antiquities

Trove of 1,200-year-old ‘Arabian Nights’ gold coins uncovered in Israel

A jug full of rare 1,200-year-old gold coins was discovered in an excavation in Yavneh just ahead of Hanukkah, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced.

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Twenty intact sarcophagi discovered in Egypt

The human-shaped coffins are well preserved and their external decorations and colors are in good condition, “as the ancient Egyptians left them.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/10/2019
The “Adonayahu Asher  Al Habayit” bulla (seal). Photo
2,600-year-old Hebrew seal found near Western Wall

According to the City of David Foundation, there are three people with the name Adoniyahu in the Bible, the most famous being King David’s son.

By LEON SVERDLOV
11/09/2019
A model of Tutankhamen is displayed at a popular tourist area named "Khan el-Khalili" in the al-Huss
Tutankhamen head fetches millions at UK auction despite Egypt's protests

"We are against our heritage and valuable items (being) sold like vegetables and fruit," said an Egyptian graphic designer protesting outside Christie's.

By REUTERS
05/07/2019
effigy of the Byzantine emperor Theodosius II
Group of schoolchildren find 1,600 year-old gold coin in the Galilee

“This is the first time a coin of this kind has been discovered in the Land of Israel."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
16/04/2019
Findings displayed in the new archaeological center in Yokneam
New archaeological visitor center opens in Yokneam

The ancient settlement of Yokeneam is mentioned in the Bible as a city of the Levites, located near Megiddo.

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Impressive Jewish artifacts found in Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem

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.

By BEN BRESKY
28/03/2019
Haluza, Halutza
1,700-year-old inscription found at Negev Excavation

It is rare that the name of a town is found in the town itself, making this the first archaeological evidence of Haluza.

By BEN BRESKY
14/03/2019
9,000-year-old stone mask discovered in southern Hebron Hills
9,000-year-old stone mask discovered in southern Hebron Hills

The mask is made of pinkish-yellow limestone, shaped with stone tools to resemble a human face, according to the Antiquities Authority.

Dr. Davida Eisenberg-Degen from the Israel Antiquities Authority in a cistern in Beer Sheva
Ancient engravings of ships and animals uncovered in Beersheba

Excavators discovered large cistern while preparing for a new neighborhood.

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