Resources for Schools - News

Resources for Schools - News

News  

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

Daily or weekly news compilation sites 

Scholarly Blog

http://www.rollstonepigraphy.com/

Biblical Archaeology Society

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/?__utma=1.722351058.1476990753.1476990753.1476990753.1&__utmb=1.1.10.1476990753&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1476990753.1.1.utmcsr%3Dgoogle%7Cutmccn%3D%28organic%29%7Cutmcmd%3Dorganic%7Cutmctr%3D%28not%20provided%29&__utmv=-&__utmk=195911212

Bible Walks

Guide to 48 sites…12000 images etc

http://www.biblewalks.com/index.html

Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia

Offers a program of on-line lectures on biblical archaeology and related topics...by subscription

http://www.basonova.org/upcoming-lectures.html

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 2016 

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

Latest News

December 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

November 2016

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/

October 2016

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


September 2016

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

August 2016

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


July 2016

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/

June 2016

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. 

Israel Tax Authority agents stymied an apparent attempt to smuggle ten kilograms of antiquities into Jordan at the Allenby Bridge Crossing. The antiquities, consisting of statues and coins, were hidden in a Mercedes vehicle belonging to the Norwegian embassy. Customs investigators searched the vehicle and found the antiquities stored in packaged cartons that were hidden in the vehicle’s side compartments. 

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

Bar Kochba Rebels’ Caves  

Archaeologists conclude 3-week excavation of the Judean Desert’s Cave of the Skulls, the largest undertaking of its kind in 60 years. This is where Judean rebels and refugees hid during the revolt against the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago 

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 

May 2016

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

The largest collection of gold coins yet discovered in Israel was found in recent weeks on the seabed in the ancient harbor in Caesarea National Park…. A group of divers reported the find to the Antiquities Authority whose officials then went with the divers to the location with a metal detector and uncovered almost 2,000 gold coins from the Fatimid period (11th century CE). 

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. 

A rare amulet, more than 3,200 years old, bearing the name of the Egyptian ruler Thutmose III, Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty who reigned from 1479 – 1425 BCE, was discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project located in Jerusalem’s Tzurim Valley National Park within earth discarded from the Temple Mount. It was discovered by a young girl taking part in dig with her family and was only recently deciphered by archaeologists.  

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

And 

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

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

To stop the blight of antiquities theft in Israel, Antiquities Authority has made a new rule for the antiquities dealers. The registered dealers need to register their artifacts in a digital database so that theft of antiquities can be avoided in Israel. 

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

A Rare Scarab Seal has Been Found at Tel Dor on Israel’s Carmel Coast. It belongs to a senior Egyptian official of the Thirteenth Pharaonic Dynasty (the 18th- 17th centuries BCE).  Prof. Ayelet Gilboa from the Department of Archeology at the University of Haifa is heading the excavations at Tel Dor together with Prof. Ilan Sharon from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, who commented “The owner of this scarab filled a similar position to that held by Joseph in Egypt after he interpreted Pharaoh's dreams”. 

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

3600-year-old Swedish Axes Were Made With Copper From Cyprus
Ancient rock carvings in Sweden evidently aren't of local boats but show ships bringing the metal from the Levant.

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

Archaeologists Find the Last Hideout of the Jewish Revolt in Jerusalem
Titus' soldiers ripped paving stones out of the street to find the last rebels 2,000 years ago. Archaeologists think they have found those hiding places.

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

April 2016 

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

A rare amulet, more than 3,200 years old, bearing the name of the Egyptian ruler Thutmose III, Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty who reigned from 1479 – 1425 BCE, was discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project located in Jerusalem’s Tzurim Valley National Park within earth discarded from the Temple Mount. It was discovered by a young girl taking part in dig with her family and was only recently deciphered by archaeologists.

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 

Site is thought to be a center for making 'Judean glass,' known and sold throughout the Roman Empire. 

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

Amazing discovery shows ancient Israel was global glass producer 

Oldest-ever glass kilns found in Israel unearthed near Mount Carmel, shed light on how 'Judean Glass' spread across Roman Empire. 

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

Bible breakthrough found in Israel 

In 586BC the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar seized Jerusalem and laid waste to it as only an Old Testament tyrant can… The destruction was so thorough that scholars are still divided over a fundamental question: before it was wiped off the map, did the Ancient Jewish kingdom actually get around to writing down any of the Bible? 

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 

Handwriting analysis of 2,600-year-old Hebrew texts indicate literacy in Kingdom of Judah widespread before exile, suggesting seminal text could have been written then. High-tech handwriting analysis of First Temple period writings inscribed on pottery shards (ostraca) indicates the Bible may have been written earlier than some scholars believe, Tel Aviv University researchers have found. 

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 

​Excavations at Magdala, hometown of the New Testament’s Mary Magdalene on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, have uncovered a 2,000-year-old decorated bronze incense shovel and a bronze jug. Volunteers from Chile, Mexico, Italy and Spain came to Magdala in order to help and continue the excavations at the site. A decorated bronze incense shovel (used for transferring embers from place to place) and a bronze jug were recently uncovered. 

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 

Ancient Egypt had intimate relations with Canaan, and most of the Semitic peoples migrating there would have been Canaanite. But not all. 

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

March 2016 

Jesus Discovered in Dead Sea Scrolls 

Blog by Simcha Jacobovici: “I believe my investigation sheds new light on The Dead Sea Scrolls, which are arguably the most famous archaeological artifacts ever found.” 

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

Israeli Hiker Finds Rare Ancient Roman Coin 

A rare ancient Roman coin minted by Trajan — the second of its kind now known to exist — has been found in Israel by a hiker, authorities said Monday. The coin bears the portrait of the emperor Augustus on one side, and the symbols of the Roman legions next to the name of the ruler Trajan on the other. 

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 

Two First Temple period seals were discovered in the Givati Parking Lot excavations in Jerusalem. One seal belonged to a woman named Elihana bat Gael. 

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

Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story 

Exhibition Exploring Cross-Cultural Dialogue between Ancient Egypt and Canaan.  
Opens March 2016 at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 

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

Feb 2016 

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

Scientists have uncovered an extensive fabric collection from the era of Kings David and Solomon in an ancient copper mine located deep in Israel’s Arava Valley. 

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 

3,400 year-old-statue given to Israel Antiquities Authority, which awards 7-year-old Uri Grinhot with a certificate and visit at school. 

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 

Ancient Egypt Scarab inscribed with the name of Thutmose III discovered by hiker in the Galilee 

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

Jan 2016 

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 

An Ancient Canaanite fortress dating to the time of Joshua and the conquest of Canaan was discovered in Nahariya. Among the remains are pottery, bronze weaponry and a wine cellar. 

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

2015 

Jerusalem Excavation Reveals 2,700-Year-Old Seal of Israelite King 
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 

Researchers have uncovered evidence of food and potential respiratory irritants entrapped in the dental tartar of 400,000-year-old teeth at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv, the site of many major discoveries from the late Lower Paleolithic period. The research provides direct evidence of what early Palaeolithic people ate and the quality of the air they breathed inside Qesem Cave. 

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 
Recent discoveries from the Tel es-Safi excavation 

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 

Clues from the time the first modern humans moved out of Africa and into Europe through the Levant. 

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

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