AFP/File | Israeli archaeologists work at an excavation site near Jerusalem

Just off Israeli Highway, 500,000-Year-Old Site Found

JERUSALEM – Israeli archaeologists announced Sunday they have uncovered a rare site dating back some half a million years — just next to a modern highway and only several metres underground.

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Roman Theater Uncovered at Base of Jerusalem’s Western Wall

JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem’s Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian’s reign.

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Israeli Archeologists Unearth 7,200-Year-Old-Vessel Ritual Pottery Vessel

The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – A 7,200-year-old pottery vessel recently unearthed at the prehistoric site of Tel Tsaf in Israel’s Jordan Valley is the first evidence of the ritualistic and political significance of large-scale food storage in the ancient Near East, the University of Haifa reported on Wednesday.

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Israeli Archeologists Unveil Artifacts from Second Temple Era Jerusalem Battle

Amid this week’s celebrations making the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority unveiled evidence of the battle of Jerusalem that took place before the destruction of the Second Temple 2,000 years ago.

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Jewish Temple-Era Gate Shrine Unveiled in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed a city-gate and shrine dating to the First Temple Era. An Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) team headed by Sa’ar Ganor discovered the ruins in the Tel Lachish National Park.

A 1,200-year-old Jewish prayer book, or siddur, is displayed at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem on September 18, 2014. Originating from the Middle East, the 50-page-long book written in Hebrew is the oldest known manuscript of Jewish prayers. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

3D Tech Proves Hebrew Bible ‘Unchanged for 2000 Years’

The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist’s storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form.

The gold coin bearing the image of Roman Emperor Nero discovered on Mount Zion. (photo credit: UNC CHARLOTTE)

Gold Coin with Nero’s Image Found in Jerusalem Dig

A rare, well-preserved coin struck in 56-57 CE, bearing the image of Roman Emperor Nero, was found by archaeologists from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte during a recent excavation on Jerusalem’s Mount Zion, just outside the Old City, it was announced Wednesday.

Israeli archaeologist Dr. Ofer Sion stands on Byzantine-era paving stones as he excavates the 1,500-year-old street on February 10, 2010 in the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority said that the excavations confirm the accuracy of the famous Madaba map, an ancient mosaic map to be found …

Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Galilee

A synagogue dating back to the end of the Second Temple Era was discovered on the Tel Recheš Peak in the Galilee last week in a rare and unique archaeological find.

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Ancient Egyptian Amulet Found By Israeli High School Girls

Ynetnews reports: A group of Israeli high school girls discovered an Egyptian Scarab amulet estimated to be nearly 3,300-years-old on Wednesday morning while on a field trip to an archeological site in the Galilee.

Inscriptions in ancient Hebrew dating back 2,500 years discovered near Arad.

New Look At Ancient Shards Suggests Bible Even Older Than Thought

The Times of Israel reports: High-tech handwriting analysis of First Temple period writings inscribed on pottery shards indicates the Bible may have been written earlier than some scholars believe, Tel Aviv University researchers have found. Most scholars agree that key

Palestinian archaeologist Hyam al-Betar looks at a foundation stone bearing a Greek Christian symbol excavated during the construction of a commercial building in Gaza City, on April 4, 2016 which is believed to be the site of an ancient church

Ancient Church Unearthed On Gaza Building Site

Archaeologists have called for the preservation of an ancient church unearthed on a Gaza construction site, with different ministries in the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave seemingly at loggerheads over its fate. The site is believed to be a church or cathedral