Apart from the cave of the skulls, the volunteers found dozens of new, illegal excavation sites, as well as the remains of the bonfires that the robbers lit on the progressively eroding mosaic floor at the top of the fortress.
Researchers believe a unique pottery vessel dating back some 7,200 years ago was used to ensure that certain people or groups could better maintain their ability to store large quantities of crops.
A collection of seals (bullae), some of which bear ancient Hebrew inscriptions, as well as additional new findings, will be displayed to the public at the annual City of David archaeology conference taking place this week.
The Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was exposed on a mosaic floor in a room that was probably used as a hostel for pilgrims.
This important and magnificent synagogue was the center of study of the Vilna Gaon. In recent weeks, a delegation of archaeologists has uncovered two of the compound's ritual baths.
The discovery provides fascinating evidence of the central place of ritual purity in the daily lives of Galilean Jews during the time of the Second Temple.
Because of the importance of the place to the Christian world, many scholars have been engaged in identifying its location.
The wealth of the Judaean kingdom's capital is manifest in the ornamental artifacts.
This was probably an administrative site built to control the surrounding farmsteads during the Assyrian period.
An Arab merchant was trying to smuggle the coins through the crossing into Israel.
The textiles date to King Solomon’s reign, in the Iron Age (eleventh–tenth centuries BCE), and some are decorated with a red-and-blue bands pattern.
'The rings, bracelets and earrings – some of which are made of bronze and silver – appear to have been accidentally dropped during cooking in the kitchen of an ancient tower.'
The famous Battle of Karney Hittin that was fought on July 4, 1187, resulting in the defeat of the Crusader Kingdom by Saladin's army, was a direct outcome of the events in Tiberias.
The architecture of the Herodian bath is very similar to the baths and cisterns discovered in nearby Qumran (across the Dead Sea).
Cavemen? Not really…
These old wells are not very difficult to discern, because of the palm trees that grow around them and the fact that they are surrounded by thick, flourishing aquatic flora.
On the Occasion of Jerusalem Day, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority revealed evidence of the last battle of Jerusalem from 2,000 Years Ago.
The finger fragment will be handed over to additional experts for dating.