Archaeology

Israel’s rich biblical history can be found in the country’s archaeology. The Jerusalem Post shares the latest on archaeological excavations at significant biblical and historical sites in Israel and the region.

Previously unidentified shipwreck found to be 17th-century Dutch warship

The identification of the wreck offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, enabling us to learn more about the maritime history of the 17th century.

Ancient sarcophagus found in Samaria after attempted robbery

Security forces caught the thieves and discovered that they had uncovered thousand-year-old sarcophagi in their attempt to rob the site. 

A 2,500-year old coffin that may contain a mummy lies at the University of Sydney in Australia

Egyptian mummy covered in golden foliage could be the oldest ever discovered

The mummy, found with three others, is thought to be one of the best-preserved and oldest discovered in Egypt.

Rare chariot fragment dating back to Iron Age discovered in Suffolk

The field team in the discovery also discovered two Iron Age puts that may have been used for watering holes for livestock.

Archaeologists stunned at ancient moat, handprints found in Jerusalem

This moat, now dry, was believed to have kept the first Crusaders from breaching the city of Jerusalem.

Marriage between cousins surprisingly common in Bronze Age Greece -study

Researchers found that people during the Bronze Age married their cousins with surprising frequency, for reasons as of yet unknown.

2,300-year-old teenage 'golden boy' mummy undergoes CT scan

Close to 50 amulets were found on the body of a 2,300-year-old teenage mummy kept in the Cairo Egyptian Museum.

Archaeologists find ancient Egyptian papyrus with the Book of the Dead

The papyrus scroll was fully restored and translated at Tahrir's Egyptian Museum and has been named the Waziri Papyrus after Mostafa Waziri.

Oldest known runestone discovered by archaeologists in Norway

The discovery was made in 2021, when researchers that were excavating an ancient burial ground near the lake, found it among one of the burial sites.

A mummy is seen inside the newly discovered burial site in Minya, Egypt May 13, 2017

Ancient Egyptian child discovered buried with 142 dogs, puppies

The buried dogs, 87% of which were puppies, are thought to have died as a result of flooding, according to archaeologists.

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