tomb of Jesus

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.

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shimon-peres

At 29, Peres served as director of Israel's Defense Ministry and helped arm Israel's military. He developed Israel's nuclear program, launched a political career stretching more than 60 years and became president at 83. He also focused on promoting Israeli innovation and technology.

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Temple Mount Sifting Project

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.

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A monumental Roman gate discovered in the excavations by the University of Haifa at Sussita (Hippos) National Park in the Golan may cast light on the bronze mask of Pan – the only object of its kind found anywhere in the world – that was discovered on the same site during last year’s excavation season.

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