Centuries-Old Mikvah Unearthed In Former East Germany

11/08/2015 - 19:00

Archaeologists discovered a centuries-old mikvah underneath a vaulted cellar in the former East Germany.

The ritual bath in the town of Schmalkalden is located near “Judengasse,” or “Jews’ Lane,” where a 17th-century synagogue stood until it was destroyed in the Kristallnacht pogrom exactly 77 years ago on Monday, the day the discovery was announced.

Museum Of The Bible Allies With Israeli Antiquities Agency

08/18/2015 - 20:00

Washington - A Christian family’s ambitious Bible museum project has forged a key alliance with the Israel Antiquities Authority, giving treasures from the Holy Land a temporary home just steps from the National Mall.

Exterior rendering of the planned Museum of the Bible, which will be three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. JTA

Shipwreck Off Israel’s Coast, Long Unidentified, Linked To Early Zionist

08/16/2015 - 20:00

A shipwreck discovered off Israel’s coast almost 40 years ago has been identified as likely a vessel belonging to Edmond James de Rothschild, a French Jewish banker and philanthropist.

The shipwreck found off Dor Beach, thought to belong to Rothschild's fleet. Via

Second Temple-Era Mikvah Unearthed In Jerusalem

08/04/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — An ancient mikvah covered in paintings and inscriptions was discovered in Jerusalem at the construction site of a nursery school.

A almost-intact, 2,000-year-old mikvah was unearthed under a kindergarten construction site in Jerusalem. Courtesy IAA

Tourism Among The Ruins

Israel’s archaeological legacy poised to lure a new generation of sophisticated travelers.

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05/20/2014 - 20:00

At a construction site near the coastal city of Ashkelon recently, workers dug up something most unusual: a 72-foot-high Byzantine temple.

Artist rendering of the new Schottenstein archaeology campus. Courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority

Israeli Archaeologists Use Facebook to Solve 3,000-Year-Old Mystery

With a planned IPO in 2012 the list of things that people are using Facebook for is only expanding. In Israel, archaeologists are using a Facebook Page to help them solve a 3,000-year-old mystery. The story was originally reported in The Washington Post​ and Mark Weiss explains how Facebook is coming in handy for these archaeologists. He reports from Jerusalem for ​The Irish Times:

Facebook is helping archaeologists in Israel

Storm Uncovers Roman Statue in Ashkelon

12/14/2010 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- A nearly 1,800-year-old Roman statue of a woman was discovered near Ashkelon after it was uncovered by a severe storm.

The weekend storm caused a cliff near a seaside archeological dig to crumble, exposing the nearly 4-foot-high statue, as well as the remains of a large building believed to be part of a Roman bathhouse.

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