Israel has an extraordinary wealth of historical sites. This ancient land experienced so many waves of conquest and reconquest sited as it is where three continents meet. Not to mention the huge stimulous this tiny country gave to the development of three major religions. The archaeological exploration of Israel's past is utterly fascinating and provides welcome relief from the daily depression of current global events. How about a regular archaeology/history section in Haaretz.com with extra info about good sites and exhibitions to visit and contributions from readers? This is a huge part of our heritage. It is a key to our past and should be part of our childrens eduation. It can also attract foreign visitors to Israel. A history section would be great to get lost in for a few minutes after reading about the usual bent politicians, murderous terrorists and carnage on the roads.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
from the article: Archeologists discover footprint made by sandal of Roman soldier