Archaeologists crack mystery of who's buried in Gebel el Silsila cemetery: Very well-off quarriers and their families.
Archaeologists exploring the enigmatic Teutonic fort also found projectiles used by the Mamluk invaders, as well as the Crusaders' arrows.
Location of pagan cult site outside city walls of Hippos-Sussita suggests the primary purpose of the theater was to worship the gods, not entertain the masses.
Once it was thought that as we humans grew smarter, our diet improved and we learned to cook, so we didn’t need big teeth to chew raw food. Nice theory, but brain and teeth didn’t co-evolve.
Spelunkers find images of a 7-branched candelabra and a cross in a water cistern dating to the Second Temple period.
Jerusalem dig shows that Herodian-period street was wrongly attributed to King Herod; excavations dismiss the idea that poorer people lived in the lower part of the city.
Humans have been living and fighting and loving and dying in Israel for hundreds of thousands of years. Here is what we found this year.
Humans used clay for triple that time, but mainly to make figurines and bowls, not cookware, say archaeologists.
Being in Jerusalem for a pilgrim is to be in a state of awe, but are these the streets on which Jesus really walked, is that the water he touched?
Ancient images of Hanukkah menorahs usually had seven arms, per the divine dictate, but alternatives may have arisen due to bitter mourning, and a rabbinical ban.
Archaeologists counter GOP hopeful’s view that Egyptian pyramids were built by Joseph to store grain with the known facts.
Samson the Greek? 3,000-year-old archaeological finds at Tel Dan suggest that the Danites were Aegean soldiers hired by Canaan's Egyptian overlords to keep order.
The legs were discovered in 1904 in Nefertari's tomb, which had been extensively looted and contained mummy parts mixed up with other human remains.
A statue base from 1,900 years ago found at Dor survived shellfish and seawater, and to the archaeologists' shock, revealed a previously unknown governor of Judea.
Jug found in Yehud was typical of the period, the large human figurine on its top was utterly unique.
Archaeologists find monumental harbor built by King Cheops 4,600 years ago at Wadi el-Jarf to import stuffs to build the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Bone fragment, coal chip and a seed dating to 3000 B.C.E., 1,000 years later than expected, reignite academic brawl.
Figures of Canaanite goddesses, magnificent scarab with gold bezel among finds in biblical Gezer building foundations.
As the ceiling of the blazing Canaanite palace collapsed, foods, jewelry, axes and treasures were buried, and beautifully preserved, under ash and blackened stone.
Egyptian statues, coins and jewelry among treasures Lord Elgin's brig Mentor carried when the overladen ship sank off Kythera.