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Seal from First Temple Period found at Kotel supports biblical accounts

The new find supports the biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of Jerusalem 2,700 years ago, says archeologist.

Bullets, cartridges and shell fragments found at the site.

Relics from World War I battlefield unearthed in central Israel

"These finds constitute evidence of one of the major battles that was fought in Palestine between the British forces and the Turkish forces," says IAA.


Colossus probably depicting pharoah of Exodus found

The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II’s temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis.

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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.

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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.

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."

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
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