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Archeologists find evidence of Jerusalem earthquake described in Bible
August 10, 2021
According to the first verse in Amos, the earthquake occurred during the time of the Kingdom of Judah in the eighth century BCE.
Facts & Logic About the Middle East (FLAME)
July 27, 2021
The Palestinian war on Israel is a war on truth
If the Palestinian leadership were to admit that the Jews had a civilization on this land 3,000 years ago—before Arabs conquered it—their entire narrative would fall apart.
‘Missing’ section of wall defending Jerusalem prior to Babylonian conquest unearthed in Old City
July 14, 2021
The new find appears to put to rest doubts about the status of previous sections of the ancient wall that surrounded Jerusalem in the First Temple Era.
2,000-year-old coins found in Binyamin depict Bar Kochba Revolt
July 13, 2021
An archaeological survey reveals two coins that could indicate that Jews continued to live in the Binyamin area for decades after the destruction of the Second Temple.
Rare ‘book of Judges’-era inscription found in southern Israel
July 12, 2021
The 3,100-year-old letters, spelling the name “Jerubbaal,” were inked on a jug that may have belonged to the biblical judge Gideon ben Yoash.
Why were dinosaur-era shark teeth found in Jerusalem dig?
July 7, 2021
80-million-year-old shark teeth discovered in a 2,900-year-old house, nowhere near similar fossils, may have been valued as collectibles.
Bones of unknown early human found in dramatic discovery in Israel
Abigail Klein Leichman
June 27, 2021
Discovery of a new population challenges the prevailing idea that Neanderthals originated from Europe and shows that two types of hominids coexisted.
Intact 1,000-year-old chicken egg unearthed in central Israel
June 9, 2021
“Even today, eggs rarely survive for long in supermarket cartons,” says Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Alla Nagorsky, excavation director at the site in Yavne where the rare find was discovered.
Jonathan S. Tobin
May 26, 2021
The Israeli woman to whom the stones spoke
Eilat Mazar, 64, helped uncover the truth about Jerusalem’s past and King David’s realm. Her critics never forgave her for it, but her achievements made Jewish history.
Matching half of Roman-era lamp unearthed in Jerusalem possibly found in Budapest
May 10, 2021
“It is likely that the two halves of the lamps were created in the same artisan house and may even have served as a pair to one complete piece,” says Hungarian archaeologist Gabor Lassanyi.
‘Lucky’ bronze Roman-era oil lamp unearthed in Jerusalem
May 5, 2021
The lamp, discovered in the foundations of an ancient building, is believed to have been a ritual offering • Only a few objects of this kind have ever been found, and never before in Jerusalem, say researchers.
1,600-year-old mosaic pavement unearthed in central Israel to be placed on display
April 26, 2021
The flooring, which dates back to the Byzantine period, was discovered during large-scale excavations in Yavne, ahead of the development of a new neighborhood in the city.
Archaeologists discover first evidence medieval Jews in Britain kept kosher
March 26, 2021
Julie Dunne, a biomolecular archaeologist at Bristol University, said that 171 animal bones were found—136 were from poultry, and there were no bones from non-kosher food, such as pigs or shellfish.
Ten fabulous fortresses in Israel
February 25, 2021
With its palaces hanging off a cliff in the desert to knights’ halls and imposing castles, Israel is the place to imagine yourself in shining armor.
1,800-year-old sarcophagi rediscovered in Ramat Gan’s Safari Park
February 18, 2021
The pair of decorated stone coffins, which researchers believe likely belonged to “high-status” individuals, were uncovered years ago but then forgotten, say veteran park workers.