So much for leaving no trace: The Israeli Antiquities Authority is accusing the organizers of Midburn — the Israeli affiliate of Burning Man — of accidentally torching ancient remnants dating back to Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic periods.
Archaeologists working in Israel have made an extraordinary discovery — the earliest instance of Lower Paleolithic-Acheulian stone bifaces and scrapers with the residue of elephant fat still on them. It's considered an archaeological first.
Since 2009, archaeologists have been slowly excavating the ancient town of Magdala—thought to be the home of Mary Magdalene—near the Sea of Galilee. Among their finds has been a first-century synagogue where, experts say, Jesus likely preached.
Many scholars dismiss David and Solomon as mythical figures, arguing that kingdoms didn't exist in the region during the early Iron Age, when the events in the Bible supposedly took place. By a new discovery in southern Israel suggests there was more political complexity in the 10th century BC than previously thought.
Archaeologists working at Qusem Cave in Israel have uncovered a 300,000 year-old hearth. It's the earliest evidence of repeated fire building over a continuous period by humans.
About 3,000 years ago during the Iron Age, the Assyrians were a major power in the Middle East and North Africa. Their military might was terrifying. And now, a new archaeological finding reveals more about this fierce but vanished empire's defensive strategies.
Hassan Nasrallah would like to welcome you to Mleeta, one of Lebanon's more unusual tourist destinations. The unsmiling face of Hezbollah's leader greets visitors in a slickly produced 10-minute video shown in a modern theater, telling them: "I'm honored to be with you in this tourist landmark."
Israeli engineering firm Urban Aeronautics has released footage of the AirMule (their flying fan-car) in action. It's not quite airworthy yet, but all of you trendy first adopters are undoubtedly building teflon-and-bubble-wrap-lined flight suits to
crash around your neighborhood.
James Cameron's Avatar apparently touched lives in ways that went beyond 3D-inspired headaches, judging from these pictures of Palestinian protesters on the West Bank from this weekend. Cosplay is the new Che t-shirt, we're calling it now. [Telegraph.co.uk] (Thanks, John!)
As we understand more and more about the materials to build suspension bridges, their shapes are going to become more bizarre and seemingly impossible. Architect Santiago Calatrava made this suspension bridge in Jerusalem to resemble the shape of a lyre, a stringed instrument popular during classical antiquity. This…
If robots learned how to procreate, they'd probably lay eggs that look like these installations created by Israeli multimedia artist Tomer Sapir. What you're seeing here is actually made of real egg shells, along with concrete, glass, sponge, and parts of a lamp.
Yesterday in Israel, a bomb disposal robot inspected the scene of a suicide bombing at a shopping mall in the town of Dimona. The bot is remote controlled, and used an articulated arm to remove the jacket of the alleged bomber to be sure he doesn't have more explosives on his body. Want to see what else the robot…