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New and Groundbreaking Canaanite Discovery
Following fifteen years of excavation work, the Spring Citadel will be opened...
Special Hanukkah Discovery
First ever discovery of Hasmonean period building in Jerusalem uncovered in...

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Bulla bearing the name Bethlehem
The First Archaeological Evidence of the Existence of the City of Bethlehem already in the First Temple Period.
Rare Menorah Etching
A stone object with a rare etching of a (Jewish) menorah (candelabrum) was found in the earth beneath the Herodian Road, adjacent to the water channel.
2,000 Year Old Sword
In work carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the water channel, a 2,000 year old iron sword was found, with its leather sheath partially intact.
The Golden Bell
A rare golden bell with a loop attached was found in an archaeological excavation taking place in the City of David, part of the Jerusalem Walls National Park.
Gold Earring
A gold earring, inlaid with pearls and precious stones, was discovered in 2008 in the Givati Parking Lot Excavation, inside the momentous Roman building that was uncovered there.
Pottery Shards from the Chalcolithic Period
Pottery Shards that testify to the presence of man already from the Chalcolithic Period (4500-3500 BCE) were discovered in the City of David. Two rectangular residential buildings
Stone Weights
In one of the buildings from the First Temple period, Kathleen Kenyon uncovered 34 small capstone weights. Eighteen of them have the common weight of the Biblical period...
Metal Pails, Pickaxe & Pipe
These finds were discovered during the 1990’s by Ronny Reich & Eli Shukron in one of the passageways of the underground water system in the City of David.
The Execration Texts
Two groups of texts containing curses that were discovered in Egypt, from the 19th and 18th centuries BCE. These written curses, written in the Egyptian Hieratic script...
Arrowheads
Arrowheads found at an excavation site can teach us about army struggles in the area. A small number of Babylonian army arrowheads from the 6th century BCE...
There is no better activity for a hot summer day than walking through the underground water tunnels
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