A 2,000-year-old incense altar at which wealthy pagans worshiped has been unearthed where a new hospital emergency room is to be built in Ashqelon.
Mati Milstein in Ashqelon, Israel
for National Geographic News
First-century Focus: Three discoveries in Israel dating to the time of both Jesus’s life and the Great Jewish Revolt against Roman occupation are offering new evidence of life in the Holy Land.
Led by veteran cave expert Amos Frumkin, a group of archaeologists had just rappelled 60 feet down into a dark cavern. What they saw once their eyes adjusted to the dim light amazed them.