Jerusalem, a city with a continuous recorded history of more than thirty centuries and historical significance for three of the world's major religions, has proved to be irresistible to archeologists. Since the middle of the 19th century, archeological digs have been undertaken in and around the Old City, ever increasing in scope and improving in scientific methods. Layer upon layer of past eras has been uncovered, bearing it's history, and also revealing secrets hitherto unknown. (source IMOFA)



Archaeology News

For from Jerusalem shall emerge a remnant, and survivors from Mount Zion. ISAIAH (46:13)

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  An index of archeological sites in Israel  -  Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  The Institute of Archaeology  -  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  The Sonia & Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology  -  Tel Aviv University Institute of Archaeology


  2,000-Year-Old Coins Found in Binyamin Depict Bar Kochba Revolt - Algemeiner

 3,000-year-old inscription bearing name of biblical judge found in Israel - The Jerusalem Post 

1,500-year-old amulet bearing Jewish God’s name handed to Antiquities Authority - The Times of Israel

2,000-year-old oil lamp shaped like a grotesque face found in City of David - The Times of Israel

Rare coin pilgrims used to pay Temple tax found in Old City of Jerusalem - Israel Hayom

Coin from 2nd Temple Mount era found during Tower of David conservation - The Jerusalem Post

2,000-year-old biblical texts found in Israel, 1st since Dead Sea Scrolls - The Jerusalem Post

IDF Soldier Finds Rare 1,800-Year-Old Coin During Training Exercise - United With Israel

Israeli Archeologists Unearth Valued Purple Dye From Period of Kings David and Solomon - Algemeiner

Second Temple period dice found in Beit El  -  World Israel News

Israeli Archaeologists Discover King David-era Fort in Golan Heights - United With Israel

Archaeologists ‘astonished’: 1,700-year-old stone bears name of modern IDF base - World Israel News

Ancient two-shekel weight unearthed near Western Wall in Jerusalem - JNS

2,000-year-old ritual bath airlifted from Galilee highway to nearby kibbutz - Israel Hayom

Once in a lifetime’ find: Royal artifacts of the House of David discovered - World Israel News

Archaeologists discover 2000-year-old unique complex by the Western Wall - The Jerusalem Post

‘Year 2 of freedom’: Ancient coin from Bar Kochba revolt found near Temple Mount  - The Times of Israel

Archaeologists crack mystery of stone balls used by ancient cave dwellers near Tel Aviv - World Israel News

Roman Era Caves Discovered in Israel Prove Ancient Jewish History - United With Israel

Officer’s Seal of Judahite King Discovered in Ruins - Jerusalem Online

Roman Square reopens in Jerusalem after almost 2,000 years - The Jerusalem Post

Canaanite temple uncovered in biblical city destroyed by Joshua - The Jerusalem Post

Archaeologists find table where Ark of Covenant once sat - The Jerusalem Post

Ancient Jerusalem Excavation Time Line - City of David

Archaeologists uncover gate to biblical city of Zer - The Jerusalem Post

Archaeologists uncover 2,600-year old Hebrew seal found near Western Wall - The Jerusalem Post

King David's city discovered? Ancient site linked to biblical kingdom, archaeologists say - Fox News

Rare bronze coins dated to Jewish revolt against Rome discovered in Jerusalem - Jerusalem Online

New stone courses and ancient theater discovered in the Western Wall Tunnels - MFA

Sculpted head of mystery biblical king found in Israel - NBC News / AP

3 tiny, extremely rare 4th century BCE Jewish-minted coins found in Jerusalem - The Times of Israel

Rare trove of bronze Jewish Revolt coins unearthed near Temple Mount - The Times of Israel

Jerusalem: Archaeologists call 1,700-year-old ancient Roman structure ‘sensation’ - Jerusalem Online

First Temple era engravings discovered in Jerusalem - Mara Vigevani/TPS - Ynet News

Archaeologists Find Destruction Left by Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem - Ruth Schuster - Haaretz

A Thousand Years of History in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter - Nitza Rosovsky, COJC

Jerusalem dig sheds light on 2000-year-old eating habits of local Jews - The Jerusalem Post


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