Archaeologists believe decapitated remains are evidence of Alexander Jannaeus’ oppressive reign.
An Abbasid period clay amulet bearing a blessing in Arabic was discovered in the Givati Parking Lot in the City of David in the Jerusalem Walls National Park during an archaeological excavation sponsored by the City of David Foundation. The excavation was conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University.
On June 10, 2018, a newly open promenade and Crusader marketplace was unveiled in Caesarea. This conservation and reconstruction project is the largest ever undertaken in Israel - with an investment of over 100 Million Shekels contributed by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and the Caesarea Development Corporation