Tag: jerusalem archaeology

The Ophel Treasure

09/01 | A striking cache, including a gold medallion inscribed with a menorah, shofar (ram’s horn) and a Torah scroll, was found at the foot of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, Jerusalem, News.

Modi’in: Where the Maccabees Lived

06/25 | Modi’in was the hometown of the Maccabees, the heroes of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid king who ruled over Judea. Have excavations conducted within the modern Israeli city of   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

Byzantine Church Discovered Outside of Jerusalem

06/17 | Archaeologists have discovered a Byzantine-period church during excavations just outside of Jerusalem in Israel.   Read more…

Posted in News, Post-Biblical Period.

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