Archaeologists discovered a stone anchor in an underwater dig at Tel Dor.
Archaeologists have announced the discovery of 150 clay sealings from a Neolithic site in the Beth Shean Valley.
The Israeli team excavating el-Araj (Bethsaida?) signed a collaboration agreement with an Italian university for the exchange of researchers and students.
Five suspects were arrested after they were caught carrying out an illegal excavation in Galilee.
“Israel has opened its first underwater national park at the ancient port city of Caesarea, where divers can tour the 2,000-year-old remains of what was once a major complex extending into the sea.”
Israel will begin allowing individual tourists to arrive on July 1.
Jodi Magness discussed toilet issues at Qumran in a recent lecture.
The June issue of Near Eastern Archaeology includes a study from Gath on bone projectiles.
The three-day “Caesarea Maritima Conference” will begin on June 13 at 3:15 pm and continue through June 15 at 9:00 pm (Israel Time).
Eilat Mazar will be honored on July 1 with an evening of lectures by Amihai Mazar, Gabriel Barkay, Yitzhak Dvira, and Reut Ben Aryeh (in Hebrew).
“The years of archaeological excavations Israel has conducted at the Temple Mount have yielded no proof that the Temple ever existed in Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said Monday evening.”
Bryan Windle has put together a very impressive list of “Top Ten Discoveries Related to David.”
Israel’s Good Name spent a day on Mount Hermon after it snowed.
New: Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple, 4th edition, edited by John Merrill and Hershel Shanks.
If you get Wayne Stiles and me in a room together, we’ll end up talking about the top 10 discoveries in Israel’s archaeology.
HT: Agade, Arne Halbakken, Ted Weis, Explorator, Charles Savelle, Paleojudaica