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.

Phylacteries were not colored black 2,000 years ago, new study reveals

Tefillin are small leather cases containing miniscule parchment scrolls inscribed with biblical verses. They are worn even today by observant Jews as part of their morning prayers.

Is the real Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia instead of Egypt?

There is virtually no evidence of human activity in the supposed Mount Sinai in Egypt. Is the real location for where God gave the Jews the Ten Commandments in Saudi Arabia?

'Jerusalem Through the Ages': A new detailed look at the city's history, archaeology

Jerusalem through the Ages is a wonderful survey of what became, uniquely, a holy city to three of the world’s major religions.

 An artist’s reconstruction of the 67 million-year-old Cretaceous Period landscape of North Dakota

'Teen Rex': Rare fossil of adolescent Tyrannosaurus found by US kids

The discovery of the fossil, nicknamed "Teen Rex," was announced on Tuesday by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, where it will be studied and displayed.

By REUTERS
04/06/2024

TAU archaeologists find 400,000-year-old stone tools in Samaria made of flint

The study relied on findings from an excavation at the Jaljulya site next to Highway 6 in central Israel, probably inhabited by humans of the homo erectus species, and evidence from a nearby cave.

A historical Jewish rediscovery in Rafah amid modern conflict

Prime Minister Netanyahu's incursion into Rafah displaced over a million Palestinians, highlighting the area's complex history, including significant Jewish presence since the Hasmonean era.

New dinosaur species discovered in Zimbabwe highlights Africa's paleontological potential

Scientists discovered new dinosaur species, in Zimbabwe. The herbivorous dinosaur's remains date back to the late Triassic Period, highlighting Africa's paleontological potential

Egypt unveils renovation of 14th-century Maridani mosque

Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities marked the completion of multi-year renovations to the 14th-century Altunbugha al-Maridani mosque, funded by the EU and the Aga Khan Foundation.

By REUTERS
29/05/2024

Discovery of the century: 40,000-year-old mammoth bones found in Austrian wine cellar

The discovery may help researchers uncover how humans one hunted mammoths, despite the enormous size difference.

 A 2,300-year-old gold ring found at the Givati Parking Lot, outside Jerusalem's Old City, May 27

Ancient gold ring, 2,300 years old, discovered in City of David

“This is an unusual and deeply moving find, not one found every day,” the IAA stated in their announcement.

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