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Bar Mitzvah held at ancient synagogue in Hasmonean winter palace

Special event held this week at Hasmonean Royal Winter Palaces in Jericho, a heritage site in the Binyamin Regional Council jurisdiction.

Bar Mitzvah held at ancient synagogue in Hasmonean winter palace

Evidence unearthed in Judean Desert of Maccabean revolt

Rare wood box containing silver coins from the reign of Antiochos IV found in an excavation overlooking the Dead Sea.

Evidence unearthed in Judean Desert of Maccabean revolt

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

Hasmonean-era coin, seal discovered in Jerusalem Arab's home

Coin embossed with Temple menorah; seal features ancient Hebrew lettering and image of olive-oil lamp.

Hasmonean-era coin, seal discovered in Jerusalem Arab's home

Fortress destroyed by the Maccabees 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 Forest

'The battle of the Maccabees (2020 version) comes full circle'

As Jewish world celebrates Festival of Lights, Regavim marks most recent triumph of Jewish spirit over forces of darkness.

'The battle of the Maccabees (2020 version) comes full circle'

This Hanukkah, the Jews return to Judea and Samaria

The Jews had sovereignty or partial-sovereignty over Judea and Samaria for over 1600 years and are thus the indigenous inhabitants. Op-ed.

This Hanukkah, the Jews return to Judea and Samaria

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

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?

Palestinian Authority paves over Hasmonean fortress

After declaring ancient Hasmonean fortress a 'Palestinian Heritage Site', PA paves over the fortress, destroying remains of wall, cisterns.

Palestinian Authority paves over Hasmonean fortress

Rare Hebrew inscription on 2,100-year-old artifact

Hasmonean period stone bowl fragment discovered in Jerusalem. Researchers want to know to whom the name on the finding refers.

Rare Hebrew inscription on 2,100-year-old artifact

Rare Jewish treasure from Hasmonean period unearthed

Estate that fought Romans reveals ancient heroism, silver coin collection, bronze coins proclaiming: 'Freedom of Zion.'

Rare Jewish treasure from Hasmonean period unearthed

Watch: Ancient Greek fortress solves mystery of Macabbean revolt

Archaeologists make breathtaking discovery of Antiochus's fortress, replete with weapons bearing his mark that were used to fight Jews.

Watch: Ancient Greek fortress solves mystery of Macabbean revolt

First-Ever Hasmonean Building Discovered in Jerusalem

For the first time ever, remains of a Hasmonean building in the city are being exposed.

First-Ever Hasmonean Building Discovered in Jerusalem

PA Caught Digging at Ancient Hasmonean Fortress

The fortress, an important site in the Maccabee revolts which Hanukkah commemorates, is located in 'Area A' not under Israeli control.

PA Caught Digging at Ancient Hasmonean Fortress