History Stories
Stunning New Fossil Suggests Humans Left Africa Far Earlier Than We Thought
January 25, 2018

It is the oldest homo sapiens fossil ever discovered outside of Africa. Read More

Why Jews and Muslims Both Have Religious Claims on Jerusalem
December 6, 2017

The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—despite a dueling claim from Palestine. Read More

The Disastrous Time Tens of Thousands of Children Tried to Start a Crusade
October 18, 2017

Kings and popes told them to go home—but they persisted. Read More

80-Foot Gate and Shrine Excavated in Ancient City of Tel Lachish
October 3, 2016

Archaeologists recently uncovered an impressive gate and shrine from the First Temple period (eighth century B.C.) in Israel’s ancient city of Tel Lachish. Read More

Scientists Virtually Unroll, Read Ancient Biblical Scroll
September 22, 2016

Using a computer program, scientists for the first time have digitally unwrapped and read a severely damaged ancient Hebrew scroll without even touching it. Read More

Rare Noah’s Ark Mosaic Discovered at Ancient Israeli Synagogue
July 13, 2016

In their excavations of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, archaeologists uncovered two stunning mosaics depicting Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea. Read More

8-Year-Old Aspiring Indiana Jones Finds Ancient Artifact
December 2, 2015

An 8-year-old Israeli boy with dreams of becoming a real-life Indiana Jones has discovered a 3,000-year-old relic from an ancient biblical city. Read More

Ancient Ritual Bath Unearthed in Jerusalem
April 17, 2013

Archaeologists in Jerusalem recently uncovered a 2,000-year-old ritual bath during a road excavation project. Read More