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.

Underground hideout from nearly 2,000 years ago unearthed in Israel

But this was the first Bar Kokhba-era hideout of such scope to be unearthed much further north, in a spot called Huqoq.

By REUTERS
03/04/2024

Israel Police look for weapons, find trove of unregistered antiquities in North

"It deserves to be in the right hands, presented to the whole public, and not be the private property of one criminal or another," Inspector Nidal Abdelhalim said.

By ALON HACHMON , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
29/03/2024

Roman soldiers' 1,600-year-old oil lamp found by high schooler

The lamp Yonatan found is identical to one discovered in the same place 90 years ago by the late Reform rabbi and archaeologist Dr. Nelson Glueck.

Pompeii building site reveals ancient Roman construction methods

The Pompeii site, rediscovered only in the 16th century, has seen a burst of recent archaeological activity aimed at halting years of decay and neglect.

By REUTERS
25/03/2024
A man waits for tourists to rent his camels in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza last month.

Ancient tomb with rare inscriptions discovered in Egypt

The tomb dates back to the country’s Old Kingdom (c. 2700 BCE - c. 2200 BCE) more than 4,000 years ago. 

Neolithic boats that traversed the Mediterranean 7,000 years ago excavated near Rome

Excavations of canoes at the Neolithic lakeshore village of La Marmotta, near Rome, Italy provided new insights into the history of seafaring technology.

Fossil of 16-million-year-old river dolphin found in Peru

Paleontologist Rodolfo Salas said the skull belonged to the largest dolphin known to have inhabited the waters of South America, measuring 3 to 3.5 meters long.

By REUTERS
21/03/2024

Bar Kochba Revolt era hiding complex revealed near Sea of Galilee

The area is mentioned in the Book of Joshua (Joshua 19:34) and has been settled since ancient times.

18th-century British warship found off coast of Florida

After the ship was wrecked, about 300 crewmembers managed to survive 66 days stuck on what is now known as Garden Key, the second largest island in the Dry Tortugas.

Construction worker stumbles upon 1800-year-old Roman statue in England

The head of the sculpture was uncovered in April by a construction worker, and the bust discovered only a few weeks later.

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