Israel Antiquities Authority

A team of archaeologists, led by Prof. Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Insti
A 12th century Canaanite fortress excavated near Gal On opens to public

It is likely that the fortress was build some 3,200 years ago to protect the local Caanites inhabitants from foreign incursions, possibly from the Philistines.

2,500-year-old seal shows Jerusalem status in Persian period

The seal impressions – known among experts with the Latin term bullae – were usually made of clay and used to sign documents or containers.

Repair work to Western Wall stones completed

Egalitarian prayer platform next to the wall has been closed for 20 months due to surveying, and repairs at the site

Horse Figurine.
Hezekiah failed to eradicate all cult practices, researchers claim

Recent archaeological discoveries ‘fundamentally changed’ understanding of Judean religious customs.

3,400-year-old Egyptian anchor uncovered in Israel on display at the Israel Museum.
3,400-year-old Egyptian artifact uncovered in Israel on display in Jerusalem

The artifact was spotted by chance by an Israeli veterinarian swimming off the shores of Atlit, south of Haifa.

Stav Meir with his find.
1,500-year-old Greek inscription uncovered by 13-year-old in Caesarea

"I immediately recognized that it was something ancient," the seventh-grader from Caesarea said.

Aerial photograph of the excavation site, Ein Assur, northern Israel
5,000-year-old NYC-style metropolis uncovered in northern Israel

The find will change everything scholars know about the urbanization process in the Land of Israel.

No longer homeless: two statues find permanent home in regional museum

The finds were dated to the late Roman-early Byzantine period (third to fourth centuries CE), fascinating for the social flux which occurred then.

By HEDDY BREUER ABRAMOWITZ
22/09/2019
Hebrew inscriptions found in Vilna Great Synagogue from 200 years ago
Archaeologists find inscriptions in destroyed Vilna synagogue - watch

In addition, during the excavation a prayer book survived the Holocaust, hundreds of coins from the 16th to 20th centuries and buttons of Napoleon's army, which passed through Vilna.

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