Ancient Egyptian named Iret-Khor-Ero loved his starch and also had terrible teeth, according to CT scans of the mummy going on display in Israel.
Graves found on Egypt's Aboukir Island from 1798 Battle of the Nile were of soldiers, sailors – and female warriors, some not even kept secret.
Life-size foot, and sphinx also found at Hatzor, are the only monumental Egyptian statues from the era found in the entire Levant.
Vast 6-meter thick fortress walls and huge towers uncovered at Bethsaida, Galilee show the might of the Geshurite kingdom around 2700 years ago
Barley was key to prehistoric man in the Levant as he transitioned from a life of hunting and gathering to one of settlement and farming over 10,000 years ago.
Luxuries, like a bathtub, signal that the 2000-year old house being dug up in Mt. Zion, near Caiaphas' home, belonged to a member of the ruling class.
Cemetery in ancient Ashkelon, dating back 2700-3000 years, proves the Philistines came from the Aegean, and that in contrast to the conventional wisdom, they were a peaceful folk.
Work now beginning on 50 columns in church's nave which are believed to be hiding paintings from the 12th century.
Well-preserved findings in burial cave from Natufian era 12,000 years ago shed light on surprisingly complex funereal rituals.
The ancients were madly obsessed by chariot racing 2000 years ago but in the heat of North Africa, the horses would have fainted.