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.

Mystery solved: Oldest fossil reptile found in the Alps is historical forgery

A new examination of the remnants declared that it was partly a phony and urged caution in how the fossil is used in future research.

Egypt aborts controversial pyramid renovation plan

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced the plan last month, declaring it would be "the project of the century."

By REUTERS
16/02/2024

1,800-year-old Roman Legionary Base discovered at Tel Megiddo

The VIth Legion Roman legionary base is the only Roman military base of these dimensions that has been located and exposed in Israel.

Ancient Romans used hallucinogenic drugs, new study shows

The plant in question is Black henbane, whose seeds were found in a hollowed sheep or goat bone and was located in archeological sites throughout the Netherlands, according to the researchers.

IDF reservist finds ancient Assyrian seal amulet while hiking in Israel

Erez Abrahamov found the amulet, with a dung beetle image, on a hike in the Lower Galilee.

Tunnel that could lead to Cleopatra's Tomb is 'geometric miracle'

The tunnel was discovered 13 meters below the ground by Katharine Martinez, an archaeologist from the Dominican Republic.

By WALLA!
06/02/2024

The ancient history of Israeli grape pips and wine

Excavations have given proof of a flourishing wine industry in the Byzantine and early Arab period, especially at sites like Shivta, Halutza, Nitzana, and Avdat.

New study suggests 17th century Italians were cannabis users

Conducting their study on the crypt of 17th century Milanese hospital Ospedale Maggiore, researchers analyzed femoral bone samples from the remains of the hospital patients.

Researchers find that hidden Poseidon temple is larger than previously assumed

In the future, the team wants to find out more about the dimensions of the sanctuary, and what its purpose was. There is also speculation as to what else lies beneath the earth in this location. 

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