n Azor, Israel—which is roughly 7 kilometers southeast of Tel Aviv—a 3000 year old scarab was unexpectedly found on a school field trip.
The state of Israel is geographically located in Asia. The majority of its population is Jewish. The total area within its borders is 27.817 km². Located at the intersection of Asia and Africa, Israel is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Lebanon and Syria to the north, Jordan to the east, Egypt and Palestine to the south.
The oldest documented instance of opium use in antiquity was uncovered by Israeli researchers who found traces of the drug in ceramic items from the 14th century B.C.E.
One of only three papyri from that era that have survived is a letter “to Ishmael” that was scrawled in ancient Hebrew script about 2,700 years ago.
Archaeologists in Rahat have discovered an mansion with a finished basement that most likely belonged to a wealthy landowner during the early Islamic Period between two mosques.
A second time Byzantine nunnery honoring Hannah from the Bible has been uncovered in central Israel. The monastery, which is thought to be at least 1500 years old, was first unintentionally found in 2002.
Archaeologists speculate that Horbat Hani, a female-focused early Christian complex in central Israel, may bear the name of the childless Hannah from the Bible and represent the location of her grave.
Currency produced during Emperor Antoninus Pius’ reign in the second century CE; discovered on the seabed during a survey conducted by Israel Antiquities Authority’s Marine Archaeology Unit.
Archaeologists in Israel and Canada employed artificial intelligence to unearth evidence of fire use from a period that predates all but a few other similar discoveries, in a location where no such evidence had previously been discovered.
Wheat is a grain that now comes in over 25,000 different kinds. Wheat was domesticated at least 12,000 years ago, descended from an ancestor plant called emmer, which still lives today.