Institute of Archaeology

Institute of Archaeology
at Ariel University

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חוקרים הקימו כבשנים כדי להתחקות אחר תהליך ייצור הברזל בישראל הקדומה

Posted on February 20, 2019

בעזרת מייבשי שיער ומפוחים חשמליים, מנסה ד”ר עדי אליהו לאתר את המקום שממנו נחצב הברזל לפני 3,000 שנה. “יש עוד המון שאלות פתוחות, אבל בינתיים זה נראה מבטיח”, היא אומרת

How Was Iron Smelted in Ancient Israel?

Posted on February 20, 2019

Researchers Build Kilns to Find Out The transition from the Copper Age to harder iron tools was a turning point for the ancient Hebrew kingdoms, but we don’t know quite how they did it. Click on the following link to read more!

Video: ‘Einot Amitai Archaeological Project

Posted on November 25, 2018

Popular YouTube vloggers Sergio & Rhoda visited Ariel University’s ‘Einot Amitai archaeological project near Nazareth this past summer. This just released video shows highlights of their visit while they look to answer if in the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine, why were the six jars made of stone and how is it related Continue Reading »

Video: Day on the Dig – Tel Burna

Posted on November 25, 2018

Curious about what happens on an archaeological dig? Wonder what it’s like to search for history? Click on the following link to take a look at this amazing video about Ariel University’s Tel Burna Project:  For more information about the Tel Burna project please visit their website at:

Pottery Restoration

Posted on July 9, 2018

    Leah Tramer Pottery Restorer The work of the archaeologist doesn’t end when the dig is over. The real work comes once the finds have been transferred back to the lab for analysis. Ms. Leah Tramer, who holds a degree in archaeology and fine art,  brings back to life these ancient artifacts by meticulously putting Continue Reading »

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2016

Posted on December 30, 2016

‘Einot Amitai amongst the year’s most exciting discoveries in Biblical archaeology.

Jewish Purification: Stone Vessel Workshop Discovered in Galilee

Posted on August 25, 2016

A 2,000-year-old stone production center points to ritual purity light.

Jewish ‘Stone Age’ factory from time of Jesus surfaces in Galilee

Posted on August 22, 2016

Near site where biblical figure is said to have turned water to wine, 2,000-year-old workshop for stone vessels comes to light.

Dig this: Community Archaeology in Israel

Posted on May 20, 2016

Dr. Itzick Shai, an archaeologist and lecturer in Israeli heritage at Ariel University, talks to host Gilad Halpern about the excavation of Tel Burna, in the coastal lowlands in southwestern Israel.

Archaeology and Text Seminar (May 10–12, 2015)

Posted on May 12, 2015

A three-day international seminar organized by the Institute of Archaeology at Ariel University convened in Jerusalem and Ariel on May 10–12, 2015.