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2000 year old golden bell discovered in Jerusalem

A golden bell ornament that archeologists believed belonged to a priest or important leader from the Second Temple period, was found in an ancient drainage channel in ruins next to the Western Wall on Thursday, the Antiquities Authority announced.


Byzantine-era Christian prayer box discovered

Byzantine-era Christian prayer box discovered in City of David parking lot

Walk through the Christian quarter of Jerusalem's Old City and you'll see souvenir shops selling assorted varieties of small plastic Christian prayer boxes displaying miniature icons, usually Mary and Jesus, surrounded by a gold halo. Not far from those shops, Israeli archaeologists have discovered what may be the oldest miniature Byzantine prayer box to date, archaeologist Yana Tchekhanovets announced last week.

Israelis mapping Mount of Olives necropolis

A Jewish group in Jerusalem is using 21st-century technology to map every tombstone in the ancient cemetery on the Mount of Olives, a sprawling, politically sensitive necropolis of 150,000 graves stretching back three millennia.

New find sheds light on ancient site in Jerusalem

Newly found coins underneath Jerusalem's Western Wall could change the accepted belief about the construction of one of the world's most sacred sites two millennia ago, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday.

The man usually credited with building the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary is Herod, a Jewish ruler who died in 4 B.C. Herod's monumental compound replaced and expanded a much older Jewish temple complex on the same site.

A Face Only Rocky Could Love

(May/June 2009) It may not be the handsomest ancient portrait ever discovered, but this tiny bust of a Roman boxer recently uncovered in the City of David in Jerusalem has attracted a lot of interest. The 2.5-by-1.5-inch marble head, which dates to the second or third century A.D., is one of only a handful of Roman-era figurine weights ever found in Israel and the first to reveal the face of a boxer

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For the first time in 2,000 years, the Old City of Jerusalem is reconnected with the Ancient City of Jerusalem- The City of David.
Israeli archeologists make discovery that gives us better understanding of life thousands of years ago in Jerusalem 

Archaeologists Find Ancient Tunnel

(Sept 2007) An Israeli archeologist walks along a drainage channel recently discovered in the City of David next to Jerusalem's Old City. Historian Josephus Flavius indicates in The War of the Jews that numerous people took shelter in the channel and lived inside until they fled the city through its southern end.

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Ancient Inscription Found in the Spring House

(April 09) A fragment of a limestone plaque bearing several letters of ancient Hebrew script from the period of the Kings of Judah nearly 3,000 years ago has been uncovered in an archeological excavation just outside the Old City of Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday. The white stone fragment, which dates to the 8th Century BCE, was found two months ago in an ongoing dig in the ancient City of David south of the Old City walls near the Gihon Spring.

Jerusalem Among Top 10 Tourist Sites in the World

Jerusalem Among Top 10 Tourist Sites in the World. Traveler's Choice 2010 has chosen Jerusalem as one of the top 10 culture and tourist destinations in the world.

The City of David is featured among the sites not to miss when visiting Jerusalem. Click here to read more.



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