Archaeologists claim that they have resolved a more than 50-year mystery after a ring found in the 1960’s finally had its insignia deciphered. It was assumed to belong to Pontius Pilate – Jerusalem’s infamous governor during the time of Jesus – and it was only recently that the ring’s provenance has been confirmed.
The Masada fortress is among Israel’s top tourist destinations along with visiting the Old City of Jerusalem and Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center.
Although the visible section of the Kotel (Western Wall) plaza is just 70 meters, the Western Wall actually stretches nearly half a kilometer.
King Herod the Great built Caesarea into one of the largest cities in the Roman world. As a Roman-style pagan city, it acted as the main coastal city of Israel (much like Tel Aviv is today) after Herod built an artificial harbor to bring in ships.
The walls at the Tower of David Museum’s Kishle exhibit can talk. They uncover thousands of years of archaeological evidence pointing to layers of Jewish continuity in Israel’s eternal capital of Jerusalem.
The fortress of Machaerus was built by Hasmonean king Alexander Yanai (104-78 BCE), probably in 90 BCE.
Originally built by Herod on the site of a Phoenician settlement, the magnificent port city was named in honor of Herod’s patron, Octavian Augustus Caesar.
An incredible new discovery at the Temple Mount has produced the first-ever physical and archaeological evidence that the Jewish Second Temple stood on the Mount 2,000 years ago, upsetting Arab claims, increasingly endorsed by the international community, that the Temples never existed. Archaeologists from the Temple Mount Sifting Project, salvaging artifacts from Muslim destruction at […]