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Largest-ever Byzantine Wine Press Found in Central Israel

The largest wine press in the entire Byzantine world was discovered recently in central Israel. Archaeologists say that the gigantic wine factory could produce an astounding 2 million liters of wine per year. Located in Yavneh, an area which has...

Searching for the Lost Biblical City of Bethsaida

Israeli archaeologists recently found two areas which might have been part of the ancient city of Bethsaida, which was mentioned prominently in the Bible. And a Byzantine church may be the missing link needed to establish one of them...

Enormous Roman-era Basilica with Nike, Tyche Statues Unearthed in Israel

An enormous Roman-era basilica containing statues of the Greek goddesses Nike and Tyche, or Isis, was recently unearthed in Israel.

Ancient Greek Citadel Uncovered in Jerusalem

The Israeli antiquities authority claims to have solved one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of the area, after unearthing the ancient Greek citadel of Acra. The archaeological excavations in a Jerusalem car park uncovered the ancient Greek monument, a...

Alexander the Great Era Treasures Found in Israeli Cave

Cave explorers in Israel have discovered a small treasure of coins and jewelry dating to the era of Alexander the Great. According to archaeologists the treasure had been hidden by people displaced due to a war. The 2,300-year-old treasure is...

Greek Mosaics Discovered Inside Old Israeli Church

Impressive archaeological finds, including a magnificent mosaic featuring Greek inscriptions, were uncovered in a church some 1,500 years old during Israel Antiquities Authority salvage excavations, prior to the construction of a new neighborhood at Moshav Aluma in southern Israel. The...

Mysterious Ancient Greek Bronze Helmet Found in Haifa Bay

A 2,600 year old bronze helmet, most probably belonging to a Greek warrior, has been found in the waters of Haifa Bay, in Israel. The exact owner of the helmet, however, remains unknown so far. According to the principal of...