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Ancient Jerusalem- A New Understanding
Ancient Jerusalem- A New Understanding
New Summer Academic Courses Offered by the Megalim Institute In conjunction with the Department of Land of Israel Studies & Archaeology at Bar Ilan University
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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,
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The Spring Citadel
New and Groundbreaking Canaanite Discovery
Following fifteen years of excavation work, the Spring Citadel will be opened to visitors at the City of David, incorporating advanced technological innovations...
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Two Thousand Year Old Evidence of the Siege in Jerusalem
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...
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Bulla bearing the name Bethlehem
Bulla bearing the name Bethlehem
The First Archaeological Evidence of the Existence of the City of Bethlehem already in the First Temple Period.
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new mystery
Mysterious carvings leave archaeologists baffled
Three 'V' shapes carved into ancient bedrock uncovered in City of David dig, a politically sensitive excavation conducted by Israeli government.

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Gold Earring
Every Earring Tells a Story
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There are two things guaranteed to bring conversation in a crowded room to a stop: the cry of a baby and the whisper of a woman who has just discovered, “I’ve lost an earring!"
Hitting pay dirt
Hitting pay dirt
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Jay Regosin, an American retiree, is digging up the City of David and couldn’t be happier
Water Reservoir
New! A Public Water Reservoir has been Exposed
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A Public Water Reservoir Dating to the First Temple Period has been Exposed for the First Time next to the Western Wall
"From Gibeon to the king"
Second Temple-era mikveh discovered under Al-Aqsa mosque
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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 •
Bulla bearing the name Bethlehem
Bulla bearing the name Bethlehem
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The First Archaeological Evidence of the Existence of the City of Bethlehem already in the First Temple Period.
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Ancient Hebrew seal discovered near Jerusalem’s First Temple
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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.
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Exquisite marble figurine unearthed
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The figurine was used as a suspended weight together with a balance scale. This is probably the only find of its kind from excavations in the country.
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Buried Treasure Unearthed at the City of David
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264 solid gold coins worth over $500,000 were discovered by a British volunteer digging at the City of David’s Givati Parking Lot excavation. This find represents the largest cache
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First-Temple Era Water Tunnel Found in Jerusalem
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A water tunnel dating back to the First Temple era - but that might have been used even earlier, during King David's conquest of Jerusalem - has been uncovered in the ancient City
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Seal of King Zedekiah's Minister Found
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Archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University and the Shalem Center announced the find of a clay bulla (seal impression) inscribed with the name “Gedaliah Ben Pashchur”
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CITYsights: King David's palace discovered?
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Archaeological dig reveals many exciting new finds including part of King David's original palace.
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CITYsights: Mythical water pipe discovered
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Piece by piece, the ancient water system leading to Jerusalem is being revealed in the City of David.

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