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WWI battle remnants found in Israel

Rifle cartridges and shell fragments from a WW1 battle have been found in Israel. The discoveries, made between Rosh Ha-?Ayin and the Afek Industrial Park, were from the British and Ottoman armies. The first discovery came from a member of the Melach Ha-Aretz pre-military preparatory program, who was part of the

Inscribed mother-of-pearl ornament found in Israel

A 1,500-year-old mother-of-pearl tablet inscribed with a six-branched menorah has been found in Israel, near a first-century B.C. temple dedicated to Augustus Caesar. According to Gendelman the small slab of mother-of-pearl, likely dating from the late Roman-Byzantine period of the 4th-5th centuries CE, “points to clear Jewish presence at Caesarea during

WWI-era bottles uncovered in Israel

Hundreds of bottles of WWI-era booze left behind by British troops have been uncovered in Israel. Israeli archaeologists digging near the city of Ramla are used to uncovering flint tools and Palaeolithic remains. But when they began excavating land that is about to be used for a new motorway they made a

1,400-year-old coins found in Byzantine ruins

A hoard of 1,400-year-old coins has been found in the ruins of a building in a Byzantine-era town in Israel. As a Persian army supported by a horde of Jewish rebels marched on Jerusalem in 614 CE, Christians inhabiting a town on the main route inland to the city hid a

Replica of ancient ship launches in Israel

A replica of a 2,400-year-old ship has been christened in Haifa, Israel. Archaeologists from the University of Haifa dug out the remains of the ancient vessel over the course of three seasons in 1988 and 1989. The ship, a standard sort of cargo vessel at the time, was around 37-feet long

Engravings found in 4,000-year-old dolmen

A dolmen containing engravings on the underside of the capstone has been found in a field of more than 400 ancient tombs in northern Israel. n the underside of Dolmen 3’s titanic slab were 14 etchings hewn into the volcanic rock, all variations on a unique motif: a vertical line with

Roman house found in Israel

A house built in the 2nd century A.d. has been found at the ancient site of Omrit in northern Israel. A house dating back around 1,900 years, which is decorated with frescoes showing scenes of nature, has been discovered at the archaeological site of Omrit in northern Israel. Phallic amulets were

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