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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.

A Palestinian family ride a motorcycle past a model of a Gaza Strip made R-160 rocket, which is a new installation by militants of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, in the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on March 26, 2015. AFP …

In Gaza, Hamas Destroys an Ancient Treasure

Palestinian and French archaeologists began excavating Gaza’s earliest archaeological site nearly 20 years ago, unearthing what they believe is a rare 4,500-year-old Bronze Age settlement.

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 …

Israel Uncovers Possible Medieval Synagogue

A medieval building that may have been used as a synagogue has been uncovered at the site of Huqoq, a village near the Sea of Galilee in Israel.

In this handout photo provided by Israel Antiquities Authority, Workers labor at archaeological excavations that uncovered a 1,800 year old bathing pool on November 22, 2010 in Jerusalem, Israel. The discovery was made in the area where a miqve or male bath is to be built. (Photo by Shlomi Amami/Israel …

Israeli Authorities Arrest Band of Antiquities Thieves

Inspectors from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Israeli Border Police apprehended a band of 11 antiquities thieves this week who they caught in the act of digging into a hidden cave located in what was once a Jewish village in the Lower Galilee region.

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 …

Discoveries Tying Jews To Land Of Israel Stronger Than Ever

TEL AVIV – As Jews worldwide mark Tisha Be’Av, the Jewish fast day commemorating the destruction of the Second Temple at the hands of the Roman Empire in 70 CE, Jewish archeologists recount the challenges in unearthing Jewish artefacts that prove the unbreakable bond between the land of Israel and the Jewish people.