Archeological Discoveries

News articles about archeological discoveries in Israel.

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.

Jewish artifacts among loot seized by Egyptian authorities

A passenger en route to Saudi Arabia was stopped by authorities in Cairo for attempting to smuggle archaeological relics — including Jewish items — from the North African country into the Middle East.

Phenomenal find from Israel’s Byzantine past near Jerusalem’s Old City

Just north of Jerusalem’s Old City, a project to bring modern, high-tech infrastructure to the area led to an unexpected and extremely unique discovery of an ancient artifact: an almost unblemished mosaic from the sixth century.

The Canaanites were real – and they’re living in Lebanon!

"To everyone’s amazement, scientists have been able to extract DNA from the remains of ancient Canaanites buried in the Lebanese city of Sidon some 3,700 years ago – and they have made an astonishing discovery."

Turning up treasures in the disciples’ hometown, Bethsaida

"As odd as it might seem, archaeologists have not been able to positively identify Bethsaida, home to Yeshua’s disciples, Peter, Andrew and Philip, until just now!"