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Hercules in Jezreel Valley

16 August 2011

A small marble statue of Hercules was found in the salvage excavations of Horvat Tarbenet in the Jezreel valley, as part of the Jezreel Valley railway re-construction project.

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Search for more Sabbath boundary markers

5 August 2011

BibleWalks’ exclusive discovery of the Sabbath boundary marking – a Roman period rock carving with Hebrew letters – was reported in our blog entry of July 6. The purpose of the marker is to mark the outer boundaries around the village. Dr. Motti Aviam visited the site, confirmed its authenticity, and published the finding on [...]

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Ancient Sabbath Marker found in Timrat

6 July 2011

BibleWalks Exclusive Discovery! A rock carving on a stone near the communal settlement of Timrat, located in the Lower Galilee near Nahalal, may have been a Sabbath (Shabbat) marker dated to the Roman period.

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Roman Bathhouse discovered in Jerusalem

26 November 2010

Recent excavations in the Jewish quarter in Jerusalem exposed a 1,800 years old bathhouse, which was used by the Roman soldiers of the 10th Legion. In the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) press report, the excavators explained the significance of this discovery: According to Dr. Ofer Sion, excavation director on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, [...]

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Rare Gold coin in Tell Kedesh Excavations

12 September 2010

Tell Kedesh is one of the largest and most important ancient mounds in the Galilee, and is excavated since 1997. BibleWalks is now adding this important site to its growing number of featured sites. View of Tell Kedesh from the west, view towards Nebi Yusha According to an IAA report, an extremely rare gold coin [...]

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Beehives in Tell Rechov (Rehov)

5 September 2010

One of the interesting and unique findings in the excavations in Tell Rechov (Rehov) in the Beit She’an valley was an ancient apiary – with dozens of beehives arranged as rows of clay cylinders. The apiary is located on the south-eastern corner of Area C in the “lower city” of the mound, and dated to [...]

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Search for the Swine

25 September 2009

Ed Prior, a NASA retiree, has been doing research into some mysteries of early Christianity. He has been fascinated with the question: “where along the Sea of Galilee Jesus and his disciples landed before their encounter with Legion and the herd of pigs (Mark 5, Luke 8)”. The Biblical verses (Mark 5 1-14) described this [...]

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Canaanite City Wall discovered in Jerusalem

2 September 2009

Archaeologists in the City of David, Jerusalem, discovered a 79 foot section of the 17th C BC city, constructed 7 centuries before King David conquered the city and made it his capital. The massive 26 (!) foot high wall was excavated by a team headed by Prof. Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa. The [...]

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Tomb of Herod – New discoveries revealed

20 November 2008

Herod the Great, King of Judah (37Bc to 4BC) during the Roman period, was one of the greatest builders in the history of the Holy Land. He rebuilt the second temple in Jerusalem, established new cities such as Caesarea and desert fortresses such as Masada. Herodion (Herodium) was one of his monumental construction programs, built [...]

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Tomb of Herod the Great – new discoveries?

13 November 2008

Herod the Great, King of Judah (37Bc to 4BC) during the Roman period, was one of the greatest builders in the history of the Holy Land. He rebuilt the second temple in Jerusalem, established new cities such as Caesarea and desert fortresses such as Masada. Herodion (Herodium) was one of his monumental construction programs, built [...]

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Beit She’an Nights – “Best show in town”

19 October 2008

An amazing multimedia multi-sensory night tour has been recently being launched in the national park of ancient Beit She’an. The 3M$ project is the first of its kind in the world in an archaeological site, and the 4th largest in the world. Tell Beit Shean (BethShean) was a major Biblical city, located in the center [...]

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Dead Sea scrolls – Exhibition

7 December 2007

We highly recommend to visit the Dead sea scrolls exhibition in San Diego. It features a display of several real scrolls, a pictorial exhibition of the Holy Land, and a virtual reality reconstruction of Qumeran (amazing!). There are a few days left – it was extended until Jan 6, 2008, so hurry! For more info: [...]

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Kerioth-Bypass digs at Tell Zibda

27 October 2007

A new highway, the Kerioth-Bypass (“Kvish Okef Kerioth”), is planned to bypass the Kerioth of Haifa, the northern residential neighborhoods in the bay of Haifa. The modern road is now in initial infrastructure works. It follows the path of the ancient highway, the coastal branch of the Via Maris road (“Derech Hayam” = “Way of [...]

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Plans of a resort Hotels complex in Timna park

14 October 2007

There are plans to build a large private resort hotels complex inside the Timna park, 25Km north of the city of Eilat, on the southern tip of Israel. These plans might have a negative effect on this wonderful park, changing its landscape forever. The Timna park has a rare mix of outstanding nature and geology [...]

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Atlit – Ancient site razed

12 June 2007

Atlit is a town on the shores of Mount Carmel, and is known for its Crusaders castle. The purpose of this castle, called “Castellum Peregrinorum” (castle of the pilgrims), was to protect the pilgrims road along the coast from Acre to Jerusalem, and to add another port for the Crusaders in addition to their main [...]

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Archaeology Educational Garden in Migdal Haemek

11 May 2007

In September 2006 BibleWalks wrote in the Migdal Haemek site a call for constructing an archaelogy park: “…We hope the City of Migdal Haemek will arrange this site as an archaeological park, since it will be relatively easy to arrange a staircase and paths through the sets of these ancient installations, which are concentrated in [...]

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New Category – Archaeology

9 May 2007

Archaeology – This category groups posts that are related to archeology issues, new digs and findings.

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