Roman Coins Referring to Judaea, Minted at Rome
Emperor Vespasian (r. 69-79 CE) issued a large series of coins commemorating the defeat of the First Jewish Revolt (66-70 CE), and Nerva (r. 96-98 CE) made coins to mark the end of abuses in the collection of the tax which Jewish were obliged...
Masada in present-day Israel is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, its violent destruction and the last stand of Jewish patriots...
Hermaios Silver Tetradrachm
BAKTRIA, Indo-Greek Kingdom. Hermaios. Circa 105-90 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 9.61 g, 12h). Obverse:Diademed and draped bust right, wearing helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear Reverse: Zeus enthroned facing slightly left, holding...
Map of the Levant circa 830 BCE
A map of Palestine circa 830 BC, showing the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, as well as the surrounding kingdoms and tribes.
Insets: Plan of Jerusalem. Dominions of David and Solomon (1025-953 BC). Palestine under the later Kings (953-722 BC). Palestine under Joshua and the Judges (1250-1125 BC).
Bronze statue of Hadrian
Bronze statue of Hadrian, found at the Camp of the Sixth Roman Legion in Tel Shalem (Israel). It was found by chance by an American tourist in 1975 while searching for ancient coins with a metal detector. Tel Shalem was once occupied by a...
Gezer Boundary Stone
One of the boundary stones from the site of Tel Gezer in modern-day Israel. These stones are believed to have been installed at the site in the Roman-period.
Armour in Roman Judaea
Dr Guy Stiebel speaks about armour Roman Judaea at the Greek and Roman Armour Study Day, on 20th July, 2015.
Searching for the Remaining Dead Sea Scrolls
At the beginning of May an exciting initiative began by the IAA (Israeli Antiquities Authority) to excavate the caves in the Judean Desert in search of the remaining Dead Sea Scrolls. The catalyst for this was partially due to theÂ area being...
Bronze statue of Hadrian from the legionary camp at Tel Shalem (Judaea), Israel Museum
A magnificent bronze statue of Hadrian, now on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, was found by chance by an American tourist in Tel Shalem (Beth Shean Valley, Israel) on 25th July 1975 while searching for ancient coins with a metal...