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Archeological Discoveries

News articles about archeological discoveries in Israel.

Casual archaeology

Being married to a lecturer of archaeology has a tendency to get me also out into the field, literally. These pots took my supervisor and...

Etched in Stone: A Bible-based guide to archaeology and Israel

Israel is home to some of the world's greatest archaeological treasures and scientists often link their direct finds to the Bible. Now you can make those same connections in a new book that provides an easy guide to match ancient artifacts with scripture.

Biblical archaeological treasures: Signed, sealed and delivered!

“For the Freedom of Zion!” Declared the Hebrew inscription on the ancient bronze coins found in a cave that had been sealed for 2,000 years – ironically just in time for the Festival of Freedom.

Israel discovers hidden script on Dead Sea Scroll fragments using NASA technology

Using advanced imaging technology from NASA, Israeli archeologists were able to decipher previously unknown text and letters from hundreds of tiny fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Treasure trove of ancient Jewish ‘freedom coins’ just in time for Passover

Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar uncovered a rare treasure trove of bronze coins from the time of the Jewish revolt against the Romans more than 1,900 years ago.

Ancient mosaic in Israel describes Jesus as God

An Israeli prison in Megiddo will be transformed into an archaeological park showcasing the major Roman-era archaeological remains that have been discovered underneath it including the remains of an ancient Jewish village and a stunning mosaic that identifies Jesus as God.

‘Isaiah’ seal: More evidence of Biblical narrative

Archaeologists believe they may have found another piece of evidence that confirms the Bible narrative. Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar presented her team's findings on a clay seal, called a bulla, which may have belonged to the biblical prophet Isaiah.

Seal impression from First Temple Period discovered near Western Wall

The Israel Antiquities Authority made the discovery of an ancient clay seal impression during an excavation at the Western Wall Plaza. The artifact depicts two men in striped garments and reads “belonging to the governor of the city”.

Mosaic proves ancient Georgian presence in Israel

Announced just before Hanukkah, an archaeological excavation close to Ashdod that began three years ago bore fruit at the end of the summer when archaeologists uncovered a long-buried treasure that has a direct connection to ancient Georgia.

Archeologist discover ancient Roman theatre next to Western Wall

Archeologists from the Israel Antiquity Authority confirmed the discovery of the first Roman public structure ever discovered in Jerusalem on Monday, an ongoing archeological dig still underway.