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.
'It's very exciting to discover such a finding. You just feel part of history,' says lifeguard who stumbled across a Crusader-era oil lamp.
Archaeologists digging up 2000-year-old landfill think combination of Roman efficiency and Jewish obsession with cleanliness created a unique system to take out the trash.
Geneticists identify bones in 7th-century vessel as belonging to subspecies of tilapia, aka St. Peter's fish, usually a fresh-water species.