin from Bar Kochba revolt to space

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Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe has chosen to bring an ancient Jewish coin when he travels to the International Space Station for Israel’s “Rakia” mission early next year, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced. The 1,900-year-old coin...
The Davidson Center Archaeological Park, adjacent to Jerusalem's Western Wall. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Archeologists find evidence of Jerusalem earthquake described in Bible

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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

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

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

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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...

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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...
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...
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

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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 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...
Archaeological excavations at Qumran in southern Israel. Credit: Shai Halevi/ Israel Antiquities Authority.

Dozens of Dead Sea Scroll fragments with biblical verses discovered in Judean cave

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Israeli archaeologists announced on Tuesday that dozens of Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing biblical verses were discovered during a national archaeological operation in the Judean Desert. The scroll fragments are written in Greek and feature...
The biblical-era pottery figurine found by an 11-year-old Israeli boy on a family trip to the Negev. Credit: Yevgeny Ostrovsky/Israel Antiquities Authority.

Israeli boy finds biblical-era figurine in the Negev

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An 11-year-old Israeli boy has uncovered a rare, 2,500-year-old amulet during a family excursion in the northern Negev Desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Tuesday. Zvi Ben-David of Beersheva came across the pottery figurine...