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The most ancient rooftiles found in the Land of Israel were discovered in the City of David

Archaeological excavations carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel-Aviv University at the City of David National Park, located around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, have uncovered the oldest ceramic roofing tiles in the Land of Israel

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For a Happy New Year: the Symbols of the Festival in the City of David

Various appearances of the symbols of New Year's Eve have been discovered in finds in the City of David, and give special significance to the ceremony of the blessings on them. We have collected some selected and especially sweet ones, for a happy and sweet new year

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A mystery in the City of David: What were the mysterious canal facilities from the time of the kings of Judah used for?

The carved canal facilities discovered in the City of David National Park were in use about 2800 years ago. Police investigators were mobilized in order to resolve the mystery, but in the meantime - to no avail.

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Why travel to Rome? The archaeological wonder is coming to Jerusalem

A new and special exhibition in the City of David will allow a glimpse of ancient 2000 year old burial caves, inside which illustrations with Jewish symbols have been discovered. The exhibition was established thanks to a comprehensive study by the Israel Antiquities Authority that stretched across the sea – to the Italian capital.

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5 things to know about the Valley of Hinnom

The Valley of Hinnom is the discovery site of the oldest findings that are mentioned in verses of the Bible. Today, the National Park "Farm in the Valley" operates on the site, preserving ancient agricultural crafts through workshops and educational activities.

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9th of Av 2023 in the City of David: The ruins of the destruction are exposed once again

In a new excavation site currently being conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of David National Park, new ruins of the Roman destruction of Jerusalem are being revealed to archaeologists.

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Finding a treasure in the debris: An archaeological experience for the whole family

At the Emek Tzurim Archaeological Experience, anyone can become an "archaeologist for a day" and discover a treasure. Many visitors have already participated in sifting debris from the City of David excavations and have found rare and special discoveries

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“They Did Not Save the Receipt”: A financial record from 2,000 years ago was uncovered on the Pilgrimage Road in the City of David–Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare during the Second Temple period

The inscription, discovered by the Israel Antiquities Authority, was probably a receipt or a payment instruction recorded by a person engaged in commercial activity in Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. The small stone tablet, engraved with letters and numbers, was discovered in an area considered a bustling commercial area.

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Innovation is Not New

Innovation is the ability to reinvent something which already exists. Thousands of years before artificial intelligence and supercomputers, humans were already using innovation to improve their quality of life.

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Rare Gold Bead from the City of David more than 1,600 Years old Discovered in Jerusalem

A rare gold bead from the end of the Roman era was uncovered within the Israel Antiquities Authority excavation of the Pilgrimage Road in the City of David, part of the Jerusalem Walls National Park. The gold bead, which was discovered by a volunteer, is handmade in a delicate and complicated process. "Whoever wore it was certainly affluent", researchers said.

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