The remains of thousands of Jews massacred by the Romans on the Temple Mount during the destruction of the Second Temple may have been uncovered, according to veteran archaeological journalist Benny Liss. According to daily newspaper Israel HaYom, Liss screened a video clearly showing thousands of human skeletons in what appears to be a
Mati Johananoff, A student from Tel Aviv University’s Department of Archaeology, made an extraordinary find on June 21 beneath a tile floor amongst the ruins of the Castle of Apollonia. A 108 gold dinars and quarter dinars were found buried amidst a heavy quantity of sand in a ceramic jug. “All in all,
This week the IDF marked the 30-year anniversary of Operation Peace for Galilee with a ceremony featuring a speech to the troops by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz. The operation, also known as the First Lebanon War, was authorized by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin and launched on June 6, 1982, in response
Vandals badly damaged a rare 1,600-year-old mosaic in the northern Israeli city of Tiberias that formed the floor of an ancient synagogue, smashing parts to rubble and scrawling graffiti, antiquity officials said Tuesday. Experts suspect extremist Jews who object, sometimes violently, to excavations they claim involve ancient grave sites. There was no claim of
For the first time in almost 20 years, residents of Tel Dotan in Samaria (Shomron) and former soldiers who fought to liberate the area met to hold a memorial for the battles of 1967. The fighting in Tel Dotan was the opening battle between Israel and Jordan in a conflict that led to the liberation
Babylon’s Hanging Gardens were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but heritage appears to be no match for Iraq’s booming oil industry in a dispute over a new pipeline. As Baghdad is working to get UNESCO to list Babylon as a World Heritage Site, archaeologists and oil ministry officials are in
The 15th century BC figure, son of Hapu, was Egypt’s chief architect and is among those credited with designing and constructing the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak, near Luxor
The Israel Antiquities Authority seizes two stolen lids of ancient Egyptian coffins smuggled from Egypt to Israel via Dubai.
Jerusalem has been a Jewish holy city since the days of King David . 3000 years ago. At that time the Arabs were still pagans who used to worship idols such as Al Uzza, Al Lat and Al Mannat at the Kaaba. (Jahiliyya period)
The PA wants UNESCO to declare the Patriarchs’ Cave and Rachel’s Tomb as its heritage sites. Israel is excluding them from its own list.