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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 peri...

Israeli Archeologists Find Rare Stone Age Figures

AP | Posted 10.29.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's Antiquities Authority says archeologists have unearthed two 9,500-year-old figurines near Jerusalem that help shed light on...

Vandals Damage 1,600-Year-Old Mosaic In Israel

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 07.29.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- 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...

Ancient Bethlehem Seal Unearthed In Jerusalem

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 2,700-year-old seal that bears the inscription "Bethlehem," the Israel Antiquities Authorit...

Ancient Jerusalem Stone To Be Part Of Scroll Exhibit In NYC

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- A three-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall will be part of an upcoming exhibition on the Dead Sea Scrolls in New York City. The ston...

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...