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Excavation uncovers: Prehistoric migration route from Africa passed through Dimona

Excavation uncovers: Prehistoric migration route from Africa passed through Dimona

Evidence of the path of modern humans leaving Africa 100,000 years ago discovered in Dimona.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2020 14:00
1,300-year-old church, apparently part of a monastery, uncovered in northern Israel

1,300-year-old church, apparently part of a monastery, uncovered in northern Israel

Newly-uncovered church hints at importance of Byzantine Christian village, archaeologists say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2020 14:07
Ancient Judean tax center near the US Embassy in Jerusalem

Ancient Judean tax center near the US Embassy in Jerusalem

A significant administrative storage center from the days of Kings Hezekiah and Menashe uncovered in Jerusalem near the US EmbassyArutz Sheva, 23/07/2020 18:16
Israeli scientist: 'Early humans may have survived extremely cold conditions'

Israeli scientist: 'Early humans may have survived extremely cold conditions'

Small rodent fossils found in Israel challenge assumptions about when man first arrived there.Marcy Oster, JTA, 23/06/2020 09:10
Old City discoveries displayed in Jewish Quarter

Old City discoveries displayed in Jewish Quarter

As part of renovation of Old City, ancient artifacts put on display in Jewish Quarter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2020 16:07
DNA research uncovers Dead Sea Scrolls mystery

DNA research uncovers Dead Sea Scrolls mystery

New research determines where ancient manuscripts found in Qumran caves were written.AFP, 02/06/2020 19:18
Study: Ancient Israelites used cannabis in Temple worship

Study: Ancient Israelites used cannabis in Temple worship

Burned cannabis remains found on alter of First-Temple era Jewish shrine in Tel Arad, suggesting widespread cultic use of the drug.Gary Willig, 31/05/2020 12:34
In the City of David, archaeologists uncover what may be a 2,000-year-old market

In the City of David, archaeologists uncover what may be a 2,000-year-old market

Archaeologists find rare measuring table in what may have been the location of Jerusalem's 2,000-year-old market.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2020 11:50
2,600 year-old seal with biblical name discovered

2,600 year-old seal with biblical name discovered

Bulla bearing name of Adenyahu Asher Al Habayit, a senior minister to the king of Judah, found beneath Robinson's Arch at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2019 20:17
Clarifying the Palestine Saga

Clarifying the Palestine Saga

How 'Palestine’ is the Greek equivalent of ‘Israel'. And how the Anglo-Palestine Bank was established on February 27, 1902 as a subsidiary of the Jewish Colonial Trust, evolving into Bank Leumi.Amb. (ret.) Yoram Ettinger , 07/09/2019 23:35
Roman church unearthed in northern Israel

Roman church unearthed in northern Israel

Byzantine church matches location of Bethsaida, archaeologist says.Stephen Weizman, AFP, A7 Staff, 19/07/2019 15:02
'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Globally significant' discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust.AFP, 19/07/2019 13:51
From the army of Judah - to the IDF

From the army of Judah - to the IDF

Watchtower used to transmit messages dating from time of King Hezekiah uncovered, excavations by IDF soldiers in southern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/06/2019 13:57
The ancients said Jerusalem Is Jewish, So why doesn’t everyone?

The ancients said Jerusalem Is Jewish, So why doesn’t everyone?

The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Muslims all said that Jerusalem Is Jewish, So why is there a problem? Jeff Dunetz, 04/06/2019 07:41
2,000-year-old Jewish settlement uncovered in Beer Sheva

2,000-year-old Jewish settlement uncovered in Beer Sheva

Excavations reveal, among other things, sherd of rare oil lamp depicting menorah, one of the earliest depictions of menorah discovered.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/04/2019 09:30
First 'Bes-Vessel' shard discovered in Jerusalem

First 'Bes-Vessel' shard discovered in Jerusalem

Fragment of Persian-era clay jar depicting human face discovered in City of David refuse pit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/03/2019 09:55
Remains from Byzantine period uncovered in southern Israel

Remains from Byzantine period uncovered in southern Israel

Remains of guard post, terraces, from Byzantine period found at Dudaim Park in Israel's Negev region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/03/2019 13:33
Arabs continue destroying Jewish archaeology on the Temple Mount

Arabs continue destroying Jewish archaeology on the Temple Mount

While Israel preserves Al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock, Arabs have proven that they cannot be trusted to respect Jewish Holy sites. Ezequiel Doiny, 24/02/2019 16:08
Surprise discovery at museum being constructed in Jaffa

Surprise discovery at museum being constructed in Jaffa

Expansive Ottoman-era soap factory and underground vaults discovered during construction of Uri Geller Museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2018 10:00
Expert: Archaeological find belonged to rich individual

Expert: Archaeological find belonged to rich individual

Watch: In an interview with Arutz Sheva, expert archaeologist explains significance of Hellenstic-era earring and where it was found.Eliran Aharon, 08/08/2018 14:50
Rare, ancient gold earring found in the City of David

