The plant, which is famously mentioned in the Bible, Talmud and throughout history, was used ‘as one of the more expensive ingredients for producing the Temple incense, perfume, as well as medicines and ointments’
The coves off the Carmel coastline are believed to have been in use by ancient ships since the Late Bronze Age, 4,000 years ago
Rare, older winepresses from the Persian period dating back 2,300 years were also discovered at the site
The discovery is an indication that life for the rich 2,700-years-ago was indeed better with a private toilet being a luxury.
‘The amulet is part of a group of fifth–sixth-century CE amulets from the Levant that were probably produced in the Galilee and Lebanon’
Israel Antiquities Authority treasure trove of finds includes 6,000-year-old skeleton of a woman, the oldest basket in the world, biblical scroll fragments dating back to the Bar Kochba Revolt, along with coins from that same ...
This is the first time in fifty years that a gold cache from the Fatimid period has been discovered in the Old City
The stone artifacts date back to the First Temple times during the period of the Kings of Judah