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.

Tourists walk at the sea castle of the port-city of Sidon, southern Lebanon October 3, 2011.

Crusader mass grave in Lebanon sheds light on cruelty of medieval warfare

THE FAMOUS Egyptian pyramids are a perfect example of ancient Egypt’s power and spiritual decay

Ancient religious ritual tools unearthed by Egyptian archaeologists

‘THE DESTRUCTION Of Sodom And Gomorrah,’ John Martin, 1852

Did the destruction of this Middle Bronze Age city inspire the story of Sodom?

By ARIELLA MARSDEN
 THE GREEK Orthodox Church of Jacob’s Well in Nablus, also called St. Photini Church, was finished in 2018.

Jacob’s Well: A historic Greek Orthodox church in Nablus, West Bank

By GIL ZOHAR
View of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, on May 2, 2018.

Archaeologists find that clothing was invented some 120,000 years ago

 Early Anglo-Saxon horse and dog burial

Ancient warrior found buried with his steed and his dog

A chapel in Iona, Scotland

Archaeologists discover rare stones in a 'disappearing' tomb in Scotland

 Second Temple Period quarry uncovered in Jerusalem at Har Hotzvim, September 2021.

2,000-year-old quarry found to supply stones for ancient Jerusalem

 The antique city of Gorgippia: Samburova st., Krasnoarmeyskaya st., The Black Sea coast between them, Anapa, the resort town of Anapa, Krasnodar Territory

Archaeologists discover remains of 10,000-year-old settlement in Russia

Illustrative image of ancient pottery

Traces of 9,000-year-old beer found in Chinese burial ground

As part of the Atlantic Wall, between 1940 and 1945 the occupying German forces and the Organisation Todt constructed fortifications around the coasts of the Channel Islands such as this observation tower at Battery Moltke, Jersey

Roman tower was turned into Nazi fortress - archaeologists

 Seized artefacts found by Norway police are seen in this handout picture, in Viken region, Norway August 24, 2021.

Trove of ancient Mesopotamian artifacts missing from Iraq found in Norway

By REUTERS
 The ancient weight likely used by a scammer in the First Temple era in Jerusalem.

Weight used to cheat in trade during First Temple era found in Jerusalem

A pottery shard found on the tour.

Proof excavated of Neolithic dairy farming in Wales

The site of the Qumran Scrolls, known as the Dead Sea Scrolls

Cairo Genizah paper may hold key to secrets of Qumran, Dead Sea Scrolls

Synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania

Remains of Torah Ark destroyed by Nazis found in Lithuania

 Looted gold coins

Ancient gold coins looted from archaeological sites found in Bnei Brak home

 Dates from palm tree grown from 2,000 year old see at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.

Kibbutz harvests previously extinct dates eaten in Judea 2000 years ago

 Aerial view of Tell es-Safi 2018 looking west.

Even after Assyria won, Judeans produced olive oil in biblical Shephelah

'At the Via Dolorosa'

Excavations by night

By BASIA MONKA
 A Bar Kochba-era coin, similar to what astronaut Eytan Stibbe will bring with him into space.

From Judean desert to space: Ancient coin to fly with Israeli astronaut

 Illustrative photo of a skeleton

Well-preserved skeleton sheds light on culture in ancient Pompeii

By REUTERS
 Excavation of 1992 in Rome, under the floor of the oldest church, some primary burials appear.

12,000-year-old cemetery reveals effect of metal pollution on humans

The ancient bundle of coins found on Habonim beach in Israel.

Ancient 1,700-year-old coins found on Israeli beach

The ancient bundle of coins found on Habonim beach in Israel.

Ancient 1,700-year-old coins found on Israeli beach

Upper piece of the key handle discovered at Leicester

The mane event: Key evidence the Roman Empire used lions for executions

The Suontaka sword, found in the grave of a possibly-non-binary warrior in medieval Finland.

Medieval warrior woman buried in Finland may have been non-binary - study

Talmudic-era coin found in the Galilee by family on a trip

Talmudic-era coin found in the Galilee by family on a trip

Tablet clay Si.427. On the back of the tablet we see text, written in cuneiform, one of the earliest systems of writing.

Babylonians used applied geometry centuries before Greeks

3D scan of the ceramics. Courtesy of the Laboratory of Computational Archeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Pottery shows new culture in biblical Judah after Assyrian conquest

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