An 800 Year Old Lead Seal Stamped by the Monastery of St. Sabbas was found in Archaeological Excavations carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the Bayit VeGan Quarter […]
Here’s a short blog post for today. Today was spent entirely in the IAA mosaic lab at the Rockefeller Museum. The lab is in a warehouse behind the museum, filled […]
Written by Ben Douglass, Saving the Stones – Spring 2014 Intern Reposted from Ben’s Israel Blog Welcome from Jerusalem! We are spending this entire week here, doing various conservation work with […]
Part of an Enormous 1,000 Year Old Hospital Building Has been Revealed to the Public in the Old City of Jerusalem According to a press release by The Israel Antiquities Authority, […]
The German Church in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter was built by the Order of Teutonic Knights during the Crusades. Part of the complex now functions as a public garden. How do […]
In the 1940s, Researchers placed the fragments under glass with bits of scotch tape. For the past 20 years, the conservation laboratory has worked to preserve and catalog the scrolls. See more […]
A visit to The Dead Sea Scrolls Conservation Laboratory is a rare opportunity. Our opening came when a National Geographic crew happened to be in town.
The Rockefeller Museum serves double duty, as the headquarters of the IAA, and Israel’s principal archaeological Museum. Designed during the British Mandate, its galleries are still organized as they were when […]
The Israel Antiquities Authority’s Mosaic Conservation workshop is literally filled to the rafters with ancient mosaics awaiting attention. Raleb Abu-Diab, head of the workshop, demonstrates the method for cutting tesserae.