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Childs gown found in the Cave of Letters, Israel. Source: Israel Antiquities Authority

1,900-year-old Knot-Frilled Child’s Gown Discovered in Israel's Cave of Letters

The Cave of Letters in Israel has yielded many artifacts from the famous Bar Kokhba revolt, offering deep insights into Jewish history. Recently, a 1,900-year-old child's nightgown with intriguing "...
The Judean desert has numerous caves, which provided refuge for Jewish resistance to Roman rule. The Cave of Letters got its name from the recovered cache of documents related to the Bar Kochba Revolt  Source: Pavel Bernshtam / Adobe Stock

Cave of Letters: Probably the Most Important Cave For Ancient Jewish History

The Cave of Letters is quite literally a cave of secrets. Rediscovered by archaeologists in the 1960s, its contents told of uprisings as well as everyday life in ancient Israel. What at first...
It was in a canyon like this one in the Judean Desert in the West Back of Israel that archaeologists found two ancient Jewish coins (one from 67 AD and one from circa 135 AD). That the coins were found in the same area rewrites existing assumptions about the Jewish revolts against the Romans in an area assumed to be uninhabited after the first Jewish revolt stage.

Two Coins Found in Israel Prove That Jewish Revolt History is Wrong!

East of Jerusalem lies the historic Judean Desert and the hilltop fortress of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea. Masada was the setting of the mass suicide of almost 1,000 Jewish zealots, including men...
Politics Behind The Jewish-Roman War: Vespasian Versus Izates Manu

Politics Behind The Jewish-Roman War: Vespasian Versus Izates Manu

A few years ago, the world of biblical archaeology was treated to a spectacular mosaic find from the ancient Huqoq synagogue , an archaeological site just north of Tiberias. The image-exclusive was...
Mistaken Identity? Mosaic in Israel Purported to Show Alexander the Great, but Some Not So Sure

Mistaken Identity? Mosaic in Israel Purported to Show Alexander the Great, but Some Not So Sure

According to NationalGeographic.com , archaeologists have discovered an interesting and unusual mosaic at the Huqoq archaeological site west of the Sea of Galilee. The most recent and most...
The remnants of a Roman street in Legio, a permanent Roman military outpost in Palestine

Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old Roman Legion outpost that controlled Jewish uprisings

Rome had its hands full in Palestine in the 1 st and 2 nd centuries AD with two Jewish uprisings against Roman rule. The establishment of a Roman Legion outpost in the Galilee may have prevented the...
The Masada Fortress

The dramatic history of the desert fortress of Masada

On the eastern edge of the Judaean Desert stands the ancient fortress of Masada. With a sheer drop of more than 400 metres to the western shore of the Dead Sea, the view from the top of the plateau...