34,000-Year-Old Figurative Cave Paintings Found in Croatia

A team of archaeologists from the United States and Europe has revealed the first example of Paleolithic figurative cave art found in the Balkan region. Figurative paintings in Romualdova Pećina, Croatia: bison (1), ibex (2) and anthropomorphic figures (3). Image credit: Aitor Ruiz-Redondo. “The importance of this discovery is remarkable …

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1,700-Year-Old Elusa Inscription Bears City’s Name

The ancient city of Elusa (Hebrew: Halutza) is located at the northern edge of the Negev desert and was established as a caravan station on the incense route controlled by Petra that runs from Arabia to the Mediterranean Sea. During excavations in the Halutza National Park, an international team of …

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Byzantine-Era Estate of Wealthy Samaritan Unearthed in Israel

A team of archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has unearthed the remains of a 1,600-year-old agricultural estate at Tzur Natan in Israel’s Sharon Plain. The ancient winepress and inscription uncovered at Tzur Natan, Israel. Image credit: Yitzhak Marmelstein / Israel Antiquities Authority. The team, led by IAA archaeologist …

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