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Israel sends ancient sarcophagi covers to Egypt

Ministry of Foreign Affairs hopes handing over ancient items will be a precursor to further bilateral cooperation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2016, 9:24 PM

Watch: Incredible sunken treasure trove found on Israel's seabed

Two divers happen upon cargo of a sunken merchant ship in Caesarea, revealing pristine 1,600-year-old treasures and coins.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2016, 12:01 PM

Teens vandalize ancient citadel for party

Paint found all over Ashdod Citadel. IAA: contact us or we'll prosecute.Reut Hadar, 4/27/2016, 5:23 PM

Amazing discovery shows ancient Israel was global glass producer

Oldest-ever glass kilns found in Israel unearthed near Mount Carmel, shed light on how 'Judean Glass' spread across Roman Empire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2016, 11:17 AM

Archaeology Council warns 'Reform Kotel' will destroy history

Israeli Archaeology Council writes to Netanyahu, Regev and Antiquities Authority, demanding plan for new prayer space be stopped.Ari Yashar, 4/7/2016, 7:11 PM

Unique Second Temple-era tools discovered at ancient synagogue

Trove of ancient bronze tools unearthed by Israeli archaeologists in Magdala, near one of Israel's most ancient synagogues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2016, 4:11 PM

Hiker discovers extremely rare ancient gold coin

Coin bearing the image of Roman Emperor Augustus could date back to Bar Kochba rebellion; only one other such coin exists.Ari Soffer, 3/14/2016, 10:11 AM

Archaeologists: Kotel plan 'will cause sorrow for generations'

Archaeologists warn that government's plan to modify Kotel plaza would hurt Israel's cultural heritage, strategic assets.Matt Wanderman, 3/7/2016, 10:27 AM

Ancient winery and Roman bathhouse found in Jerusalem

Excavation ahead of construction for haredi housing unearths 1,600-year-old relics from wine press and Roman legion bathhouse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2016, 10:58 AM

Dead Sea Scroll research enters the digital era

New digital tools make Dead Sea Scrolls available in ways they never were before.Raphael Poch, 2/23/2016, 9:11 AM

7,000-year-old town found in northern Jerusalem

Evidence of 'thriving settlement in Jerusalem' way back in Chalcolithic period uncovered, replete with ancient blades and beads.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2016, 3:53 PM

Watch: 3,400-year-old fortress discovered

From today's ILTV edition. Israeli Antiquities Authority discovers ancient citadel in the city of Nahariya.ILTV, 1/8/2016, 4:42 AM

3,400-year-old citadel in the basement

Ancient sea fortress with rare relics found in construction of coastal high-rise, and now it will be part of the basement level.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2016, 11:55 AM

2,700-year-old farm found in Rosh Ha'ayin

First Temple period farmhouse, along with 1,500-year-old church featuring colorful mosaics, discovered ahead of building new neighborhood.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2015, 12:58 PM

Beautiful ancient ram statue unearthed near Byzantine church

Christmas Eve discovery in Caesarea excites archaeologists; beautiful sculpture was almost perfectly preserved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2015, 2:44 PM

Mysterious Jerusalem 'golden artifact' finally identified

Strange, ridged item had left archaeologists stumped - but after widespread coverage the mystery has finally been solved.Ari Soffer, 12/22/2015, 7:33 PM

Eight year-old makes fascinating historic archaeological find

IAA notes find confirms existence of large city near Beit Shemesh during First Temple era.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/25/2015, 10:30 AM

Israeli archaeologists unearth world's oldest domesticated 'ful'

Ancient fava beans shed new light on how Neolithic man ate - and farmed.Ari Soffer, 11/23/2015, 1:28 PM

Beautiful ancient mosaic found in Lod

While building a visitor center for world famous 1,700-year-old mosaic, incredible new find leaves archaeologists floored.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2015, 2:18 PM

Heavy winds, haze shutter Eilat airport; Air pollution sky-high

Air pollution 15-25 times higher than normal on Wednesday, downing trees and reducing visibility.Tova Dvorin, 11/4/2015, 11:18 AM

Rare Byzantine-Era Mosaic Found and Restored

The unique 1,500-year-old mosaic served as the floor of a church and will be displayed in Kiryat Gat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2015, 7:01 PM

Is This the Real Tomb of the Maccabees?

