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2,000-year-old rare stone box discovered

Rare enigmatic stone box from the Second Temple period discovered during City of David excavations was used for commercial activity, then burnt – evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem about 2,000 years ago.

2,000-year-old rare stone box discovered

2000-year-old receipt discovered on Jerusalem's Pilgrimage Road

Inscription was likely receipt from Jerusalem's main thoroughfare during the Second Temple period.

2000-year-old receipt discovered on Jerusalem's Pilgrimage Road

11-year-old girl finds rare coin from 2,000 years ago

Coin made from pure silver is uncovered in dirt from City of David. 'Coin is one of the only items we have today from Temple times.'

11-year-old girl finds rare coin from 2,000 years ago

Go up like a wall

Go up like a wall

Watch: Second Temple mikvehs restored near Temple Mount

Kevin Bermeister initiated the Jerusalem 5800 project to restore the mikvehs south of the Temple Mount. Watch a virtual tour of the site.

Watch: Second Temple mikvehs restored near Temple Mount

Findings reveal Roman battleground in 2nd Temple period

Archaeological evidence found at Jerusalem's Russian Compound paints a dramatic picture of the Roman battle to breach the city walls.

Findings reveal Roman battleground in 2nd Temple period

2,000-Year-Old Ritual Bath Discovered Below Living Room Floor

A ritual bath dating back to the Second Temple period was discovered recently in Jerusalem's Ein Kerem neighborhood.

2,000-Year-Old Ritual Bath Discovered Below Living Room Floor

Antiquities Robbers Caught Selling Rare Ancient Burial Chests

Some of the 11 Jewish ossuaries from Second Temple period still held bones, featured Hebrew script listing names of those interred.

Antiquities Robbers Caught Selling Rare Ancient Burial Chests