Archeological Discoveries

News articles about archeological discoveries in Israel.

Archeologists confirm evidence found of “Third Wall” from Second Temple era in Jerusalem

Israel’s Antiquities Authority (IAA) confirmed they have found the site in which the Romans breached the Second Temple in Jerusalem. They also announced they have found significant evidence proving the existence of the protective “Third Wall” of the Second Temple.

Archaeologist in Tel Lachish Confirm Biblical Account of King Hezekiah

An ancient gate, dating from the eighth century BC, has found its way into today’s headlines and archaeologists believe it could be evidence that King Hezekiah "removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles” as described in 2 Kings 18:4.
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What Scholars Found after Technology Scanned an Ancient Scroll

A 2,000-year-old scroll was sitting in an Israeli archaeologist's storeroom for decades that was too brittle to open, now new technology is revealing what is written inside, showing actual scripture from the book of Leviticus.

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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