When archeology meets the exact sciences: University of Haifa and the Technion launch new collaboration

The Technion and Haifa University held a scientific conference on Wednesday as part of a first-of-its-kind collaboration on technological methods in archeology and the study of marine cultures. Eight archaeologists who are already utilizing technology in their studies gave lectures describing their work. Archaeologists from the University of Haifa presented their research on DNA extraction […]

1,300-year-old luxurious fabrics found in the Arava offer proof of ‘Israeli Silk Road’

Colorful cotton and silk fabrics recently uncovered by Israeli archaeologists in the Arava desert offer proof of unknown ancient trade routes connecting the Far East to Europe passing through the region, the University of Haifa and the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. “Our findings seem to provide the first evidence that there was also an […]

People in biblical Levant paid in silver 3,600 years ago, study shows

The use of silver as a means of payment in the Levant began about 500 years earlier than previously thought, a new study has shown. But since silver is not found in the region, the practice required active trade with Turkey to import the precious metal. Archaeological records show that the use of silver pieces […]

Israeli archaeologists find earliest evidence of use of cotton in the Middle East

A team of Israeli archaeologists has uncovered the earliest evidence of the use of cotton in the ancient Middle East, the University of Haifa announced Sunday. Remains of cotton fibers dating back to some 7,000 years ago were found in the archaeological site of Tel Tsaf, located in the central Jordan Valley, south-east of Beit […]

Haifa university holds first interfaith conference inspired by Abraham Accords

The University of Haifa held its first international interfaith conference last week, hosting more than 50 religious figures and academics. The JCM (Jews, Christians, Muslims) Conference included participants from Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Turkey, Albania, Greece, England, Ireland and Germany. “We live in a highly religious region, where religious leaders wield tremendous […]


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