archaeology

Archaeologists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Gemstone with 'Balm of Gilead' Engraving Near Jerusalem's Western Wall

Archaeologists Discover 2,000-Year-Old Gemstone with 'Balm of Gilead' Engraving Near Jerusalem's Western Wall

Israeli archaeologists have found a rare gemstone featuring an engraving believed to be of a biblical persimmon plant best known as the Balm of Gilead.

'A Beautiful And Rare Find': Scuba Diver Discovers 900-Year-Old Crusader Knight's Sword off Coast of Israel

'A Beautiful And Rare Find': Scuba Diver Discovers 900-Year-Old Crusader Knight's Sword off Coast of Israel

While scuba diving off of Israel’s Carmel Coast last Saturday, an Israeli man discovered a 900-year-old sword from the Crusader period.

Archaeologists Uncover Largest Byzantine Era Wine-Making Factory in Israel

Archaeologists Uncover Largest Byzantine Era Wine-Making Factory in Israel

Archaeologists recently discovered a wine-making factory from the Byzantine era in Southern Israel. The factory is believed to be the largest known complex of its kind from that time period.

Archaeologists Uncover Possible Remnants of America’s Oldest Black Church

Archaeologists Uncover Possible Remnants of America’s Oldest Black Church

First Baptist Church, in Williamsburg Va., is set to celebrate its 245th anniversary this weekend. “The early history of our congregation, beginning with enslaved and free Blacks gathering outdoors in secret in 1776, has always been a part of who we are as a community,” said the Rev. Reginald F. Davis.

American Christians Raise Millions to Restore Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

American Christians Raise Millions to Restore Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

American Christians have helped to provide millions of dollars to restore the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, a location believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

Archaeologists Find Boat-Like Formation Matching 'Biblical' Description of Noah's Ark in Turkish Mountains

Archaeologists Find Boat-Like Formation Matching 'Biblical' Description of Noah's Ark in Turkish Mountains

Biblical archaeologists recently discovered a "boat-like formation" matching the biblical description of Noah's ark in Eastern Turkey using 3D scans.

Byzantine-Era Gold Coin Depicting Jesus' Crucifixion Unearthed in Israel

Byzantine-Era Gold Coin Depicting Jesus' Crucifixion Unearthed in Israel

Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have discovered a Byzantine-era gold coin depicting Jesus' Crucifixion near Tel Aviv.

Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Evidence of Biblical Earthquake Mentioned in Amos, Zechariah

Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Evidence of Biblical Earthquake Mentioned in Amos, Zechariah

Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered what they believe is physical evidence of an earthquake referenced in the biblical books of Amos and Zechariah.

Rare 3,100-Year-Old Inscription Could Be Linked to Gideon from the Book of Judges, Israeli Archaeologists Say

Rare 3,100-Year-Old Inscription Could Be Linked to Gideon from the Book of Judges, Israeli Archaeologists Say

A rare 3,100-year-old artifact dawning an inscription of a name that could be linked to the biblical judge Gideon from the Old Testament book of Judges has been discovered.

Archaeologists Uncover First Temple-Era Segment of Jerusalem City Wall

Archaeologists Uncover First Temple-Era Segment of Jerusalem City Wall

Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed a missing section of Jerusalem's city wall built during the First Temple Era to protect the city from outside attacks.