Rare, ancient gold earring found in the City of David

Rare gold earring from Hellenistic era found near Jerusalem's Old City. 'Whoever wore it belonged to Jerusalem‘s upper class.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/08/2018 10:07
The mixed prayer section at the Wall is an archaeological disaster

The mixed prayer section at the Wall is an archaeological disaster

The choice of the specific location to build mixed prayer section in Jerusalem's Western Wall will bury priceless Jewish archaeological excavation. Ezequiel Doiny, 01/07/2018 07:41
Earliest evidence of blood vengeance found in Jerusalem's hills

Earliest evidence of blood vengeance found in Jerusalem's hills

Israeli archaeologists find slashed skull - history's earliest evidence of blood vengeance - in Jerusalem's hills.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2018 11:39
Coins from revolt against Romans found near Temple Mount

Coins from revolt against Romans found near Temple Mount

Archaeologists discover dozens of 'freedom coins' from Jewish Revolt against Rome in cave near Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/03/2018 14:40
Marseille mystery cellar may have been a mikvah

Marseille mystery cellar may have been a mikvah

Researchers suspect ancient cellar discovered twenty years ago may have been a mikvah, say there 'was always water there.'JTA, 25/11/2017 17:56
Hobby Lobby smuggling scandal exposed

Hobby Lobby smuggling scandal exposed

Christian US company forefeits artifacts, pays $3 million after prosecutors accuse them of looting, theft, and smuggling.Chana Roberts, 07/07/2017 11:25
Ancient water system found near Beit Shemesh

Ancient water system found near Beit Shemesh

During excavations in preparation for road construction, Antiquities Authority finds Ottoman-era well.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/05/2017 13:48
Watch: Evidence of battle of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago

Watch: Evidence of battle of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago

On the occasion of the jubilee celebrations for J'lem's reunification, researchers are unveiling evidence of the last battle of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2017 10:21
Unprecedented: 17 non-royal mummies found at Egypt site

Unprecedented: 17 non-royal mummies found at Egypt site

Archaeologists find 'unprecedented' discovery of 17 intact mummies at Minya site, expect to find more as excavations continue.Chana Roberts, 14/05/2017 09:16
Statue finger found in Temple Mount rubble

Statue finger found in Temple Mount rubble

Has part of an Egyptian statue been discovered on the Temple Mount?Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/04/2017 09:46
'Temple Mount artifact sifting project in danger'

'Temple Mount artifact sifting project in danger'

Archaeologists studying Temple Mount antiquities destruction forced to raise money from public: 'PM promised budget, we are still waiting.'Mordechai Sones, 03/04/2017 21:35
Ancient coins discovered thanks to Route 1 expansion

Ancient coins discovered thanks to Route 1 expansion

Archaeologists discover 1,400-year-old ancient coins during excavations in preparation for Route 1 expansion.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 19/03/2017 12:31
Incredible treasure trove found on Israel's seabed

Incredible treasure trove found on Israel's seabed

Two divers happen upon cargo of a sunken merchant ship in Caesarea, revealing pristine 1,600-year-old treasures and coins.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2016 12:01
Piece of broken glass

Piece of broken glass

One piece of glass has ruined everything for the Palestinian Arab cause.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 12/04/2016 09:59
Rare First Temple-era seal found in City of David

Rare First Temple-era seal found in City of David

Archaeologists discover First Temple-era seals, one with a woman's name. Rare find that sheds significant light on owner's life.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2016 11:55
Fabric collection from time of King David found

Fabric collection from time of King David found

Tel Aviv University team finds priceless collection of fabric in Timna Valley, believed site of King Solomon's mines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/02/2016 15:25
Recent archaeological find confirms Talmud

Recent archaeological find confirms Talmud

In spite of Talmudic passage saying that the town of Kursia was Jewish, archaeologist had believed it was pagan.Raphael Poch, 18/12/2015 14:59
Video Tour: Tomb of Maccabees Uncovered?

Video Tour: Tomb of Maccabees Uncovered?

Ancient riddle: were mosaics adorned with a cross added to the graves because of Christian adoration of Maccabees?Eliran Aharon , 22/09/2015 11:55
Ancient Scroll Discovered in 1970 Deciphered

Ancient Scroll Discovered in 1970 Deciphered

A Hebrew bible scroll dating to 500 CE, found in Ein Gedi in 1970, has been deciphered for the first time thanks to cutting-edge technology.Eliran Aharon, 20/07/2015 20:27
Beit Shemesh Archaeologists Discover Lost City

Beit Shemesh Archaeologists Discover Lost City

Impressive Byzantine-era compound shedding light on life 1,000 years ago unearthed during preparations to build new neighborhood.Ari Soffer, 18/09/2014 11:04
Rare Crusader-Era Monastery Seal Found

Rare Crusader-Era Monastery Seal Found

Seal of the Monastery of St. Sabas was excavated in the Bayit VeGan section of Jerusalem.Gil Ronen , 27/05/2014 10:11
Archaeologists Excited at Potential Hevron Finds

Archaeologists Excited at Potential Hevron Finds

Archaeological dig could yield many important finds in king David's first capital city.David Lev, 23/01/2014 13:24