The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) recently announced the uncovering of a rare and unique archaeological artifact; a lamp wick dating back 1,500 years to the Byzantine period. Although small in size, the find is significant as it is one of the few such items to have survived from antiquity.
Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA)
During a routine excavation in Beersheba, 2,000-year-old Second Temple/Roman period carvings were discovered. According to an Israel Antiquities Authority expert, 13 ships were engraved on the walls of a water cistern. Many contained technical details, assuming a working knowledge of ship construction.