Archaeologists are scientists who study the ruins of ancient buildings

and ancient cities. Sometimes these ancient sites have been

covered by soil or have had newer buildings

constructed over them. Archaeologists have carefully searched for clues

about the cities, temples and homes of the Israelites.

Stairway to water system at Solomon's fort at Megiddo

Ruins of the Temple in Jerusalem


Ruins of Jericho

Human remains in Jericho

Ruins inside a tower at Masada

Ruins of copper smelting hearth at King Solomon's Mine

Ruins of one of Solomon's storehouses


Go to the Resources exhibit for more information about archaeology.