Israeli archaeologists discovered a huge, ancient cistern under a playground in Jerusalem and the municipality is determining how to turn the amazing discovery into the city's next top tourist destination.
Using the cover of Ramadan's final days, when there are no Jews on the Temple Mount, the Waqf continued to illegally remove soil containing historical artifacts from periods as early as the First Temple era.
The Land of Israel constantly reveals hidden treasures, testifying to its rich history and the Jewish people's longstanding ties to the land. This time, archaeologists discovered on the Temple Mount coins minted by the Jewish people.
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.
To date, approximately 600 colored stone floor tile segments have been discovered, with many of them dated to the Herodian Second Temple period. The Temple Mount Sifting Project was established in response to the illegal removal of tons of antiquities-rich earth from the Temple Mount by the Islamic Waqf.
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.
Archaeologists excavating the site of the biblical city of Ashkelon found what they say is the first Philistine cemetery ever discovered, and which may help resolve a debate about the Philistines' geographical origins.