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Excavation News

Ancient gold wreath found in subway excavation in Greece

During excavation work for a new subway system in Thessaloniki, Greece's second-largest city, an ancient gold wreath has been found, another of many similar finds in recent years.

World's oldest cannabis found in China

In what would be Cheech & Chong's greatest fantasy, the world’s oldest stash of nearly 2lbs of cannabis was found in a tomb in China. 2,700-year-old pot that is.

Ancient fish hook shows early man skilled in deep-sea fishing

Researchers have discovered humans engaged in deep sea fishing much earlier than previously believed. Scientists have found evidence which shows people deep sea fished as far back as 42,000 years ago.

Rare Silver Coin Found in Excavations in Jerusalem

A rare silver coin used to pay the half-shekel head tax to the Temple was found in what was the main drainage channel of Jerusalem in the Second Temple period. The excavations are directed by Eli Shukron and Professor Ronny Reich of the University of Haif

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Clay oil lamps were exposed during the 11th season of excavation at the Sussita site  on the east sh...
Clay oil lamps were exposed during the 11th season of excavation at the Sussita site, on the east shore of the Sea of Galilee, which was conducted by researchers of the University of Haifa.
Sussita Expedition/Courtesy of the University of Haifa