Archeology in the Land of Israel
Dr. Ashbel Retzon combines digital tools for the study of the ancient world and is working on new digital editions of all the astronomical scrolls and the tablet scrolls from Qumran
A maritime archaeological survey by the Antiquities Authority in Caesarea revealed a treasure of two ancient shipwrecks, including hundreds of silver coins, gold and silver rings, rare decorated gems, an eagle statuette, bells, and parts of a ship. According to the researchers of the Maritime Archeology Unit at the Antiquities Authority: "The findings tell the story of two ships that were wrecked, along with their passengers, at different times, probably while trying to anchor or find shelter from a storm."
Intestinal worm eggs discovered in toilets from that period reveal that the upper class also suffered from infectious diseases due to poor hygiene conditions
This is the first case that two synagogues from the Second Temple period are in the same settlement. "The discovery of a second synagogue in the Galilee settlement sheds light on the social and religious life of the Jews in the Galilee during this period and indicates the need for a special structure for studying and reading the Torah and social gathering," said Dina Avshalom Gurani from the University of Haifa, a partner in the management of the excavations
*The discovery was made in the huge excavation of the Antiquities Authority in Yavne, funded by the Israel Lands Authority and in cooperation with the Yavne municipality on the occasion of the expansion of the city. Fragments of stone vessels made of Kirton were discovered in the building, indicating a Jewish presence.
"The destruction of the building is probably related to the conquest of the area by the Hasmonean Yochanan Hyrcanus, around the year 112 BC," say archaeologists of the Antiquities Authority, who managed the excavation with the funding of a landmarks project at the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, and with the participation of students from the Land of Israel Studies and Archeology program at the Ministry of Education
The study proves the amazing power, size, strength and skills of the Assyrian army for that period, and the truth of biblical quotations concerning the words of the prophet Isaiah who lived at that time
Archaeologists: "About 2 million liters of wine were produced here every year." The huge 1500-year-old industrial area was revealed in archaeological excavations by the Antiquities Authority before the expansion of the city, initiated by the Israel Lands Authority
Ramat Hasharon will soon celebrate its 100th year, but it turns out that it is much older than we thought. Archaeological excavations by the Antiquities Authority, which are taking place in preparation for the establishment of a new neighborhood initiated by the Sharon Municipality, revealed, among other things, a large wine cellar, a gold coin, and a bronze chain for hanging a chandelier
Who are you Yerubael? The man is mentioned in a 3,100-year-old inscription that was discovered near Kiryat Gat, in the excavations of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Antiquities Authority and McQuarrie University in Sydney. , belonged to him"
Scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science and archaeologists from the Antiquities Authority returned to the archaeological site of Boker Attama in the Negev, and shed new light on a defining chapter in human evolution
This is the first time after about 60 years that fragments of scrolls from the books of the Bible have been discovered in excavations. The fragments, rewritten in Greek, include remnants of the books of the Ten Prophets, among them Zechariah and Nahum * The remains of the scroll and other rare finds were discovered by archaeologists of the Antiquities Authority in a challenging national project and dramatic, designed to eradicate the looting of antiquities in the Judean desert
In a joint study by the Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University, archaeologists unearthed pieces of cloth dyed in the royal scarlet color from the time of Kings David and Solomon.
The children of the tags: Leah Yehudit Delpaniya, Dedi Zak, Annie Caper, the child David Yehuda. Yoram Chaimi, archaeologist of the Antiquities Authority: "I have been digging at the site for ten years, and on this day I broke down."
Unearthed in archaeological excavations by the Antiquities Authority prior to the expansion of the settlement of Hispin, funded by the Ministry of Construction and Housing and the Golan Regional Council *According to the archaeologists, "it is likely that the Goshurites, who ruled the Golan and maintained diplomatic and family ties with King David and his dynasty, operated in the citadel"
According to Dr. Barak Monikandam-Givaon and Thila Lieberman, the managers of the excavation on behalf of the Antiquities Authority: "The barbell is made in the shape of a dome with a flat base. At the top of the weight is carved a sign that resembles the letter E, an Egyptian sign that represents an abbreviation of the word 'shekel', and next to it are two lines indicating two shekels
Magnificent and rare remains of a royal building from the time of the kings of Judah were discovered in an excavation by the Antiquities Authority on the famous Jerusalem Promenade
The treasure was uncovered by apprentices of a year of service in the excavation of the Antiquities Authority in the center of the country