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  • ISIS looting and destruction of heritage sites has roots in ideology and finance

    September 9, 2015 | 10:22 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The systematic destruction of archaeological sites in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State (ISIS) has appalled and infuriated but failed to motivate the international community to act to prevent the further eradication of the...

  • Ancient Jerusalem aqueduct discovered during sewer work

    May 21, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    A section of Jerusalem’s lower aqueduct, which brought water to the city more than 2,000 years ago, was uncovered during sewer work.

    The aqueduct, which was excavated by the Israel Antiquities Authority, was found in the Umm Tuba neighborhood, near Har Homa. It begins near...

  • Calling all Jewish heirlooms

    May 17, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    Appraiser David Streets has a passion for Jewish antiques — old Kiddush cups passed down for generations, Shabbat candlesticks with stories to share. It’s a history that he loves, even if it’s not his.

    “I’m an Episcopalian,” he confessed, explaining, “Many of my...

  • VIDEO: Archaeologists excavate 2100-year-old wall in Jerusalem

    September 5, 2008 | 5:03 am

    A 2,100-year-old section of the wall surrounding Jerusalem, dating from Hasmonean times, has been unearthed on Mount Zion, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. The excavations have revealed part of the expanded southern city wall, from the Second Temple period, when ancient Jerusalem was at its largest.


  • No one cares about ravaging of Temple Mount

    By Hershel Shanks

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    No one really cares. But that puts me in an elite group: It includes two of Israel's most prominent Jerusalem archaeologists (Gaby Barkay and Eilat Mazar) -- and me. And a few religious or Zionist kooks. That's about it.

    Meanwhile, the Muslim Waqf goes on tearing up Jerusalem's...