Archaeology

Ancient date plants grow from 2,000-year-old seeds in Israel

The crop was praised for its plumpness, sweetness and healing properties, but went extinct centuries ago.

Are emojis modern-day hieroglyphics? A new museum exhibit explains

'Emoglyphs,' at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, investigates the ancient Egyptian writings alongside the digital characters we love today.

A fascinating photo tour of the ancient city of Caesarea

This coastal Israeli city was once part of the Roman Empire and is now steeped in history, wonder and beauty.

Amazing photos of the world's longest salt cave

Adventurers from France, Germany and Bulgaria helped uncover and map the cave in Israel.

2,000-year-old inscription is earliest-ever spelling of Jerusalem

Rare artifact going on display for public to see.

Stanford researchers discover a 13,000-year-old beer brewery in Israel

And the taste? More like thin oatmeal than the crisp, refreshing brews we enjoy today.

Would you wear this 2,200-year-old hoop earring out today?

Archaeologists discovered the rare gold jewelry while digging up a parking lot in Israel.

Archaeologists discover an ancient work space that mirrors today's startups

Complex includes a pottery workshop, a game room and spa just like to today's Google offices.

While building a museum for ancient mosaics, archaeologists unearth yet another mosaic

1,700-year-old floor was part of Roman-era mega-mansion.

Episode 8: Israel Hershkovitz, archaeologist at Tel Aviv University

What's it like being a real-life Indiana Jones? Plus: Why we have Israel to thank for our pet dogs.

Dogs have been wandering America longer than we knew

Ancient skeletons found in Illinois are more than 10,000 years old.

Mole rats are uncovering your ancient history

The fuzzy critters are now being used by some archaeologists on digs.

Cavemen – they're just like us! New discovery finds ancients kept dogs as pets

Archaeologists uncovered latest finding while examining centuries-old canine teeth.

1,800-year-old mural shows why togas never go out of fashion

Check out the mural archaeologists just uncovered in Israel.

How to build a house out of stone (for apocalypses AND fun)

Moroccan villagers taught me how to make a stone house, and you can too! Especially if you're worried about zombies.