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By Michael James | Information about the history of the people who lived in ancient Canaan, Israel, Judah, Palestine and the Middle East.
“With Joy Shall Ye Draw Water…”
By: Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Section of 2,000-year-old aqueduct discovered near HaHoma in southern Jerusalem.
A section …Archaeology
Some young boys in Israel took great care in excavating a winepress about 1,400 years old, not realizing they were doing anything wrong. The Israel …Middle East
‘The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you… Abram… took his wife Sarai, …Archaeology
AP — The world’s oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel’s leading museum in an exhibit tracing …Middle East
Israeli archaeologists, mathematicians and physicists are joining forces to uncover the meaning behind inscriptions found on pottery fragments believed to be more than 2,500 years old.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Wednesday that a Tel Aviv University team has been examining pieces of First …Middle East
University of Tübingen doctoral candidate Jesse Millek has been honoured for his research, which questions the controversial theory of the “sea …
The Golan synagogue dates to the Second Temple Period—before the Roman destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E. Like other ancient synagogues in Israel, …Ancient Civilization
Beneath a former Ottoman prison in Jerusalem’s Old City, layers of ancient history were uncovered. (Hamutal Wachtel)
JERUSALEM (JTA) — When Amit Re’em …Jerusalem
Scarabs bearing the signet of the pharaoh, clear signs of ancient Egypt’s erstwhile hegemony over Bronze Age Canaan, emerged from a cave in southern …
An international team of archaeologists has uncovered remains of a massive Iron Age period fortification wall and enclosure at the coastal …
CNN focused on the question of the authenticity of the controversial "Shroud of Turin," in the first episode of its new pre-Easter series "Finding Jesus." Those challenging the authenticity of this ancient relic point to carbon dating tests done at three independent labs in 1988 that dated samples …Archaeology
CAIRO: Either Ramses II or his son Merenpetah may be the Pharoah referenced in the story of the Exodus, according to a recent thesis by an Egyptian …Egypt
The mask of the ancient god was discovered while archaeologists from the University of Haifa were digging at an ancient basalt armory outside …Archaeology
Cave explorers in Israel have uncovered a small trove of coins and jewellery from the time of Alexander the Great that archaeologists believe was …
The site of Tel ‘Eton sat at an important juncture in antiquity. Photo: Courtesy the Tel ‘Eton Excavations.
Archaeological work at the site of Tel …
Other than agriculture, very little can be seen in the field of el-Manach. It is quiet and flat, the soil clearly worked as any farmer’s field would …
A home built into a rocky hillside in Nazareth, Jesus' hometown, was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph. …Jesus
An archaeological team has uncovered remains of what may have been an administrative center during the period when Judahite kings ruled out of …Archaeology
Archaeologists brave weather to save dolium dating back 1,500 years, estimate more items will be uncoveredArchaeology
An archaeological team is excavating a site that is showing evidence of having been a fortified settlement belonging to the kingdom of Judah both …Archaeology
Tel Gezer’s first excavator, R.A.S. Macalister, believed these ten monumental standing stones were part of a Middle Bronze Age Canaanite “high place” …Archaeology
A two-day, international symposium, “Jerusalem In Babylonia,” celebrating the publication of this volume, will be held February 2-3, 2015, at the …Ancient Civilization
There are a number of artifacts related to Biblical archaeology in museums across the world. One of these museums is the Bible Lands Museum …Bible
Aerial view of the Iron Age palace at Bethsaida. The red arrow indicates the path of a possible escape tunnel leading from the palace to the city …Prehistory
Who beheaded John the Baptist in the Bible? What were the circumstances of his death? This famous Biblical episode—the notorious dance that ended in …John the Baptist
A team of archaeologists excavating at the ancient site best known as Bethsaida not far from the northeastern shore of the Sea of Galilee have …
Archaeologist Shimon Gibson believes a fourth-century earthquake, not the Romans, caused stones to topple from the Western Wall. Photo: Emil …Archaeology
JERUSALEM — It started 15 years ago with plans to expand the Tower of David Museum. But the story took a strange turn when archaeologists started peeling away layers under the floor in an old abandoned building adjacent to the museum in Jerusalem’s Old City.
They knew it had been used as a prison …Archaeology
In 1993, a basalt stone fragment inscribed with about a dozen lines of text was found by a Hebrew Union College expedition to Tel Dan — the biblical …Galilee