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News  

Archaeology news and relevant current research about Ancient Israel and its neighbours.

Latest News

WATCH video of 2016 Ancient History and Studies of Religion Conference!

https://vimeo.com/206785346

March

Dead Sea Scrolls reviewed after 70 years

http://asorblog.org/2017/03/21/the-dead-sea-scrolls-at-70/

1177 BCE...crisis in the Ancient near East...video lecture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRcu-ysocX4

Lachish...resources and links

http://www.bibleplaces.com/lachish/

Crusader shipwreck off Israel

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.776208

Ancient road discovered at Bet Shemesh

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/2000-year-old-road-excavated-near-bet-shemesh/2017/03/07/

 Ancient Rock Art in Galilee

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/4000-years-old-mysterious-tomb-with-rock-art-exposed-in-upper-galilee/2017/03/05/

February

Youtube movies about Biblical-Judaean coins…six in all 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUVogrnnCkQ&t=2s

Best finds from 2016

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.761814

Significant ancient inscription found at Peki’in

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/1800-year-old-Hebrew-stone-inscriptions-found-in-ancient-Galilee-synagogue-482175

http://www.timesofisrael.com/hebrew-carvings-on-column-lend-weight-to-galilee-villages-jewish-past/

Archaeology and politics on the West Bank

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/02/16/511595881/in-west-bank-israeli-and-palestinian-archaeologists-both-lay-claim-to-heritage?utm_content=buffer369b2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

New Masada expedition

http://www.israel21c.org/new-masada-expedition-gets-underway/

https://www.facebook.com/MasadaExpedition

Roman fortifications unearthed at Beth-She’arim

http://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-shocked-to-find-ancient-gateway-at-house-of-gates/

More Dead Sea Scrolls?

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/thuo-af1020817.php

January 

New discoveries at Hippos-Sussita near Sea of Galilee

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/ancient-roman-theater-hippos-sussita/?mqsc=E3867790&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=BHDDaily%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=E7B119

Masada video

https://www.facebook.com/TheJerusalemPost/videos/919682651486741/

Copper smelting at Early Israel site 

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/TAU-archaeologists-unearth-ancient-Negev-copper-smelting-site-dating-to-King-David-478502

Roman theatre in Golan Heights

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/haifa-u-archeologists-excavate-golan-heights-roman-theater-3d/2017/01/10/

View old City of Jerusalem 

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/winter-2017/article/new-app-allows-users-to-see-ancient-jerusalem-virtually

Second temple era engravings in Judean hills

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hikers-discover-engravings-of-menorah-and-cross-in-judaean-lowlands-water-cistern/2017/01/03/

Herodian road may be clue to revolt

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.762348

Daily or weekly news compilation sites 

Science Daily 

Source for latest research in many areas…good cross-over of various disciplines in the  Sciences and Archaeology

https://www.sciencedaily.com/

Archaeology Rocks 

A facebook page updated regularly with archaeology news from around the world, including good posts on discoveries from Israel. 

https://www.facebook.com/Archaeologyrocks101/ 

Bible History Daily 

Biblical Archaeology Society.  
Daily News for discoveries from the Holy Land 

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/category/news/ 

Bible Archaeology News

Recent discoveries and latest news 

http://www.bible-history.com/archaeology/news/ 

Ancient News: The Modern Scholarship of the Ancient World 

http://www.biblicalartifacts.com/ancient_news.html 

Archaeology: A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America 

http://www.archaeology.org/news

Archive

2016

Mosaic found at Jericho

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/29/middleeast/jericho-mosaic-inside-the-middle-east/index.html

Unique ceramic vessel found in Israel.

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/spectacular-3800-year-old-pottery.html#R0MdZsJhsdbFCLr1.97

Reconstruction of Herodian "tiles"

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Archeologists-restore-tiles-from-Second-Temple-in-Jerusalem-467021

Early version of Decalogue on stone for sale

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/15/arts/10-commandments-tablet/index.html?iid=ob_lockedrail_topeditorial

More on the Dome of the Rock and the Temple in Jerusalem

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ancient-muslim-inscription-confirms-dome-of-the-rocks-jewish-temple-origin/2016/10/28/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=push_notification&utm_campaign=PushCrew_notification_1477638488&pushcrew_powered

Impressive discovery at Tel Hazor

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Historic-archeological-discovery-of-Egyptian-statue-unearthed-in-Tel-Hazor-462312

Treasure discovered at Tel Gezer

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Ancient-trove-of-gold-and-silver-discovered-Israeli-archeological-site-472560

Destruction layer found at citadel of Khirbet al-Batrawy

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.752808

Rare early Islamic gold coin found in Galilee

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/rare-1200-year-old-gold-coin-discovered-in-lower-galilee/2016/11/01/

Discovery of papyrus...early reference to Jerusalem...and rebuttal.

