Archeological Discoveries

News articles about archeological discoveries in Israel.

Rare Roman Coin from Second Temple Era Found in Jerusalem

Second significant find from Second Temple era in Jerusalem in the past week; Coin featuring Nero found near Jerusalem’s Mt. Zion.

Inscribed Scale Weight from Second Temple Period Discovered in Jerusalem

An archeologist from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found a scale weight that belonged to a high priest from the Second Temple period, 70 A.D., during an excavation in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Ancient synagogue where Jesus taught discovered in Galilee

Find is first synagogue discovered in Galilee region and is believed to have been site where Jesus taught.

1st Century Synagogue Unearthed in Lower Galilee

Excavations at Tel Rekhesh, near Mount Tabor in Lower Galilee have unearthed remains of a 1st Century synagogue this month which may have been one of those referred to by the gospel writers in which Jesus preached during tours of the towns in the Galilee (see eg. Matthew 9:35).

1,600 year-old pottery kiln discovered in Galilee, Israel

Discovery first of its kind; Kiln dated to Late Roman Period over 1,600 years old.

Discovery of Philistine Cemetery Could Shed Light on Israel’s Ancient Enemy

For the first time a Philistine cemetery has been discovered at excavations of the ancient city of Ashkelon on Israel’s Southern Mediterranean coast. This new discovery “could help shed light on the origins and customs of the Philistines.”

Hasmonean hoard uncovered near Modi’in in Central Israel

Salvage excavations taking place prior to the construction of a new neighborhood in Modi’in, sponsored by the Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut municipality with the participation of youth from the local area, have uncovered a rare hoard of silver coins dating from the Hasmonean period (126 BC) and bearing the names of Maccabean kings.
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Precious Roman Period cargo discovered in a shipwreck in Caesarea harbor

Two divers stumbled across a number of artifacts while diving in Caesarea harbor, on Israel’s central Mediterranean coast. Israel Antiquities Authority officials describe it as the most significant discovery of treasure in the past 30 years.

Earth Discarded from Temple Mount Yields Treasures

The Sifting Project is a one-of-a-kind archaeological project that continues to yield priceless historical information from a site that has never before been excavated. Read more about the most recent discovery.

Egyptian Scarab Seal found at Tel Dor in Northern Israel

A birdwatcher, Alexander Ternopolsky, has discovered a rare scarab seal belonging to an Egyptian official of considerable rank in the Thirteenth Pharaonic Dynasty (18th-17th centuries BC) at Tel Dor on the Carmel Coast of northern Israel.

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