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The Irene Levi-Sala award for best final excavation reports

On April 24, 2014, the award ceremony of the Irene Levi-Sala Book prize will take place at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva on the occasion of the Irene Levi-Sala Annual Research Seminar. The Irene Levi-Sala Book prize … Continue reading

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New Discoveries on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

I was alerted by Zachi Dvira of  The Temple Mount Sifting Project to new excavation activities on the Temple Mount: Recently, the ground level near the new generator room north of the raised platform was lowered by one foot. This … Continue reading

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Herod’s Tomb at Herodium

Haaretz newspaper carried an article today by Nir Hasson, reporting on the seventh annual conference, “Innovations in Archaeology in Jerusalem and the Surrounding Area”. During that conference, two archaeologists, Joseph Patrich and Benny Arubas challenged Ehud Netzer’s identification of Herod’s … Continue reading

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The Gate of Hell

Pluto’s Gate Uncovered in Turkey: Italian archaeologist Francesco D’Andria said: A “gate to hell” has emerged from ruins in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced. Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated … Continue reading

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Continued Destruction of the Temple Mount

Nadav Shragav wrote an interesting article, called Discarding History, about the continued destruction of the Temple Mount. Not only are archaeological artefacts removed and dumped, but also the walls of the Temple Mount continue to be damaged by the construction work … Continue reading

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King Herod Exhibit at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

If you plan to visit Jerusalem in 2013, you should go to the Israel Museum and see what promises to be a fascinating exhibition on King Herod the Great that will run from February till October. CNN put up this video: … Continue reading

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Cultic objects from the time of King David

After some initial suspense, The Hebrew University has released the following notification about evidence of a cult in Judah at the time of King David, with implications for Solomon’s Temple: Hebrew University archaeologist finds the first evidence of a cult in … Continue reading

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New Exhibition Hall and Education Centre in the Jerusalem Archaeological Park (Temple Mount Excavations)

The Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority announced that the William Davidson Foundation recently approved a very generous grant for the establishment of the East Hall Exhibition and Education Gallery in the Ethan and Marla Davidson Center for Exhibitions and Virtual Reconstruction … Continue reading

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A fruitful period in the history of Israel’s archaeology!

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs showcases the immense contribution of this tiny country to the archaeology of the region. Read the interesting article below. HT: Joe Lauer   Greatest archaeological finds in Israel Every day, the Israel Antiquities Authority has … Continue reading

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Jerusalem news

In yesterday’s post, we reported on the large mysterious V-shaped marks found in the City of David Excavations: The announcement by Eli Shukron that he was puzzled by the marks, brought an enormous response from people who had all sorts … Continue reading

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