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Amateur Divers Chance Upon 1,600-Year-Old Relics In Israel

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.19.2016 | World

Two recreational divers in Israel unexpectedly found a trove of old relics dating back at least 1,600 years, authorities announced Monday. Ran Feinste...

Israeli Couple Finds Ancient Mikvah Bath Under Their Floorboards

Religion News Service | Michele Chabin | Posted 07.03.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) An Israeli family experienced the surprise of a lifetime when, during a home renovation, workers discovered a 2,000-year-old Jewish ri...

Artifacts Dating Back Thousands Of Years Discovered In Giant Cave

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 03.11.2015 | Science

Spelunkers exploring a large cave in northern Israel two weeks ago made a rare discovery: jewelry and other items believed to date back thousands of y...

Stone Discovered In Jerusalem May Answer A Nearly 2,000 Year-Old Question

The Associated Press | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that...

Archeologists Mystfied By Elephant Mosaics In Ancient Synagogue

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.09.2014 | Religion

There are many amazing characters and creatures described in the Hebrew Bible, but elephants are not among them. Imagine the surprise of a team of ...

Nine Tiny, Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found

Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

Nine tiny but mighty Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered -- or more accurately, re-discovered -- within the vaults of at the Israel Antiquities Auth...

Ancient Village Unearthed In Israel

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science

On the outskirts of Jerusalem, archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 2,300-year-old rural village that dates back to the Second Temple perio...

Rare Hercules Statue Discovered In Israel

Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts

A rare Roman-era statue of Hercules was discovered in Northern Israel, and experts are hailing the find for its "exceptional artistic quality." ...

PHOTOS: Israeli 2,000-Year-Old 'Burial Box' Is Genuine, Say Scholars

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli scholars say they have confirmed the authenticity of a 2,000-year-old burial box bearing the name of a relative of the high...

Israeli Digitization Of Dead Sea Scrolls Halts Potential Return To Jordan (VIDEO, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Discovered in 1946 in the West Bank, The Dead Sea Scrolls are "among the most important archeological finds of the Modern Era," Al Jazeera reported th...