Ceramic decorated with birth of Athena copied from Parthenon frieze, and other imported luxuries signal, that the textile dyeing business was thriving in Bethsaida 2,300 years ago
The camp discovered by Armageddon is the only full-scale Roman legionary base found so far in the East: It housed the 'Ironclad' Sixth Legion, a cremated comrade in a cooking pot, and a Sacred Eagle, whose birdly squawks would be interpreted as portents of war
Diving archaeologists were surprised to find eight sunken ships on the Cycladic resort's seabed that, however, the locals knew about all along
DNA analysis of seeds and bones unearthed on the tiny island of Motya show that they came from the ancient Levant, brought by the Phoenicians to Sicily.
Discovery of Greek dedication from 1,500 years ago indicates to archaeologists that they have finally found the Roman-Byzantine city of Ashdod-Yam, right by Ashdod
Archaeology has provided precious little evidence for the biblical account of a powerful Judaic kingdom 3,000 years ago, but the sheer extent of copper mining in Timna, when Egypt was in a state of collapse, is otherwise hard to explain
Carthage fought the Roman Navy with ships captured from them in previous battle, but lost anyway, which explains why the Sicilian seafloor is littered with remains of ships built by the side that won
Rare masks, cultic tableware, a massebah and figurines bolster the theory of pagan worship at Tel Burna over three millennia ago, says excavator
The ancient Carthaginians were so obsessed with gambling that some may have chosen the races as their final resting place, archaeologists suspect.
Eight more ancient wrecks found at Fourni, bringing total in what should have been safe harbor in the Mediterranean Sea to 53 ancient sunken ships.
Discovery of Judean-style lamp molds in remote Galilee village suggests a Judean lampmaker fled the Romans and started a new life, bringing his signature style with him
As the blazing Canaanite building collapsed, an adult and a child were buried under ash and mud-brick debris, and would only be found by Israeli archaeologists 3,200 years later.
The wooden wreck looked like a warship but was too small, and was discovered to have been going the wrong way.
Machaerus, King Herod's fortress in Jordan which was razed by the same Roman legion that destroyed Masada, before which Salome did her dance and John the Baptist was killed
Most beautiful mosaic in Ptolemaic house shows a sleeping Ariadne with her future husband, the god Dionysus; coins from lamps workshop also found.
As Napoleon fought the British and the Ottomans for control of the Levant, he reluctantly wound up killing Turkish soldiers, lest POWs set free rejoin their troops, again
Genetic analysis of 3,000-year-old pig remains in Israel shows that they came from Greece, probably brought by the Sea Peoples to Canaan
Homer is the earliest mention of the extreme measures ancient Greeks used against the teredo, which could cause warships to break apart mid-sea.
Kibyratis in the Turkish mountains was a pastoral retreat for the Roman elite, who didn't miss the opportunity to make money while about it
Palatial building and luxurious imports signal that the Greek founders of Poseidonia in Italy were living high on the hog from pagan pilgrims.