Archaeology

Israel’s rich biblical history can be found in the country’s archaeology. The Jerusalem Post shares the latest on archaeological excavations at significant biblical and historical sites in Israel and the region.

Historic Hanukkah sling stone discovered in South Hebron Hills

The 3 cm. projectile carries the name of Diodotus Tryphon, a Greek king who reigned over the Seleucid Empire from 142-138 BC.

Archaeologists find 800-year old mummy in Peru

The mummy was found inside an underground structure found on the outskirts of the city of Lima. In the tomb were also offerings including ceramics, vegetable remains and stone tools.

By REUTERS
27/11/2021
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Archaeologists discover 14,000-year-old settlement in Turkey

Stone tools and bones were also found, all dating back to the Epipaleolithic Period.

What does archaeology in Israel tell us about Hanukkah?

JPost One-on-One Zoomcast , Episode 43 - Rossella Tercatin and Dr. Barak Monnickendam-Givon: Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist explains what archaeology can teach us about Hanukkah.

Humanity's missing link: 2-million-year-old bones shed light on human spine

The Australopithecus sediba is estimated to have lived nearly two million years ago and is thought to be a predecessor to the Homo genus, to which modern humans – Homo sapiens – belong.

11-year-old finds ‘Holy Jerusalem’ silver coin likely minted in the Temple

The coin – 14 grams of pure silver - carries an inscription that according to the experts refers to the High Priest headquarters.

Oldest jewelry in the world discovered in Morocco

Humans have been expressing themselves through the symbolic use of seashells for thousands of years. This discovery is the oldest example of this type of display.

Can royal architecture prove biblical Judah was a kingdom?

Features such as recessed doors, rectangular roof beams and volute capitals were common in palaces around the region, supporting the notion that Judah was a kingdom since the 10th century BCE.

Seleucid fortress destroyed by Hasmonean army revealed ahead of Hanukkah

The remains of a Hellenistic building were found in Israel’s Shephelah region.

Oh deer! Archaeologists reveal culinary taste of prehistoric Israelis

New research on animal remains in Qesem Cave suggests that early humans selected their hunting grounds based on their gastronomic preferences and need for specific supplies.

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