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Ancient Curse Tablet Discovered

 
A rolled-up sheet of lead bearing a Greek inscription was recently discovered in archaeological excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting in the Givati Parking Lot in the City of David. The sheet of lead is revealed to be a tablet bearing a spell probably written by a professional sorcerer or wizard.
 
According to Dr.

2700 Year-Old Inscription Found in the City of David

Archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the area of the Gihon Spring in the City of David, in the Walls around Jerusalem National Park, have unearthed a layer of rich finds including thousands of broken pottery shards, clay lamps and figurines. Most intriguing is the recent discovery of a ceramic bowl with a partially preserved inscription in ancient Hebrew.

'America's Doctor' and 'America's Rabbi' Visit the City of David

As part of an ongoing journey through the Holy Land, Dr Mehmet Oz and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach visited the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron and the ancient city of David in Jerusalem on Monday.

Two Thousand Year Old Evidence of the Siege in Jerusalem

 
Three complete cooking pots and a small ceramic oil lamp were uncovered inside a small cistern in a drainage channel that runs from the Shiloah Pool in the City of David to Robinson’s Arch, in archaeological excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting near the Western Wall
 
Recently a small cistern belonging to a building was exposed in an archaeological excavation directed by Eli Shukron, on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, near the Western Wall in the vicinity of Robinson’s Arch.

10 Year Old Girl Finds Crusader Arrowhead

 
A number of years ago, the Waqf dumped a massive amount of dirt in the Kidron Valley. Some of the dirt originated from Solomon’s Stables on the Temple Mount. 
 
In the 11th and 12th centuries CE, the Knights Templar resided on the Temple Mount. They viewed King Solomon as their founding father. 
They also identified the Al-Aqsa Mosque as Solomon’s Temple, which also served as the Knights’ headquarters.

Coin Found Adjacent to the Western Wall

A bronze coin from the time period of Mattathias Antigonus, the last Hasmonean king, was found during the sifting of rubble from an archaeological dig near the Western Wall. The dig, located beneath Robinson’s Arch, is being carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority and led by archaeologist Eli Shukron.  Around 66 coins of this type have been found to date. Mattathias Antigonus ruled from 40-37 BCE.

Every Earring Tells a Story

There are two things guaranteed to bring conversation in a crowded room to a stop:
the shrill cry of a baby and the frantic whisper of a woman who has just discovered, “I’ve lost an earring!” 
There were no babies crying when I recently visited Jerusalem’s Ir David (the City of David), but a lost
earring was very much on my mind. Its mate is an earring crafted from gold, pearls, and emeralds that had been lost for close to two millennia until it was found in the strata of a dig. What were the chances of finding its match?

Hitting pay dirt

‘When I was a child, my mother told me not to play in the dirt,” Jay Regosin says with a smile. “Now, 50 years later, I’m playing in the dirt and I’m getting paid for it, and I love it.”

New! A Public Water Reservoir has been Exposed

According to Eli Shukron, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “It is now absolutely clear that the Jerusalem’s water consumption during the First Temple period was not solely based on the output of the Gihon Spring, but that it also relied on public reservoirs”
 
 
A large rock-hewn water reservoir dating to the First Temple period was discovered in the archaeological excavations that are being conducted in the
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