The Palestinian Authority criticized the participation of the tunnel, which goes underneat a Palestinian neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.
Israel’s claiming sovereignty based on archaeological finds isn’t a reflection of Jerusalem’s multi-cultural archaeological reality.
“It is difficult not to be impressed by the sight of the immense underground reservoir quarried out so many years ago,” said the head of the project.
The archaeological excavation of a 2,000-year-old underground road in Jerusalem, inaugurated with much fanfare last week, will probably take another decade to complete. But it is already yielding new insights into the history of the city during the Second Temple period.
(JTA) — Archaeologists working in Jerusalem have restored floor tiling that was part of the courtyards of King Herod’s Second Temple over 2,000 years ago. This was the first time archaeologists successfully restored a part of the Temple complex built by King Herod, who ruled in Jerusalem for three years beginning in 37 BCE, according to Gabriel Barkay, director…
Two archaeological discoveries made in the Galilee over the summer tell a story that differs from the standard description of the devastation in the country following the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Romans.
A human foot and 86 tortoise shells were just some of the extraordinary finds discovered in the prehistoric grave of a female shaman in the Galilee, in northern Israel, dating back some 12,000 years.
(JTA) — An Israeli lifeguard discovered a 900-year-old clay oil lamp while jogging on an Ashkelon beach. Meir Amsik, who works at the beach in the southern city on the Mediterranean coast, stumbled across the artifact last week, The Jerusalem Post reported. Amsik was picking up wooden boards that had washed onto the beach when…
The disposable paper face masks offer little protection from the clouds of dust that fill the cliffside cave where Israeli archaeologists are wrapping up the largest excavation in the Judean desert of the past half-century.
Archaeologists in Israel have recovered bronze statues and thousands of coins from a merchant ship that sank off the Mediterranean coast some 1,600 years ago during the late Roman period.