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On display in Jerusalem: Near East artifacts rescued from antiquity robbers
December 19, 2018
An exhibit at the Bible Lands Museum will be the first of a new series of publications documenting more than 40,000 stolen items.
First Temple-era weight discovered, complete with Hebrew description
November 21, 2018
“The Beka was equivalent to the half-shekel, which every person from the age of 20 years and up was required to bring to the Temple,” explained Eli Shukron, who directed the excavations on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
American lawmakers push Trump to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in the United States
September 3, 2018
The archive was discovered by U.S. troops during the 2003 Iraq war in the basement of the Iraqi intelligence headquarters. It comprises an estimated 27,000 artifacts, some of which go back hundreds of years.
2,200-year-old earring found in Jerusalem excavation sheds light on Hellenistic period in Judea
August 8, 2018
The rare artifact depicts the finely crafted head of a horned animal and delicate filigree work, and is believed to date back to the second or third century BCE.
Rare coin minted 1,900 years ago discovered in Jerusalem
Yori Yalon and Staff
July 2, 2018
The artifact dates back to 69 C.E., the fourth year of the Jewish revolt against Rome • Coin, found in the sewage system running beneath ancient Jerusalem, carries the inscription “For the Redemption of Zion” and a depiction of a chalice.
Beneath the surface: The untold story of Americans unearthing Israeli archaeology
June 19, 2018
Christians from the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation in Oklahoma have a history in helping dig up history in the Jewish state, including, most recently, the seals of Hezekiah and Isaiah.
Rare Jewish coins found in Temple Mount excavation
May 22, 2018
The sifting project, which has operated since 2004 in the Emek Tzurim National Park, aims to salvage religious and historical artifacts from the rubble, as well as to educate the public about the veracity of Jewish history on the Mount.
Rare trove of coins dating to Jewish revolt unearthed in Jerusalem
March 27, 2018
“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,” according to Eilat Mazar of the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
‘Touching history:’ Holocaust-era artifacts tell story of Jews finding safe haven in Shanghai
January 26, 2018
As the world prepares to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, a recently unveiled exhibit at a Holocaust museum in Brooklyn tells the largely untold story of Eastern European religious Jews who fled the Nazis and found refuge in Shanghai.