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Dead Sea Scroll Fragment Indicates Possible Unknown Manuscript

Previously unseen Dead Sea Scroll fragments, which had been stored in cigar boxes since archaeologists unearthed them in the 1950s, were identified and unveiled at an international conference on Tuesday in honor of the 70th anniversary of the scrolls’ discovery in Jerusalem.

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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.

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 Archaeologists Unveil Stone Age Man’s Plant Diet

Remains of plants believed to be 780,000 years old were unearthed during excavations at Gesher Bnot Yaakov, a Stone Age archaeological site in the Hula Valley in northern Israel. The discovery provides proof of a plant-based diet in the Paleolithic era, countering the common claim that ancient humans’ diet was based heavily on animal products.

jerusalem

Woman’s Seal From First Temple Discovered

Ynetnews reports: A rare 2,500-year-old seal bearing the name of a woman, Elihana bat Gael, has recently been discovered in an Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) excavation at the City of David in the Jerusalem Walls National Park. The seal was found

Rujm el Hiri - Prehistoric ''Stonehenge'' monument in Golan Heights

WATCH: The Israeli Version of Stonehenge Fuels Mystery

TEL AVIV – An enormous prehistoric stone structure in Israel’s north, dubbed the “Stonehenge of the Levant,” remains a total enigma to archaeologists. Galgal Refaim (Hebrew for “wheel of ghosts”) is the largest and oldest stone structure in the Middle

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Seal Bearing Name Of Judean King Found In Jerusalem

Archaeologists deciphered a seal impression bearing the name of the 8th century BCE biblical King Hezekiah recently found during excavations next to the Old City of Jerusalem, the Hebrew University announced Wednesday. The bulla, a stamp seal impression, was one