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“Agricultural Revolution’ began in Israel up to 12,500 years ago”

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich.  This article discusses the oldest-known domesticated plants – figs – discovered at Gilgal in the Jordan River Valley

“11,000-year-old grain shakes up beliefs on beginnings of agriculture”

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich. Newest find shows transition from nomadic food gathering and beginning of agriculture quite different than previously thought.  Gilgal may be the site of the beginnings of agriculture.

“Stunning Synagogue Floor Discovered in Galilee”

By Gil Ronen. A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman period, around the 4th-5th centuries CE, has been discovered in archaeological excavations at Huqoq in the Galilee. The mosaic includes a scene depicting Samson placing torches between the tails of foxes, as related in the book of Judges 15.

“Golden Crusade Hoard Found in Israel”

By FoxNews/SciTech. The coins may be worth $500,000 and are inscribed with blessings, names of sultans and more.

“Ancient Wine Press Discovered in Israel”

By Amy Teibel. Archaeologists have uncovered a wine press that was exceptionally large and advanced for its time.

“Ancient Hellenistic Harbor Discovered in Acre, Israel”

By Alisa Odenheimer. An ancient harbor where warships may have docked 2,300 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists in the Israeli port city of Acre.

“New Discovery: Earliest archaeological evidence of Bethlehem during First Temple Period”

By Joe Lauer. Excavations in Jerusalem have produced a bulla inscribed with the name of Bethlehem from the biblical Divided Kingdom period.

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