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Hikers find Second Temple period engravings of menorah in Judean Shephelah cistern

"It’s rare to find a wall engraving of a menorah, which substantiates the scientific research regarding the Jewish nature of the settlement during the Second Temple period," says archeologist.

Dor Yogev and Ella Dicks hold coins discovered in the town of Kama
Teenagers discover 1,200-year-old coin in the Galilee

The coin from the 8th century AD, is inscribed with Arabic and mentions the name of the Prophet Muhammad and speaks of monotheism.

A student from the Kfar Etzion Field School holds a stone ballista ball used during the legendary Ba
Ancient ballista ball unearthed by students in Gush Etzion from Bar Kokhba revolt

"This is a discovery of historic magnitude because this battle was the last battle fought by a Jewish army in Israel until modern times."

Exodus 1947
The story of an ‘Exodus’ passenger’s stormy sail to the Jewish state

These were the lucky ones, the survivors. They were free and realizing the unimaginable: going to Eretz Yisrael.

Guilloche, in a fresco from Zippori, dating from the early Second Century CE
Rare fresco fragments dating back to Roman era discovered at Zippori National Park

Traditionally, images depicting animals or people were not common within Second Temple Period religious custom.

IAA excavation director Joppe Gosker inside the pottery workshop’s water reservoir in Shlomi.
Unique 1,600-year-old kiln, pottery manufacturing shop discovered in Western Galilee

"The kiln was meticulously constructed, and consisted of two chambers," says IAA.

Bethlehem bounty

Sculptor Akram Anastas counts Judaica, Christian and Muslim art among his stone treasures.

By Gil Stern Stern ZOHAR
WATCH: Bronze mask of the god Pan thought to be some 2,000 years old found near Lake Kinneret

According to the archaeologist the mask is unlike any other discovered before due to its great size, larger than a human head.

Suspected remains of Cervantes discovered

Confirming Cervantes’s Leonese origins would also confirm his crypto- Jewish life.

Ancient tablets reveal daily life of exiled Jews in Babylon 2,500 years ago

"It was like hitting the jackpot," says Filip Vukosavovic, an expert in ancient Babylonia, Sumeria and Assyria after reading the tablets.

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