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  • Family strife, from biblical to modern times

    April 20, 2016 | 11:59 am

    The implications of a potentially Earth-shattering find at an archeological project in Israel are examined in the new play “the DIG: death + Genesis + the double helix,” a production of the Latino Theater Company, currently running at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.


  • Prehistoric man enjoyed roasted tortoise appetizers, Israeli archaeologist says

    February 2, 2016 | 9:14 am

    Prehistoric cave-dwellers enjoyed munching on tortoises roasted in their shells as an appetiser or side dish, Ran Barkai, an archaeologist at Tel Aviv University, said on Tuesday.

    Barkai helped lead a research team who found 400,000-year-old tortoise shells and bones in a cave...

  • 3rd-century mosaic found near Tel Aviv to be unveiled

    November 17, 2015 | 1:16 pm

    A 1,700-year-old mosaic unearthed in the summer of 2014 — adjacent to the site where a world-famous mosaic was unearthed in Israel — is going on display for the first time.

    While excavating during construction of a permanent home and visitors center for the Lod Mosaic, which was...

  • Archaeologists find rare bronze mask near Sea of Galilee

    March 20, 2015 | 9:48 am

    An archaeological dig in northern Israel has unearthed a large bronze mask of the god Pan.

    The mask was found outside the limits of the ancient city of Hippos, according to a press release issued on Monday by the University of Haifa archaeological team that made the discovery....

  • NBC Universal’s ‘Dig’ travels far, but not as deep

    March 10, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    Last summer, in the midst of the Gaza conflict, the threat of rocket fire forced NBC Universal’s “Dig” to stop production in Jerusalem and move out of the country.

    If only the show itself were half that dramatic.

    Instead, “Dig,” which premiered Thursday on the USA Network, is a...

  • Gas chamber discovery at Sobibor spurs calls to review museum project

    February 3, 2015 | 11:30 am

    After he uncovered the path that two of his uncles followed to the gas chambers at Sobibor, Yoram Haimi thought the complex he had worked years to unearth would be preserved for posterity.

    So when Polish authorities announced in 2011 that they would build a museum and monument...

  • 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...

  • Our Moment of Truth

    By David Suissa

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The Orthodox community should take advantage of the firestorm created by Rabbi David Wolpe's Exodus sermon to make its own compelling case. What we need right now is more light, not more heat. I'd love to see us share that light.

    We can start by reminding the world, for instance,...

  • Timely Talk of History’s Attic

    By Mike Levy

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The timing could not have been better.

    When the California Museum of Ancient Art scheduled its lecture series on "The Archaeology of Ancient Israel" to begin Monday, May 14, at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, it could not have known that Rabbi David Wolpe's Passover sermon touching on...

  • Is There Truth in Archaeology?

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Pack up your Passover dishes for good. The Exodus, according to some modern university scholars and liberal rabbis, never really happened. That's what the Los Angeles Times told us in great detail last week in a long article published at the end of the holiday. But the piece, while...

  • Expedition Armageddon

    By Jessica Siegel

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Indiana Jones battled snakes, boulders and heathens during his archaeological quests, which sounds like great adventure to me. But I don't recall the scene where he wakes before dawn to kneel in the dirt scraping with a dental pick for three hours. My hands are paralyzed in a claw....

  • Up Front

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm


    Counting Jews


    By 2003, Israel will finally have fulfilled thedreams of its founders when it overtakes the United States to becomehome to the largest number of Jews in the world.

    This, according to the Institute of the WorldJewish Congress, which is to publish the new Jewish...