Archaeologist Alexander Onn compares the Second Temple era hall with Israel's parliamentary cafeteria, a modern meeting place of the ruling elite.
Cool fountains and a huge pool in mid-desert enabled by strikingly advanced stone-carved irrigation and water storage system.
A menorah carving found in a church provides the first physical evidence of a long-assumed Jewish population in the Hellenistic city.
Settlements with double-fortified walls and irrigated terraces were unexpected deep in the Early Bronze Age desert.
‘Afghan Genizah’ manuscripts were unearthed after the downfall of the Taliban and shed light on the life of the Jewish community of Afghanistan a thousand years ago.
Like in the case of antiques plundered from Iraq after the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s regime, experts predict that lost Syrian treasures are bound to turn up in shops in Jerusalem’s Old City and elsewhere around the country.
Experts recreate geometrically patterned marble floor tiles by piecing together ancient fragments of stone. The result recalls the Talmudic teaching that 'whoever has not seen Herod's building has not seen a beautiful building in his life.'
Ultra-Orthodox Jews jealously guard the religion’s dictates about handling dead bodies, so scientists do what they can to achieve a compromise.
Many archaeologists believe the find supports the existence of a united kingdom in the David era. It will soon be shown at Jerusalem's Bible Lands Museum.
Monumental 3000-year-old ruins, Philistine pottery support biblical tales of Gezer's rise, and fall to a jealous pharaoh.