Archeology and History

Remains of Jews Massacred on Temple Mount Found?

By | 2012-07-30T12:36:36+00:00 July 30th, 2012|Archeology and History|

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

Pot of crusader gold found where Richard I defeated Salahaddin

By | 2012-07-28T14:58:41+00:00 July 28th, 2012|Archeology and History|

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,

30 Year Anniversary of Operation Peace for Galilee

By | 2012-06-08T11:34:44+00:00 June 8th, 2012|Archeology and History|

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

1,600-year-old mosaic at Israeli synagogue damaged

By | 2012-05-30T10:58:13+00:00 May 30th, 2012|Archeology and History|

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

Veteran Recalls: Jordanian Confusion Led to Jenin Victory

By | 2012-05-20T20:58:49+00:00 May 20th, 2012|Archeology and History|

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

Battle in Iraq pits oil against antiquities

By | 2012-05-17T16:42:20+00:00 May 17th, 2012|Archeology and History|

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