First Temple Period Public Water Reservoir discovered for the first time

A large rock-hewn water reservoir dating from the First Temple period was discovered in archaeological excavations conducted in the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden at the foot of Robinson’s Arch. Eli Shukron, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, claims that this discovery makes it clear that […]

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Fifteen-hundred year-old Jewish village found near Beersheba

Fifteen-hundred year-old Jewish village found near Beersheba Sunday, 2 September, 2012 Purification ritual baths (Mikveh) and public buildings from the Byzantine Era were discovered in an archaeological dig carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority. The discovery was made during work on widening Road No. 6, north […]

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Olive Press discovered in Hod Hasharon

Thirteen hundred year-old commercially-used Olive Press discovered in Hod Hasharon. While digging for a new road in Hod Hasharon, near Kfar Malal, an ancient olive press dating from the late Byzantine―early Moslem period (6-8th century) was discovered. It was apparently used to produce olive oil on a […]

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A splendid harbor from 2,300 years ago

July 2012 : Visits Their Offices A splendid harbor from 2,300 years ago was uncovered on Akko’s seabed. It is considered the country’s largest and most important harbor from the Hellenistic period (3rd-2nd centuries B.C.). Incorporated in the quay there were discovered large mooring stones, used to secure sailing vessels. Aside from the […]

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A spectacular treasure trove

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Excavations in Jerusalem

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