Discovered: 2000 year old capital from Solomon’s Portico

Doric capital from Solomon's Portico that stood in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem

Doric capital found from Solomon’s Portico in the  Holy Temple of Jerusalem… Whether celebrating Passover or Easter, the Paschal lamb sacrifice is a central theme. Here is a recent find from where it all happened 2000 years ago – the Continue reading

Golden Bell from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem

2000 year old gold bell from Jerusalem's Holy Temple

Discovered: Golden Bell from the High Priest robe in Jerusalem’s Holy Temple Is it possible to hear an actual musical note from bible times? The Bible and book of Psalms are full of references to musical sounds.  We recall Miriam, Continue reading

No Jewish link to Jerusalem Temple Mount???

Arch of Titus Menorah 3

The 2000 year old Arch of Titus celebrates Roman victory over Judea, depicting Jewish prisoners of war carrying Jerusalem Temple treasures into Rome. With the recent UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization!!!) vote denying any Jewish connection to Continue reading

Rosh Hashana: Why Blow the Shofar?

Blowing the Shofar on Mount of Olives

Rosh Hashana, the biblical Jewish New Year is described in the Torah (Lev. 23:24) as a “zikhron teruah”: A time of “blowing [of the shofar] of remembrance”. WHAT are we to “remember” and WHY do we blow the Shofar (ram’s Continue reading

Jerusalem: Marble floor tiles from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem

2000 year old marble floor tiles from Jerusalem Holy Temple

2000 year old marble floor tiles from the Holy Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem brought to light. For the first time in history, actual decorative elements from the Holy Temple in Jerusalem have been brought to light!  Exquisite marble Continue reading


Emmaus: Byzantine church

Emmaus Nicopolis Leaving Jerusalem, we follow the main road to Emmaus, a biblical Jewish town that became known as Nicopolis in the late Roman Byzantine period. Here passed Joshua, the Maccabees, Crusades, & Jesus who, according to the New Testament Continue reading

Map of Israel


Israel Map: Touring Routes

Map of Israel general touring routes: Tel Aviv north along Mediterranean to Armageddon, Nazareth, Golan, then south to Jericho, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Red Sea, & Petra

Map of Israel: General Touring Routes

Map of Israel: General Touring Routes

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For help planning your tailor made tour of Israel please contact Zack Shavin, veteran guide & biblical archaeologist at Land of Israel Tours.