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Rare Egyptian Amulet Bearing Name of Ancient Pharaoh Found

 
 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, and was only recently deciphered by archeologists.

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The Women Uncovering Ancient Jerusalem

 
In honor of International Women’s Day, we came down to the City of David excavations, and among the antiquities, we discovered rare feminine strength.
Among the dozens of men working energetically to uncover the remnants of ancient Jerusalem, we met four special women who taught us a lesson in girl power.

Discovering Her Deep Origins

After many generations of longing and yearning for Jerusalem, Salamawit Pes-ha succeeded in fulfilling the innermost dream of her forefathers and immigrating to Israel. Now, with a Bachelor’s in General History and while working toward her Master’s in English Literature, Salamawit fulfills the dream every day anew. By actively participating in the archaeological excavations at the City of David, she is uncovering the story of the same ancient Jerusalem that her ancestors prayed for.

Jerusalem Women who Left their Mark – Then and Today

International Women’s Day is an excellent time to remember women who left their mark on ancient Jerusalem in the past, and to appreciate women who are leaving their mark today. Throughout history, Jerusalem has produced both female and male leaders who have gone down in history for their significant endeavors. Recently, a seal bearing a woman’s name – Eliana daughter of Ga’el, was found in the City of David excavations, yet another testimony of the important status of women in ancient Jerusalem.

To Elihana Bat Gael Seal

A Rare Seal Bearing a Woman’s Name from the First Temple Period was Discovered in Excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is Conducting in the City of David, in the Walls around Jerusalem National Park.
 
Another seal from the same time, which bears the name of a man, was found nearby. According to excavation directors from the IAA, the seals were probably part of the contents of a large administrative building  that is currently being exposed in the Giv‘ati parking lot, south of the Temple Mount.

The Kidron Valley's Treasures

 
In 1952, a unique 2,000-year-old copper scroll was discovered deep inside a cave near the Dead Sea. When British scholar John Marco Allegro translated the scroll a few years later, he was astonished to learn that over 100 tons of gold and silver treasures from the Second Temple had been hidden in dozens of different locations.

The Acra - Discovering the Greek Stronghold

Solving One of Jerusalem’s Greatest Archaeological Questions
 
Archaeologists of the Israel Antiquities Authority believe that sections of a fortification recently discovered in the Givati parking lot excavations at the City of David, in the Jerusalem Walls National Park, were part of the defenses constructed atop the City of David hill during the reign of Antiochus Epiphanes (2

Mayors Visit City of David

Mayors from around the world show support for Ancient Jerusalem
 
In the midst of a wave of terror, 30 mayors from around the world visited the City of David in Jerusalem .

Mysterious Ancient Podium Found

 
An intriguing find consisting of an impressive pyramid-shaped staircase constructed of large ashlar stones was uncovered in an archaeological excavation currently conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority.
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