The Land of Israel constantly reveals hidden treasures, testifying to its rich history and the Jewish people's deep and long-lasting ties to the land. This time, the discoveries have a seasonal significance as well.
A marble slab depicting the Ten Commandments which likely adorned the entrance of a synagogue that was destroyed by the Romans between CE 400 and 600, or by the Crusaders in the 11th century, has been bought by a private bidder and will be available for public viewing.
A treasure trove of ancient gold and silver artifacts dating back some 3,600 years was recently discovered in Tel Gezer, an archaeological site on the Judean foothills, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority announced Monday.
This is the first time researchers have been able to read the text of an ancient scroll without having to physically open it and this scroll proves the version of the Hebrew Bible used today is identical to the one from 2,000 years ago.
The Mazliah family contacted a representative of the Israel Antiquities Authority and invited him to their home in order to examine numerous ancient metal artifacts that had been in the possession of their recently-deceased father.
The Land of Israel constantly reveals hidden treasures, testifying to its rich history. This time, archaeologists discovered an extraordinary 1,600-year-old shipwreck cargo off Israel's coast dating from the Roman era.
The Land of Israel constantly reveals hidden treasures, testifying to its rich history. This time, archaeologists discovered an extraordinary 1,600-year-old glass production center in the north dating from the Roman era.