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2015-03-10 08:53:44

A cache of coins and jewelry dating back to the days of Alexander the Great has been discovered by spelunkers exploring a cave in northern Israel, officials there announced on Monday.

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2015-02-19 12:14:54

If you’ve ever jumped into a body of water, you’ve probably fantasized about diving down to find sunken treasure--aka pirate’s booty. Divers in Israel actually lived out this fantasy this week.

Dead Sea Scrolls Are Now Available Online
2012-12-18 13:31:36

The Internet is an amazing thing, opening up the doors to countless libraries and allowing for the travel to countless destinations. Today, Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority have partnered up to remind us all of just how amazing it is to live in the information age.

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2011-02-02 13:54:17

Israeli authorities said Wednesday that the pursuit of a gang of grave robbers has led to the discovery of an ancient church outside Jerusalem that may contain the burial place of the biblical prophet Zechariah.

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2010-11-23 08:50:00

Israeli archaeologists announced on Monday that they had uncovered an ancient Roman bathhouse that likely was used by soldiers nearly 2,000 years ago.

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2010-10-19 12:50:00

The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls will soon be available online for all to take a look at.

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2010-02-16 06:17:42

Israeli archaeologists announced Monday they have discovered an octagon shaped 1,400-year-old wine press, which was exceptionally large and advanced for its time.

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2009-12-22 06:25:00

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a home dating back to the time of Jesus in the town of Nazareth where he is said to have spent the better part of his life.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.