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2,000-year-old olive and wine presses, a burial cave and mikvah from the descendants of the Maccabees were found in south Jerusalem neighborhood.
The cistern, suggested to be dated from the Byzantine period, may be part of upcoming renovations.
New discoveries could help solve the debate over who authored the Dead Sea Scrolls.
‘Dropping by’ to fertilize the soil
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
In addition, 620 artifacts dating from the biblical period to the end of the Bar-Kokhba Revolt will be on display, including a three-ton stone from the Western Wall.
By SARAH LEVI
The 2,700-year-old clay relic was found at the foot of the southern wall of Temple Mount.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Theft of relics is punishable by up to four years in prison.
Jawbone puts Homo sapiens migration 50,000 years earlier, say researchers.
“An important peculiarity of the present discovery is the fact that the [Qumran] sect followed a 364-day calendar."
The new find supports the biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of Jerusalem 2,700 years ago, says archeologist.
A mikva was dating from the 1st century AD to the 7th century CE, indicating the existence of a Jewish settlement during the Roman period between the 1st-3rd centuries BCE.
Chronicles society that worshipped Greco-Roman gods to one that adopted Christian faith.
New film looks into the history of Jerusalem's holy sites and examines the archeology being used to buttress modern political narratives.
By HÉLÈNE KELLER-LIND
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