Rare masks, cultic tableware, a massebah and figurines bolster the theory of pagan worship at Tel Burna over three millennia ago, says excavator
Though they believed the disappearing sun was a sign of divine wrath, Babylonians were already calculating the probability of eclipses 4,000 years ago
Not everybody agrees that the biblical reference in Exodus is to 'witches' as we understand them.
The Nazis burned and looted the synagogue but it was the Russians who knocked it down as they set out to eradicate Jewish memories in Lithuania after WWII.
One tomb from Ptolemaic-era burial shaft carved into the bedrock, another a child's grave: This was not an army camp
Turns out Galilee Jews were as devout as their Judean counterparts ■ Chalk cave could be source of stone jars whose water Jesus turned into wine at nearby Kafr Kana
Archaeologists believe Julias, the home of Jesus' apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip, was located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee
Ancient bathhouse under weeds, beer bottles covering a mosaic. Archaeological sites around the city could have been tourist attractions, but many are abandoned and neglected
Dazzled by their advanced accomplishments on isolated little Crete, archaeologists always thought the Minoans had originated somewhere else and brought the wonders with them
The ancient Carthaginians were so obsessed with gambling that some may have chosen the races as their final resting place, archaeologists suspect.
3,000-year-old DNA of ancient Canaanites is a 93 percent match with modern Lebanese population, proving 'continuity of occupation' in Levant
The U.S. is considering a Libyan request to prevent pre-1911 artifacts from being brought into the United States from Libya, a move that has outraged American-Libyan Jews
A thick destruction layer featuring storage jars with marks typical of sixth century B.C.E., and a remarkable ivory statuette of a nude woman, were unearthed beyond Jerusalem city walls
Augmenting their diet of giant cows, deer, weeds and reptiles, somebody, evidently not Homo sapiens, developed a taste for turtle
New study of 3,200-year-old documents from Ramses III suggests the much-reviled Philistines were not alien belligerents but native Middle Easterners.
First Temple-era water system carved into the bedrock had remained in use for almost 3,000 years
Eight more ancient wrecks found at Fourni, bringing total in what should have been safe harbor in the Mediterranean Sea to 53 ancient sunken ships.
Discovery of Judean-style lamp molds in remote Galilee village suggests a Judean lampmaker fled the Romans and started a new life, bringing his signature style with him
As the blazing Canaanite building collapsed, an adult and a child were buried under ash and mud-brick debris, and would only be found by Israeli archaeologists 3,200 years later.
Genetic analysis proves that following thousands of years of conquests and migrations, peoples living around the Mediterranean today share common ancestors, with one surprising outlier: Greece