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Archaeologists shed light on Roman siege of Jerusalem

Archaeological evidence for location of Roman ballista and the intensity of the siege that led to the destruction of the Second Temple.

Archaeologists shed light on Roman siege of Jerusalem

Stone inscription in southern India reveals evidence of region’s oldest synagogue

Researchers say stone inscription from 13th century shows evidence of ancient synagogue in southern India.

Inscription in India reveals evidence of area's oldest synagogue

Found in bunker of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising leader: Tefillin, Talmud pages

Bunker where Jewish Fighting Organization leader Mordechai Anielewicz was killed fighting the Nazis in 1943 uncovered.

Found in bunker of Warsaw Ghetto leader: Tefillin, Talmud pages

Ancient luxury estate and mosque unearthed in southern Israel

New find in the Negev sheds light on the beginnings of Islam in the Southern Levant.

Ancient luxury estate and mosque unearthed in southern Israel

New Segment of the Low-Level Aqueduct to Jerusalem Exposed

IAA to host public without cost at archaeological excavation in Armon Hanatziv as well as in several other archaeological sites in the city

New Segment of Low-Level Aqueduct to Jerusalem Exposed

2100-year-old Hasmonean era farmstead uncovered in Galilee

“The farmstead was probably abandoned suddenly due to impending danger." Find at ancient farm sheds light on Hasmonean period in the Galilee

2100-year-old Hasmonean era farmstead uncovered in Galilee

First Temple-era Jerusalemites imported luxury items from as far away India

Kingdom of Judah's position on major international trade route gave Jerusalemites access to luxuries from as far away as India, study shows.

Luxury goods reveal scope of trade with First Temple-era Judahplayer

Archaeologists uncover oldest Hebrew text ever found

3200-year-old amulet with Hebrew name of God found in Samaria, may be oldest Hebrew text ever discovered.

Archaeologists uncover oldest Hebrew text ever found

What was recycling like 500,000 years ago?

First-of-its-kind study at Tel Aviv University finds that prehistoric collectors recycled stone tools to preserve ancestors' memory.

What was recycling like 500,000 years ago?

Remains of early Jewish community found in Moroccan mountains

Moroccan, Israeli and French archeologists have unearthed the remnants of an early Jewish community in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Remains of early Jewish community found in Morocco

Excavations reveal ancient synagogue in Turkish town near tourist hotspot

Excavations reveal ancient synagogue in Turkish town near tourist hotspot of Antalya. Synagogue dates back to 7th century.

Ancient synagogue discovered near Turkish tourist hotspot

Ancient Treasure Found at Sea: 2 shipwrecks discovered off Israel's coast near Caesarea

Marine archaeology survey off the coast of Caesarea recovers treasure from two ancient shipwrecks, including hoard of silver coins.

Two shipwrecks - and treasure - discovered off Israel's coastplayer

Fortress from Hasmonean wars discovered in Lachish Forest

2100-year-old fort destroyed by the Maccabees uncovered in Israel's Lachish Forest.

Fortress destroyed by the Maccabees discovered in Lachish Forestplayer

Teens find ancient coins in Samaria

Hundreds of youths participate in archaeological dig at Tel Khaya site in Itamar, discover various finds from the Hasmonean period.

Teens find ancient coins in Samaria

Israeli scuba diver discovers 900-year-old Crusader sword off Hof HaCarmel

Sword’s discovery suggests that the natural anchorage where it was found was also used by ships in the Crusader period.

Israeli scuba diver discovers 900-year-old Crusader sword

Massive ancient wine factory unearthed in Israel

'2 million liters of wine per year.' World's largest wine production facility from the Byzantine era discovered in Yavne.

Massive ancient wine factory unearthed in Israelplayer

2700-year-old toilet from First Temple period discovered in Jerusalem

Royal mansion from era of the Kings of Judea discovered in Jerusalem - featuring private toilet and ancient septic tank.

2700-year-old toilet from First Temple period found in Jerusalemplayer

Trojan Horse discovered at Troy?

Turkish archaeologists have reportedly discovered a large wooden structure they think could be the remains of the Trojan Horse.

Trojan Horse discovered at Troy?player

Incredible discovery may shed new light on Bar-Kochba Revolt

An archaeological dig has revealed a coin dating to post-2nd Temple times, questioning whether the Jewish uprising was entirely squashed.

Incredible discovery may shed new light on Bar-Kochba Revolt player

First Temple-era segment of Jerusalem's city wall uncovered

Segment of Jerusalem's city wall, encountered by Babylonians on eve of First Temple's destruction 2,600 years ago, uncovered near Old City.

