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1,500-year-old mosaic floor found in Jerusalem

A 1,500-year-old mosaic floor containing a rare Greek inscription has been found in Jerusalem. An extremely rare ancient early Christian Greek inscription has been discovered about a kilometer north of Jerusalem’s Old City. The once-in-a-lifetime dream archaeological find was discovered by chance during infrastructure work for a phone cable. The intact 1,500-year-old

Stone tower in Jerusalem built 1,000 years earlier than thought

New dates for a stone tower at Gihon Spring in Jerusalem show the tower was built between 900-800 A.D. instead of in 1700 B.C. as was previously thought. A stone tower that guarded a precious water supply for the ancient city of Jerusalem isn't quite as old as previously thought, according

Engraved stone bowl fragment unearthed in Jerusalem

A 2,100-year-old fragment of an engraved bowl has been found in a ritual bathing complex in Jerusalem. A rare stone bowl fashioned from chalk (a type of limestone) from Jerusalem 2,100 years ago with the name Hyrcanus engraved in Hebrew was unearthed in the Israel Antiquities Authority archaeological excavation at the

Inscribed scale weight uncovered in Jerusalem

An inscribed scale weight dating to the Second Temple period has been unearthed in Jerusalem. This is the second time that such a weight has been uncovered. Excavations at the nearby Burnt House found a similar weight. Gutfeld explained that he himself unearthed the weight, which has two lines of Aramaic text

Gold coin with Nero’s face found in Jerusalem

A rare gold coin featuring the face of Emperor Nero has been found in Jerusalem. The coin dates to around A.D. 60, shortly before the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in A.D. 70, sacking the city and tearing down the Second Temple, an important holy site for Judaism. It was discovered during excavations

1,600-year-old winery found in Jerusalem

A winery dating back 1,600 years has been found at a construction site just outside of Jerusalem's Old City walls. nteresting and assorted finds from Jerusalem's past were discovered in the archaeological excavation, most notably a large and impressive winery dating to the Roman or Byzantine period, some 1,600 years ago.

Copper Age settlement found in Jerusalem

The remains of a 7,000-year-old settlement have been found in a Jerusalem neighbourhood. During the Chalcolithic period, man started using tools made of copper (chalcos in Greek) for the first time while continuing to use tools made of stone (lithos), hence the name given to the period. According to Dr. Omri

Ritual bath found in Jerusalem

A ritual bath dating back to the 1st-century A.D. has been found in an underground cave in Jerusalem. According to Royee Greenwald and Alexander Wiegmann, excavation directors on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, “There is no doubt that this is a very significant discovery Such a concentration of inscriptions and

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