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/discovery-jerusalem-on-hebrew-papyrus/2016/10/21/

http://www.rollstonepigraphy.com/?p=715

Lachish...update on First Temple era gate...reference to new visitors' centre

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/first-temple-period-gate-shrine.html#9qZTu5ocVtCfqItr.97

Temple Mount Sifting Project

https://templemount.wordpress.com/

Archaeology and politics in Jerusalem…responses to UNESCO resolution concerning the Temple Mount

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/archaeology-101-jews-and-the-temple-mount/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=6a00b3dff6-2016_10_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-6a00b3dff6-55221657

http://www.timesofisrael.com/unescos-jerusalem-resolution-ignores-christian-roots-too/

Recent work at Megiddo

https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/10.5615/neareastarch.77.1.0032.pdf?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

https://sites.google.com/site/megiddoexpedition/Fresh-Updates

Archaeography of “Holy Land”

http://askwhy.co.uk/judaism/0165Archaeology.php

David & Goliath…something for the iconoclasts

https://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_the_unheard_story_of_david_and_goliath?language=en

3-D Pompeii

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161004103319.htm

Unique Mycenaean discovery near Pylos

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2016/10/lord-of-rings-rare-discovery-in-bronze.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheArchaeologyNewsNetwork+(The+Archaeology+News+Network)#vzGfCxEKveZA2UsH.97

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/bronze-age-warrior-tomb-unearthed-in-sw.html#2SzkU7KZ4tm4YmPx.97

Discovery of ornamental garden at Petra

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.744119

New discoveries at Philistine Gath

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.738150

Water resources and the human colonisation of Australia

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/fall-2016/article/water-sources-and-human-colonization-of-australia

First Temple era gate found at Lachish

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/first-temple-period-gate-shrine.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+TheArchaeologyNewsNetwork+(The+Archaeology+News+Network)#byWlMjbdR7xUasZz.97

Toilet uncovered at Lachish

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iron-age-toilet-is-evidence-judean-king-dumped-on-the-gods/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=d6e3b333f1-2016_09_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-d6e3b333f1-55221657

Virtual Unwrapping…reading the scroll from En-Gedi.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160922092147.htm

https://youtu.be/GduCExxB0vw.

Discovery of artefact from Second Temple

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4854160,00.html

Roman frescos in Galilee

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810113901.htm

Marble “Venus” found at Petra

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160912132735.htm

Rare Roman Coin found in Jerusalem

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160913150507.htm

DNA testing confirms antiquity of Indigenous Australia

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/21/indigenous-australians-most-ancient-civilisation-on-earth-dna-study-confirms

Indigenous Art

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/researches-date-worlds-earliest-rock-art-in-was-kimberley-region/news-story/51828180e17de98afc0b2c58e37d9be9

http://www.mq.edu.au/thisweek/2016/09/12/ice-aged-aboriginal-art-kimberley/#.V9dKIZN96t8

5000 year old "houses " found in northern Australia

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/aborigines-were-building-stone-houses-9000-years-ago/news-story/30ef4873a7c8aaa2b80d01a12680df77

Archaeology and modern politics?

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Dore-Gold-Archaeology-is-best-defense-of-Jewish-connection-to-Jerusalem-467343

Roman era mosaic from Israel

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rare-fresco-fragments-dating-back-to-Roman-era-discovered-at-Zippori-National-Park-463760

Roman artefacts from Caesarea

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/227-1609/trenches/4739-trenches-israel-caesarea-roman-figurines

Bronze Age discovery in Israel

http://www.livescience.com/55852-worker-discovers-bronze-age-treasures-in-israel.html

Ancient irrigation system in Israel

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/7000-year-old-pits-found-in-northern-Israel-suggest-sophisticated-ancient-irrigation-466414

Earliest "paleo" diet?