The Israel Antiquities Authority set out on a mission to solve a 150-year old riddle - and a treasure far more ancient.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2015, 12:17 PM

Rare Sarcophagus Discovered at Ashkelon Building Site

Israel Antiquities Authority and police find impressive sarcophagus, which construction workers tried to conceal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2015, 4:19 PM

Bible Museum in Washington Inks Israel Antiquities Deal

Museum of the Bible signs multi-year deal with Israel Antiquities Authority to display ancient artifacts unearthed in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2015, 5:14 AM

Watch: Ancient Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in Jerusalem

Second Temple period ritual bath found during construction of kindergarten, with highly 'significant' wall paintings of Temple artifact.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2015, 12:55 PM

The Great Synagogue of Vilna Has Been Found

Remains of majestic monument of Lithuanian Jewry destroyed by the Nazis has been found underground, excavation is next.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2015, 10:42 AM

Earliest Lamentations Scrolls on Display Before Tisha B'av

Bible Lands Museum runs special exhibit on the Babylonian exile during the days leading up to the day of national mourning.Reut Hadar, 7/24/2015, 9:51 AM

Ancient Roman Sling Stones Returned by Repentant Robber

20 years after stealing 2,000-year-old sling stones, thief turns them in with note: 'they brought me nothing but trouble. Don't steal!'Ari Yashar, 7/13/2015, 11:24 AM

Palestinian Drafts Kids to Rob Antiquities Because of 'Demon'

Issawiya resident tells children a 'demon' hid 'treasure' in important Second Temple-era cave, is caught by IAA.Tova Dvorin, 7/8/2015, 8:28 PM

Rare Inscription from Davidic Times Unearthed

Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) discovers 3,000 year-old jar with mysterious name engraved: Eshba'al.Eliran Aharon, 6/16/2015, 10:09 AM

1,500-Year-Old Church Found Near Highway 1

Church was part of an ancient road station frequented by travelers between Jerusalem and the coastal plain.Gil Ronen, 6/10/2015, 1:58 PM

New Section of Jerusalem's Lower Aqueduct Exposed

A new part of Jerusalem's 2,000 year-old aqueduct system has been discovered in Umm Tuba during construction of a sewer line.Cynthia Blank, 5/21/2015, 12:21 PM

'Israelites Left Egypt, but Egypt Didn't Leave Them'

Just in time for Passover, IAA reveals massive archaeological find indicating Egyptian cultural influence remained after Exodus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2015, 2:51 PM

Spelunkers Stumble Upon Rare 2,300-Year-Old Treasure Cache

In one of the most important finds in northern Israel, three cave explorers unearth ancient coins and jewelry in stalactite cave.Ari Yashar, 3/9/2015, 1:14 PM

IAA Finds Glass Bracelet from Roman Period with Menorah

Glass bracelet found in what researchers believe was an ancient garbage pit; Menorah on bracelet just in time for Hannukah.Orly Harari and Tova Dvorin, 12/23/2014, 12:00 PM

8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Discovered in Galilee

Researchers find oldest evidence of olive oil usage in Israel and likely in entire Middle East at Lower Galilee excavation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 11:49 AM

2,800-Year-Old Farm Discovered Near Rosh Ha'ayin

Stunning find in coastal region reveals ancient farmhouse and rare coin with Alexander's name on it, testifying to Greek presence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2014, 2:21 PM

'Tremendously Important' 2,000 Year Old Find in Jerusalem

IAA hails discovery of 'extremely rare' Latin inscription; researchers say it proves historical accounts of rebellions against the Romans.Tova Dvorin, 10/21/2014, 12:30 PM

