First-century CE Jewish ossuaries at the Dominus Flavit church on the Mount of Olives. An ossuary is a stone box that would hold the bones of a deceased person after they had been in a tomb long enough that the flesh had decayed.
Archaeologists digging in northern Israel have discovered evidence of a beekeeping industry, including remnants of ancient honeycombs, beeswax and what they believe are the oldest intact beehives ever found.
Israeli archaeologists presented a newly uncovered church in the Judean hills on Wednesday, including an unusually well-preserved mosaic floor with images of lions, foxes, fish and peacocks. The Byzantine church located southwest.