Archaeology

Israel’s rich biblical history can be found in the country’s archaeology. The Jerusalem Post shares the latest on archaeological excavations at significant biblical and historical sites in Israel and the region.

Major, one of the family dogs of US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, explores the Sout

Ancient dogs had stronger bite, jaw for mostly meat diet - study

A new study published by Murdoch University in Australia described the shape of 525 ancient dogs from archeological sites in Europe and found that the ancient dogs’ cutting tooth was stronger.

Monopoly-like board games were part of life in Goliath's birthplace - study

Tell es-Safi – also known as Gath – is prominently featured in the Bible in events taking place several centuries later, including as the city of origin of David’s giant foe, Goliath.

Locals maintain history of Harran where Bible says Abraham rested

Local resident opens ancestral home to visitors, “following in Abraham’s footsteps.”

Prehistoric feces found at Stonehenge show signs of parasites - study

The researchers came to this discovery by investigating 19 pieces of feces that were found at Durrington Walls and were preserved reportedly since Stonehenge was first constructed.

Ancient stone circle found in site in Cornwall, UK

Stone circles are an ancient construct that can be seen throughout northwestern Europe. Historians have long debated the purpose these stone circles served.

Thousands of illegal archaeological artifacts found with antiquities dealer

In one of the most significant raids in recent times, the IAA seized stolen coins from the Bar Kochba Revolt, the Persian Period, the Second Temple Period and the reign of the Hasmoneans.

Restoration reveals engravings in Egypt’s Temple of Esna

After clearing years of dust, salt and bird droppings off the walls and ceilings of Luxor's Temple of Esna, archeologists found ancient depictions of eagles.

Outside Herod’s Gate

King Herod the Great bathed in locally made calcite-alabaster bathtubs

Though most high-quality calcite-alabaster items here were thought to be made in Egypt, a new multidisciplinary Israeli study shows otherwise.

What were Bronze Age daggers used for? New analysis method has answer

Long thought by many to have been used as a symbol of male identity and power, turns out they were used for something more mundane.

Ukrainian soldiers discover ancient amphoras in Odesa

Amphoras are ancient containers that were used for the storage and transportation of products, often wine.

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