First Temple-era segment of Jerusalem's city wall uncoveredplayer

Did this artifact belong to the biblical Judge Gideon?

Relic dating back to the time of the biblical Judges uncovered in southern Israel bearing one of names of the Judge Gideon.

Did this artifact belong to the biblical Judge Gideon?player

Sealed, signed and delivered: Archaeologists unveil ancient seal impressions

Hebrew University archaeologists unveil 7,000 year old seal impressions used for commerce and protection of property.

Archaeologists unveil ancient seal impressions

A cracking find in Israel: 1,000-year-old egg - still intact

Only a few ancient chicken eggs have ever been found intact. The egg was preserved nestled in the soft contents of a cesspit.

A cracking find in Israel: 1,000-year-old egg - still intact

Impressive 1,600-year-old mosaic uncovered in central Israel

Ancient mosaic unearthed in Yavne likely graced mansion in wealthy Byzantine-era neighborhood.

Impressive 1,600-year-old mosaic uncovered in central Israel

Boy stumbles on biblical-era figurine in southern Israel

11-year-old Israeli boy uncovers on 2,500-year-old relic during family trip in the northwestern Negev.

Boy stumbles on biblical-era figurine in southern Israel

IDF soldier unearths ancient coin during training exercise in northern Israel

Rare ancient coin minted in northern Israeli city of Geva found by IDF soldier during a military training exercise.

IDF soldier's archeological discovery during training exercise

1,500-year-old inscription discovered in northern Israel

Stone inscription found in Byzantine era church foundation in the Jezreel Valley.

1,500-year-old inscription discovered in northern Israel

Ancient burial inscription discovered by chance in the Negev

Who exactly was 'Maria', who died on February 9th, 1400 years ago?

Ancient burial inscription discovered by chance in the Negev

Rare, engraved menorah discovered on tomb façade could date back to the Hasmonean era

Bar-Ilan U. archaeologist Dvir Raviv says rare engraving of menorah found on ancient tomb facade could be from time of the Hasmonean revolt

Could this menorah on tomb be from the time of the Hasmoneans?

Game die from Second Temple period uncovered in Beit El

Another find uncovered by Civil Administration during archaeological excavations in Beit El: Game cube from Second Temple period.

Game die from Second Temple period uncovered in Beit El

Jerusalem of Gold: Ancient juglet containing gold coins unearthed in the capital

Excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem unearth ancient pottery juglet containing four gold coins more than 1,000 years old.

Jerusalem of Gold: Ancient jug containing gold coins unearthedplayer

1,700-year-old border marker unearthed in the Golan Heights

Ancient town boundary marker discovered near Israeli army base in the Golan Heights.

1,700-year-old border marker unearthed in the Golan Heights

Ancient two-Shekel weight discovered near Jerusalem's Western Wall

First Temple-era artifact used to measure two-shekalim unearthed near the Western Wall of Jerusalem.

First Temple-era 'two-shekel' weight found near Western Wallplayer

Did these archeological finds just settle debate on Jewish law?

Archeological finds dating back to the ancient kingdoms of Judea and Israel could shed light on the Jewish measurement unit, the tefah.

Did these archeological finds just settle debate on Jewish law?

Watch: 2,000-year-old mikveh transported to permanent site

2,000-year-old mikveh unearthed during excavations near Hamovil Junction moved in complex operation to Kibbutz Hanaton area.

Watch: 2,000-year-old mikveh transported to permanent siteplayer

2nd Temple era inkwell found in Gush Etzion

Archaeological find strengthens hypothesis of high literacy rates among population of 2nd Temple era Judea.

2nd Temple era inkwell found in Gush Etzion

Remains of royal structure from the time of the Kings of Judah discovered

Adorned stone artifacts, which together were part of a magnificent structure, discovered in Antiquities Authority excavations.

Remains of royal structure from Kings of Judah time discoveredplayer

Watch: 3,200-year-old fortress discovered in southern Israel

Major archeological find dating back to era of the Judges uncovered near Kiryat Gat. Fortress likely built to repel Philistines, Israelites.

Watch: 3,200-year-old fortress discovered in southern Israelplayer

Israeli boy discovers ancient tablet during family trip in southern Israel

Six-year-old boy discovers 3,500 tablet during family visit in southern Israel. Tablet is the first of its kind ever found in Israel.

Israeli boy discovers ancient tablet during family trip

Ancient subterranean complex carved beneath Jerusalem revealed

Dating back over two-thousand years, a massive complex has just been discovered, hidden beneath the lobby of the Western Wall.

Ancient subterranean complex carved beneath Jerusalem revealedplayer