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Tunnel Used By Jews In Lithuania To Escape Nazis Uncovered

06/29/2016 - 13:22

Jerusalem — A tunnel in Lithuania used by Jewish prisoners to escape the Nazis has been uncovered by an international research team near Vilnius.

The Holocaust memorial in the Ponar Forest near Vilnius, Lithuania. JTA

Divers Discover Israel’s Largest Underwater Ancient Artifact Trove Found In Decades

05/17/2016 - 10:16

Israeli divers off the Mediterranean coast have made the country’s largest underwater discovery of Roman-era artifacts in 30 years.

Ofer Raanan, left, and Ran Feinstein following the discovery of a Roman-era artifacts. JTA

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

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

Ancient Find Underneath Jerusalem Home

08/03/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Like many homeowners, Oriah and Tal Shimshoni of Ein Kerem, a scenic neighborhood in Jerusalem, came upon an unexpected find while doing repairs at their home a few years ago.

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What One Israeli Couple Found While Undergoing A Home Renovation

07/01/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem - An Israeli family experienced the surprise of a lifetime when, during a home renovation, workers discovered a 2,000-year-old Jewish ritual bath, called a mikvah.

Ancient Coin Of The Canaanite Realm

06/16/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

This coin probably was not worth very much when it was minted three millennia ago, but it’s priceless to contemporary historians and archaeologists.

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Spelunkers Discover Ancient Treasure In Israeli Cave

03/09/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — A cache of rare 2,300-year-old gold coins and silver and bronze objects were discovered in a cave in northern Israel.

A Weighty Find In East Jerusalem

10/20/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

It’s a yard-wide piece of limestone, weighs about a ton, is about 2,000 years old and is priceless — to archeologists, that is.

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Tourism Among The Ruins

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

Travel Writer
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
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