Israel’s rich biblical history can be found in the country’s archaeology. The Jerusalem Post shares the latest on archaeological excavations at significant biblical and historical sites in Israel and the region.

Ancient Maya grave found in Mexico as tourist rail project advances

The latest burial discovery took place during work on the construction of a hotel near the major Maya ruins of Palenque in Chiapas state.


Israel uncovers ancient Christian inscription from Book of Psalms

Unearthing ancient faith: A Byzantine Greek inscription paraphrasing verse 86 in the Book of Psalms was found in an ancient fortress in the Judean Desert.

Stone age artists carved detailed human and animal rock art in Namibia

Engravings of animal tracks and human footprints appear in numerous traditions of prehistoric rock art around the world and many of these engravings can be found in Namibia. 

Caves in Spain contain ancient human remains that were modified - study

The significance of this cave is that it "returned a large number of commingled skeletal remains suggesting its funerary use from the Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age."

Mexico uncovers 'elite' Mayan palace used to home ancient rulers

The discovery marks the first-ever finding of such a structure used for residential purposes in the Mayan site, located in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.

Rare 3,800-year-old passageway and vault found in northern Israel

Archaeologists excavated a corbelled passageway and a large vault built of thousands of unfired mud bricks, the first example of corbelled architecture found in Israel.


Ancient Roman mosaic reveals: Women wore bikinis thousands of years ago

While many think bikinis are a 20th-century invention, an ancient Sicilian mosaic shows that ancient Roman women wore them during sports.


Archaeologists discover ancient treasure in Norwegian pagan temple

Three of the five were found where the temple's wall once, and the other two were discovered in post holes.

Ancient Roman cavalry swords unearthed in the UK

Unlocking the secrets of ancient Roman swords buried in the heart of the Cotswolds.

2,000-year-old burial site reveals Iron age secrets in Germany

A 2,000-year-old burial site has been uncovered near Fröndenberg-Frömern, Germany, containing significant quantities of fire debris and large ceramic fragments.

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