There is no record of the Canaanites ousting their Egyptian overlords, but 3,100-year-old remains of fiery destruction suggest they did just that.
An archaeological dig has revealed Roman ammunition that is thought have been used to help break through a protective city wall prior to the destruction of the Second Temple.
Ancient contract carved on stone, for land complete with slaves and an altar, stipulates penalties for damage and demands guarantors.
Finds include lost cities rediscovered, fabulous jewels and ancient technologies that were a lot more advanced than expected.
As the First Jewish War raged, villagers would hide in impressively inaccessible cliffside caves as the Roman armies marched through.
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.