The finding, a complete inkwell dating to the end of the Second Temple period, was made at the Horvat Brachot excavation site in Gush Etzion.
From the story of Noah and the dove in the Book of Genesis to the issues of ritual sacrifices and dietary restrictions, birds play a very important role in the biblical text.
"The find is one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the region in recent decades," Kurdish archeologist Hasan Ahmed Qasim said in a press release.
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.
Israeli archaeologists discovered a 1,600-year-old estate in Tzur Natan in central Israel that they believe belongs to a wealthy Samaritan man.
“These pieces of the oil lamp that was found are important for us because they are a good representation of quality craftsmanship from that time."
Some of the seals are inscribed with biblical names, several of which are still used today, such as Pinchas.
‘According to law, a ministerial committee must convene and decide whether to approve the archaeological excavations carried out in the tunnel,’ says Emek Shaveh.
Bandits attempted to loot underground 2,000-year-old excavation site from Roman period.
Could the scientific consensus that humanity's ape-like ancestors originated in Africa be wrong?