jerusalem archaeology

KING HEZEKIAH in a 17thcentury painting by unknown artist, in the choir of Sankta Maria Kyrka in Ahu

Ancient inscription from City of David may mention king Hezekiah

The tunnel once brought water from the spring outside the city as a safety measure against sieges or other dangerous situations. 

‘Arteology’ exhibit showcases archaeology-inspired art at the Western Wall

The exhibit, by Israeli-Canadian artist Nicole Kornberg-Jacobovici, will include clay, stoneware and earthware inspired by Bronze Age Egyptian, Etruscan, Mycenaean and Israelite pottery.

First Temple period elephant-tusk ivories unearthed in Jerusalem

What do expensive ivory plaques from the First Temple period in Jerusalem unveil about the people who owned them?

Israeli archaeologist find where the Romans breached Jerusalem's walls - IAA

In breaching the walls of Jerusalem in 70 CE, the Roman legions stormed the city and destroyed the Second Temple, of the many infamous moments mourned on Tisha Be'av.


New segment of Hasmonean aqueduct to Jerusalem exposed in capital neighborhood

An engineering feat of ingenuity allowed the aqueduct that served as Jerusalem's main water supply to be in use for 2000 years. A new section of it was found in Armon Hanatsiv.

Ceramic vessels from Jerusalem may have been ancient grenades - study

The residue of explosive material in the findings from 11th-12 century Jerusalem indicates that it may have been locally made.

Famous Siloam Inscription shows the complexity of repatriation of antiquities

A 2,700-year-old inscription was discovered in Jerusalem, a testament to the fragile circumstances of antiques.

UAE Archives directors visit Israel’s National Library for first time ever

Among the fields of collaboration agreed to in the 2020 Abraham Accords, the two institutions are working to preserve historical memory and cultural heritage.

Authorities believe looted Bar Kochba artifacts were Roman army spoils

Among the findings are typical Roman cult artifacts decorated with figures and pagan symbols, which prove that they were likely the original property of Roman soldiers.

Biblical warfare: How did the Assyrians conquer Judean Lachish?

Archaeologists uncovered how King Sennacherib’s army built the massive siege ramp that allowed them to defeat the city some 2,700 years ago.

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