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Archaeology History

Crusader treasure ‘hiding in plain sight’

Researchers have unearthed a Crusader-era altar in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre in a serendipitous discovery that sounds straight out of an Indiana Jones plot. Source: CNA.


Archaeological find in Israel a ‘greeting from Christian pilgrims’

According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, the discovery of a Byzantine-period church in the northern Negev opens a window to the world of Christian pilgrims. Source: OSV News.

Archaeology Jubilee 2025

Centuries-old skeleton discovered in Jubilee construction dig in Rome

Workers in Rome have discovered a centuries-old skeleton during a construction dig near the Vatican for one of the building projects for the Church’s 2025 Jubilee. Source: National Catholic Register.

Archaeology Holy Land

Church of the Holy Sepulchre revealing more of its secrets

Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest places in the world for Christians and an important pilgrimage site since the fourth century, is revealing more of its secrets. Source: CNA.

Archaeology History

ACU digs deep to bring renowned archaeologist to Australia

World-renowned archaeologist and scholar Yossi Garfinkel will visit Australia this month as the inaugural Australian Catholic University Sir Asher Joel Fellow.


Jerusalem pool where Jesus healed blind man to be opened to public

The Pool of Siloam, which the Bible says is where Jesus healed a man who was born blind, will be fully excavated and open to the public for the first time in 2000 years, Israeli authorities have announced. Source: Fox News Digital.


Christian monastery possibly pre-dating Islam found in UAE

A Christian monastery, possibly dating to the years before Islam spread across the Arabian Peninsula, has been discovered on an island off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, officials announced yesterday. Source: Crux.