While Israeli experts constantly discover hidden archaeological treasures, testifying to the Jewish people's long-lasting ties to the land, this Palestinian professor struggles with basic historical facts.
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.
The Land of Israel constantly reveals hidden treasures, testifying to its rich history. This time, archeologists deciphered a 2,000-year-old stone with one of the oldest-known mentions of the name Judea.
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.
A 1000-year-old inscription, discovered near Hebron and dated to the beginning of the Islamic era, indicates that the Muslims perceived the Dome of the Rock as a reestablishment of the earlier Jewish Temple, referring to it as 'Bayt al-maqdis,' which derives from the biblical Hebrew terminology ‘Beit Hamikdash.'
In an effort to uncover the original rock surface where Jesus' body was laid, the main Christian communities that govern the church have allowed a work crew only 60 hours to excavate the Edicule, the inner sanctum that covers what is believed to be the original cave where Jesus is said to have been entombed and resurrected.
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.