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Second Temple-era mikveh discovered under Al-Aqsa mosque

Al-Aqsa mosque was destroyed in an earthquake in 1927 • As it was being rebuilt, the British archaeologist Robert Hamilton documented the excavation of its foundations • He hid away the findings that the waqf found inconvenient • Today, thousands of findings, including a seal with the inscription “From Gibeon to the king” unearthed by Dr. Gabi Barkai and Zachi Dvira, shed light on the Temple Mount’s Jewish period • A peek back into history.

Bulla bearing the name Bethlehem

The First Archaeological Evidence of the Existence of the City of Bethlehem already in the First Temple Period!

Ancient Hebrew seal discovered near Jerusalem’s First Temple

A 2,000-year-old seal bearing a name similar to that of Israel’s prime minister was discovered during excavations near the Western Wall, the Israel Antiquities Authority said.

The find was made near the remains of a building dating to the end of the First Temple period, discovered below the base of an ancient drainage channel that is currently being exposed in excavations in the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden, adjacent to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount.


An incredible discovery in Jerusalem

An incredible discovery in Jerusalem: On the eve of the Passover holiday, an Egyptian scarab- seal was found in excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority, bearing the name of the important Egyptian god “Amun-Ra”. This is the first time this type of scarab has been found in the capital with the name of the god appearing in hieroglyphics- the ancient Egyptian script.

Off the Beaten Track: City of David

When I first arrived in Israel I was in awe of the remnants of biblical and Talmudic Jerusalem. It seemed that everywhere I turned I would bump into something that would send me almost 2,000 or 3,000 years in back time. My mind would race through history and my emotions would bubble up to the surface and sometimes, even for this secular Jew, I would find myself in the midst of a spiritual experience.


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Ancient Seal Found in Jerusalem Linked to Ritual

A rare clay seal found under Jerusalem's Old City appears to be linked to religious rituals practiced at the Jewish Temple 2,000 years ago, Israeli archaeologists said Sunday.

Mysterious carvings leave archaeologists baffled

Mysterious stone carvings made thousands of years ago and recently uncovered in an excavation underneath Jerusalem have archaeologists stumped.

City of David Finds on Display in Times Square!

Take advantage of the rare opportunity to see up close, recently discovered artifacts from the City of David.

Givati Parking Lot Excavation

The City of David announces a fantastic discovery in the Givati Parking Lot Excavation.

In an excavation sponsored by the Ir David Foundation being conducted underneath the Givati Parking Lot.
archeologist Dr. Doron Ben Ami from the Israel Antiquities Authority has unearthed a monumental structure, likely a palace, dating to the end of the Second Temple Period.  The structure is the largest of its kind unearthed in the City of David to date.  Josephus Flavius, the Roman historian, mentions that Queen Helena from Adiabene

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