The preponderance of archaeological and historical evidence is overwhelming and the argument that there is 'no proof' of the Temples is a modern political artifact.
Ancient fortress at Tell Qudadi at the mouth of the Yarkon River wasn't Israelite after all, say modern archaeologists who reopened old data.
Experiment with 12,500-year old deep rock mortars found at Huzuq Musa proves they could be used to turn wild barley into flour.
The Haifa grotto, sacred going back to the days of Baal, had been so neglected it even became a venue for bar mitzvahs. Only now is Israel starting to consider protecting it.
The sound of the pounding may have been used to summon the late Stone Age community from far and wide for the funeral ritual, Haifa University archaeologists postulate
Discovered belatedly in the inhospitable heart of the desert, the sites, featuring brazenly sexual elements, indicate that the desert peoples developed worship over a millennium before the farming folk.
Samuel and his family rediscovered 1,800 years later in the cemetery of the former Jewish capital in Galilee.
We don’t know what gods were worshiped at this vast edifice but the evidence shows ritual discarding of animal bones.
A fragment forgotten and stashed away in a kibbutz turns out to be identical with metal coffins found in Lebanon.
The coins were found in a previously unknown village that may have rebelled against the Romans twice – and was twice destroyed.
The carved jasper stone, found in Israel, was apparently commissioned by a wealthy man and passed down for generations.
Forget the gauzy notion that early settlers existed in harmony with the environment. Urbanization was destructive, archaeologists in Israel have shown.
Israeli archaeologists find new clues to elaborate Natufian burial behaviors and rituals, and diet.
Bones found in Carmel graves 13,000 years old are clearly remains of ritual meals, not offerings or just trash tossed from the cave.
A summer dig unexpectedly reveals remains of an unknown city beneath the known Canaanite one.
No, the ancients weren’t smelting aluminum. What the find means is that the 2,000-year old sewer system is still working.
The spice's discovery in Phoenician flasks show trading relations existed between the Levant and southeast Asia a thousand years before the Roman Empire.
'Adonai is His name' says the exquisite ring with ancient Samaritan engraving, found with gold coins and jewelry. Were they sacrifices from a culture long gone?
A single phrase in the Psalms Scroll bewildered scholars for decades. Then two students had an epiphany.
The Tel Kabri palace, built some 3,850 years ago and located today in Israel's north, was first discovered in the 1950s. A vessel found in one of the rooms strengthen hypothesis it was designed for special events.
Researchers say Twins Cave may have been site of pagan ritual that lighted the way to Hades' realm.
While rummaging in an archaeological site near Modi'in, looters recently uncovered a ritual bath, but none of the treasures the Dead Sea Scrolls say may be buried there.
An archaeological exhibit slated to open on Mount Scopus in 1948 finally kicked off last month with a display of tiles from the famed Dura Europos synagogue.
A plan to build a vacation village on part of an archaeological site in the Negev has locals up in arms.
Archaeological authorities are trying to repair the astonishing amount of damage to the ancient Herodian city before another storm strikes and compounds the devastation
Two-thousand years after Helena of Adiabene converted to Judaism and visited Jerusalem, and nearly 150 years after her burial box was spirited away to France, the queen's sarcophagus is on display
They may be learned Torah scholars, but yeshiva students who go hiking during their annual summer vacation sometimes find themselves in life-threatening situations.
While enjoying the Nahariya beach in April, a resident noticed strange-colored, foul-smelling water flowing in the Ga'aton River, which passes through the town before reaching the Mediterranean.
An arduous journey that began in Poland in 1939 with the loss of home, family, freedom and even life, in some cases, ended six years later with a reunion in Palestine. The saga of Eliezer Volkenfeld.