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What can you give your country for its 70th anniversary? For thousands of school pupils and volunteers, the answer is the sweat of their brows as they worked to prepare a new public 70-kilometer (43-mile) walking path called the Sanhedrin Trail. As a byproduct of their backbreaking work, they also stumbled upon a priceless 1,400-year-old intact oil lamp engraved with an eight-armed menorah, remains of important glass industry, and an extremely rare gold coin from Suleiman the Magnificent.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2018
Some 2,500 Israeli pupils and volunteers from Modiin-Maccabim-Re’ut participated in an archaeological excavation in their own community, coming away with a new sense of history — and a treasure trove of 900-year-old Crusader-period jewelry. The 4th- through 12th-grade pupils engaged in a cultural-educational archaeological excavation as part of a joint Israel Antiquities Authority and municipality venture at Givat Tittora over the past year. Alongside the pupils, volunteers of all ages were also uncovering their town’s history and heritage — and having good, dirty fun in the process.
Updated: Jun. 28, 2017
Israel Antiquities Authority Steps into 21st Century with Smartphone Game That Shows Off Holy Land’s Archaeological Treasures
Kids who want to know more about ancient Israel but can’t get out into the field can now dig into a new app put out by the Israel Archaeological Authority. Dig Quest, available for iPhone and iPad (Android on the way) devices, lets kids assemble puzzles, search for ancient artifacts, and thumb through the Dead Sea Scrolls to discover Israel’s hidden treasures.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2014
In its efforts to make Israel’s archeological artifacts available around the world and to share Israel’s archeological artifacts with the world, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) created the National Treasures Online website. The website shows off a selection of thousands of objects from the collection of the National Treasures. The National Treasures range from one million years ago to the Ottoman period. The site currently has approximately 5,700 artifacts and is continuously updated. In addition, new hi-resolution images of artifacts and new information are added to the site on a regular basis.
Updated: Nov. 12, 2014