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/real-paleo-diet-it-might-have-included-bread-n640021

Ancient ceramic "factory" in Israel

http://www.livescience.com/55559-roman-pottery-kiln-discovered-israel.html

Biblical scenes in ancient mosaic

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/mosaics-old-testament-scenes-roman-era-synagogue-israel-04009.html

Significant Egyptian statue discovered at Tel Hazor

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Historic-archeological-discovery-of-Egyptian-statue-unearthed-in-Tel-Hazor-462312

DNA study identifies origins of early farmers in the Near East

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/summer-2016/article/ancient-dna-reveals-complex-genetic-history-of-near-east-at-dawn-of-agriculture

Dendrochronology used to update chronology of the ancient Near East

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160719161657.htm

Atomic physics may hold key to reading "scrolls" from the Villa of the Papyri 

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/summer-2016/article/reading-the-unreadable

Ptolemaic "underwater" City

http://www.sliptalk.com/heracleion-city-found-underwater/

Philistine Graveyard discovered in Israel

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/bible-philistine-israelite-israel-ashkelon-discovery-burial-archaeology-sea-peoples/

Vampire graves in Poland

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/06/01/healthy-vampires-emerge-from-graves-in-medieval-polish-cemetery/#725f89a54958

Pompeii skeletons

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/06/24/four-human-skeletons-appear-in-ancient-shop-near-pompeii/#6cce217b5afb

Medieval Foundry for weapons manufacture

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/n0686-medieval-weapon-making-foundry-discovered-on-shore-of-lake-baikal/

USA conservation issues

http://archive.archaeology.org/online/features/southwest/

http://upr.org/post/archaeologists-urge-obama-protect-bears-ears

Petra “mystery”

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/69905/city-biblical-desolation-yields-one-mysterious-ancient-discovery/#rXcOEvP3zqXBwXec.97

Attalid tombs?

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.725089

Coin hoard

http://www.jwire.com.au/hidden-2400-years/

Recovery of site from Jewish rebellion

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-bar-kochba-rebels-caves-salvaging-what-the-thieves-left-behind/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=0139c8e08d-2016_06_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-0139c8e08d-55221657

The driver of a Norwegian Embassy car was caught trying to smuggle ten kilograms of antiquities out of Israel. 

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/69242/customs-authorities-stop-apparent-attempt-smuggle-antiquities-country/#yvwWrwrwI1G1Ph1w.99 

Bar Kochba Rebels’ Caves  

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-bar-kochba-rebels-caves-salvaging-what-the-thieves-left-behind/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=0139c8e08d-2016_06_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-0139c8e08d-55221657 

Divers in Caesarea find largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israel 

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Divers-in-Caesarea-find-largest-treasure-of-gold-coins-ever-discovered-in-Israel-391319 

Divers Unearth Largest Gold Discovery Ever Found in Israel (movie clip of the discovery) 

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/divers-unearth-largest-gold-discovery-ever-found-in-israel/ 

Rare Egyptian amulet bearing the name of Pharaoh Thutmose III dating to 13th century BCE found in Jerusalem. 

https://templemount.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/rare-egyptian-amulet-bearing-name-of-ancient-pharaoh-found-in-earth-discarded-from-temple-mount/ 

http://www.timesofisrael.com/girl-12-finds-ancient-egyptian-amulet-at-jerusalem-dig/ 

#Stop Antiquities Theft: If Israel can do, so can India 

http://www.newsgram.com/stop-antiquities-theft-if-israel-can-do-so-can-india/

http://cdn.biblicalarchaeology.org/wp-content/uploads/Haifa-Dor-scarab.pdf?6966b9

3600-year-old Swedish Axes Were Made With Copper From Cyprus

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.719125

Archaeologists Find the Last Hideout of the Jewish Revolt in Jerusalem

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.718720

Rare Egyptian amulet bearing the name of Pharaoh Thutmose III dating to 13th century BCE found in Jerusalem.

https://templemount.wordpress.com/2016/04/19/rare-egyptian-amulet-bearing-name-of-ancient-pharaoh-found-in-earth-discarded-from-temple-mount/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/girl-12-finds-ancient-egyptian-amulet-at-jerusalem-dig/

Galilee Glass Kilns Prove Ancient Israel’s Manufacturing Prowess 

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.713942 

Amazing discovery shows ancient Israel was global glass producer 

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/210676#.VxBNQDB9670 

Bible breakthrough found in Israel 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/bible-breakthrough-found-in-israel/news-story/87fe1827f83ce427a118d633eea2ec0f 

New look at ancient shards suggests Bible even older than thought 

http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-look-at-ancient-shards-suggests-bible-even-older-than-thought/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=5cc5bb213f-2016_04_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-5cc5bb213f-55221657 