Ben Gurion Airport Sees Highest-Ever Traffic Over Holidays

Holiday travel sky-high: 521 aircraft to depart, arrive at Israel's airport in 24 hours - a new record.Tova Dvorin, 9/28/2014, 1:00 PM

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Compound Near Beit Shemesh

Impressive Byzantine-era compound shedding light on life 1,000 years ago unearthed during preparations to build new neighborhood.Ari Soffer, 9/18/2014, 11:04 AM

Ancient Egytian Coffin Unearthed in Jezreel Valley

3,300 year old coffin of wealthy Canaanite working for Egypt, buried with gold scarab seal of Pharaoh Seti I, father of pharaoh from Exodus.Ari Yashar, 4/9/2014, 10:58 AM

1,400 Year-Old Well Discovered in Tel Aviv

Archaeologists find advanced pulley system, irrigation ducts in the heart of Tel Aviv.Tova Dvorin, 2/5/2014, 4:49 PM

Israel Antiquities Authority Updates Dead Sea Scroll Library

The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scroll Digital Library receives an upgrade, including new content and high-quality photos.Tova Dvorin, 2/4/2014, 1:53 PM

1500 Year Old Byzantine-Era Church Uncovered

Israeli Antiquities Authority discovers the first religious structure in southern Israel from the Byzantine period.Tova Dvorin, 1/22/2014, 7:53 PM

Fisherman Leaves behind Bible-Era Treasure

Numerous complete jars from thousands of years ago, long buried at sea, handed over to authorities.Gil Ronen, 1/15/2014, 11:52 AM

10,000-Year-Old Home Found at Eshtaol

Column from a cultic temple, cluster of rare axes found in archaeological excavation west of Jerusalem.Gil Ronen, 11/25/2013, 10:45 AM

Ancient Structure Found Under Sea of Galilee

Underwater archaeologists have found an ancient structure built from large basalt stones, under the Sea of Galilee, Lake Kinneret.Arutz Sheva staff, 6/10/2013, 7:33 PM

Video: Visit to the Ritual Bath Discovered in Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva TV visits the rare find in Jerusalem: a ritual bath from the Second Temple era.Hezki Baruch, 4/11/2013, 1:13 AM

Rare Second Temple Ritual Purity Pool Discovered in Jerusalem

A rare find in Jerusalem: archaeologists have uncovered a ritual pool from the Second Temple era near a highway construction site.Hana Levi Julian, 4/10/2013, 12:23 PM

New Online Israel Archaeology Archive

Israel’s Antiquities Authority (IAA) has launched a new Israel Archaeological Archive, accessible on the Internet in English.Chana Ya'ar, 1/16/2013, 1:39 PM

Court Ruling Preserves Caesarea's Antiquities

A court ruled that plans for a new neighborhood in Caesarea would have to be put on hold because of important archaeological artifacts.Yoni Kempinski, 12/27/2012, 3:42 AM

Report: Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities

The Waqf is continuing to destroy Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount in a direct violation of a court ruling, new report finds.Elad Benari, 12/25/2012, 2:13 AM

Dead Sea Scrolls Online Library Launched

Israel Antiquities Authority and Google launch the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library website.Gil Ronen, 12/18/2012, 12:42 PM

8,500 Yr-Old Skeletons Found in Rare Stone Age Well

What were two skeletons doing at the bottom of a rare Stone Age well being excavated in the Jezreel Valley?Chana Ya'ar, 11/8/2012, 4:49 PM

Remains of Jews Massacred on Temple Mount Found?

Journalist shows video of mass grave just outside eastern wall of Temple Mount.Gil Ronen, 7/30/2012, 1:38 PM

Akko Harbor from Second Temple Times Exposed

2,300 year old harbor was the largest in the country during Hellenistic period and may have been military.Gil Ronen, 7/17/2012, 12:33 PM

Bar-Kochba Era Treasure Hoard Discovered

Archaeological excavation near Kiryat Gat yields coins and exquisite jewelry probably stowed away by wealthy woman.Gil Ronen, 6/5/2012, 10:31 AM