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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.
According to researchers, after the ancient water reservoir went out of use it was adapted to become a wine press.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Dozens of ancient items lent to US foundation which assists in excavations.
Authorities stopped the criminals at an archaeological site south of the Peduel settlement in the West Bank.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
A thousand-year-old skull tells a terrible story.
By ARIANE MANDELL
How evolutionary medicine impacts modern medical understandings.
By MAAYAN HOFFMAN
The coin is believed to have been minted between the third and fourth year of the Bar Kokhba revolt (136-134 CE).
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
The bones were processed to have grooves appearing in a fixed area on the bone. It is reasonable to assume that this was a unique item of the local culture.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
The relic, which is currently on display, is part of the Genesis Apocryphon, which contains a description, in Aramaic, of the lives of Noah, Abraham, Enoch and Lamech.
By BARRY DAVIS
“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."
By SARAH LEVI
“A discovery like this—ancient coins bearing the words ‘Freedom’ and ‘Redemption’—found right before the Jewish Festival of Freedom—Passover—begins is incredibly moving.”
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
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