Second Temple period bronze implements discovered in Magdala excavations 

‚Äč http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/Pages/Second-Temple-period-bronze-implements-discovered-in-Magdala-excavations-5-April-2016.aspx 

Were Hebrews Ever Slaves in Ancient Egypt? Yes 

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.713849 

Jesus Discovered in Dead Sea Scrolls 

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/jesus-discovered-in-dead-sea-scrolls/ 

Israeli Hiker Finds Rare Ancient Roman Coin 

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/israeli-hiker-finds-rare-ancient-roman-gold-coin-160314.htm 

https://weather.com/news/news/rare-roman-coin-discovered-by-hiker-israel 

Givati Parking Lot Dig Unearths Rare Seal of a Woman 

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/inscriptions/givati-parking-lot-seals/ 

Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story 

http://www.imj.org.il/exhibitions/presentation/exhibit/?id=1073 

http://www.resnicow.com/client-news/first-ever-exhibition-exploring-cross-cultural-dialogue-between-egypt-and-canaan-during 

http://www.resnicow.com/file/1350/download?token=km_HyRQv

3,000-Year-Old Textiles Discovered in Israel. 

http://www.archaeology.org/news/4208-160224-israel-timna-cloth 

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/02/25/textiles-from-time-king-david-found-in-ancient-israeli-mine.html 

Boy finds ancient figurine during Beit She’an outing 

http://www.timesofisrael.com/boy-finds-ancient-figurine-during-beit-shean-outing/ 

New Digital Tools Developed for the Dead Sea Scrolls 

http://www.archaeology.org/news/4203-160223-qumran-digital-scrolls 

I Spy: A 3,500-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian Scarab  

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/3500-year-old-ancient-egyptian-scarab/ 

Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Inscriptions in Jesus' Language 

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2016/January/Israeli-Archaeologists-Uncover-Ancient-Inscriptions-in-Jesus 

Israeli high court says antiquities dealers must document all artefacts online 

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/israeli-high-court-says-antiquities-dealers-must-document-all-artefacts-online

3,400-year-old Canaanite fort to be incorporated into modern high-rise building 

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.695784 

Seal impression of King Hezekiah unearthed in the Ophel excavations. 

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/55293/jerusalem-excavation-reveals-2700-year-old-seal-israelite-king-jerusalem/#VrwfeJz1E0HW67pG.99 

Hebrew University Archaeologists find prehistoric Village 

http://www.jwire.com.au/hebrew-uni-archaeologists-find-prehistoric-village/ 

Recent Ancient Discoveries Under the Western Wall 

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/53521/new-ancient-discoveries-under-opinion/#viufCqdV2MuQDsbg.99 

Jerusalem was inhabited as far back as 7000 years ago archaeologists find 

http://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-was-inhabited-as-far-back-as-7000-years-ago-archaeologists-find/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=4e5527ef74-2016_02_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-4e5527ef74-55221657 

Israeli archaeologists unearth unique stepped structure and podium in City of David, Jerusalem 

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/08/31/israeli-archaeologists-unearth-unique-stepped-structure-in-city-david.html 

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/48131/second-temple-era-stairs-discovered-in-jerusalem-jerusalem/#jwzDTHXrJwb4lZS9.99 

Temple Sifting Project: Dumped Temple Mount Rubble Yields Jewish Artifacts 

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/80176#.VdK5evmrEnE 

Rare 3,000-year-old King David era seal discovered by Temple Mount Sifting Project 

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rare-3000-year-old-King-David-era-seal-discovered-by-Temple-Mount-Sifting-Project-419024 

400,000-year-old dental tartar provides earliest evidence of human-made pollution 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150617125735.htm 

Macquarie honour for Israeli professor 

http://www.jewishnews.net.au/macquarie-honour-for-israeli-professor/49454 

Remains of the city wall of the Philistine city of Gath 
http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/46930/giant-discovery-israel-uncovers-proof-goliaths-rule-jerusalem/#EYI3h0JB7jvfyOit.99 

Ancient farmstead and monastery exposed in Rosh Ha-‘Ayin 

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/Pages/Ancient-farmstead-and-monastery-exposed-in-Rosh-Ha-Ayin-30-December-2015.aspx 

2,200-year-old bronze Duck-Shaped Incense Shovel Found in Israel 

http://www.timesofisrael.com/if-it-looks-like-a-duck-quacks-like-a-duck-is-it-a-clue-to-the-rise-of-jewish-galilee/ 

55,000-Year-Old Skull Fragment Found in Israel 

http://aabgu.org/55000-year-old-skull-fragment-found-israel/

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