Rare Jewish treasure from Hasmonean period unearthedEstate that fought Romans reveals ancient heroism, silver coin collection, bronze coins proclaiming: 'Freedom of Zion.'
Watch: National plan to save Dead Sea Scrolls from thievesIsrael Antiquities Authority launches a national plan for comprehensive archaeological excavations in the Judean Desert caves.
Israel sends ancient sarcophagi covers to EgyptMinistry of Foreign Affairs hopes handing over ancient items will be a precursor to further bilateral cooperation.
Watch: Incredible sunken treasure trove found on Israel's seabedTwo divers happen upon cargo of a sunken merchant ship in Caesarea, revealing pristine 1,600-year-old treasures and coins.
Teens vandalize ancient citadel for partyPaint found all over Ashdod Citadel. IAA: contact us or we'll prosecute.
Amazing discovery shows ancient Israel was global glass producerOldest-ever glass kilns found in Israel unearthed near Mount Carmel, shed light on how 'Judean Glass' spread across Roman Empire.
Archaeology Council warns 'Reform Kotel' will destroy historyIsraeli Archaeology Council writes to Netanyahu, Regev and Antiquities Authority, demanding plan for new prayer space be stopped.
Unique Second Temple-era tools discovered at ancient synagogueTrove of ancient bronze tools unearthed by Israeli archaeologists in Magdala, near one of Israel's most ancient synagogues.
Hiker discovers extremely rare ancient gold coinCoin bearing the image of Roman Emperor Augustus could date back to Bar Kochba rebellion; only one other such coin exists.
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.
Ancient winery and Roman bathhouse found in JerusalemExcavation ahead of construction for haredi housing unearths 1,600-year-old relics from wine press and Roman legion bathhouse.
Dead Sea Scroll research enters the digital eraNew digital tools make Dead Sea Scrolls available in ways they never were before.
7,000-year-old town found in northern JerusalemEvidence of 'thriving settlement in Jerusalem' way back in Chalcolithic period uncovered, replete with ancient blades and beads.
Watch: 3,400-year-old fortress discoveredFrom today's ILTV edition. Israeli Antiquities Authority discovers ancient citadel in the city of Nahariya.
3,400-year-old citadel in the basementAncient sea fortress with rare relics found in construction of coastal high-rise, and now it will be part of the basement level.
2,700-year-old farm found in Rosh Ha'ayinFirst Temple period farmhouse, along with 1,500-year-old church featuring colorful mosaics, discovered ahead of building new neighborhood.
Beautiful ancient ram statue unearthed near Byzantine churchChristmas Eve discovery in Caesarea excites archaeologists; beautiful sculpture was almost perfectly preserved.
Mysterious Jerusalem 'golden artifact' finally identifiedStrange, ridged item had left archaeologists stumped - but after widespread coverage the mystery has finally been solved.
Eight year-old makes fascinating historic archaeological findIAA notes find confirms existence of large city near Beit Shemesh during First Temple era.
Israeli archaeologists unearth world's oldest domesticated 'ful'Ancient fava beans shed new light on how Neolithic man ate - and farmed.
Beautiful ancient mosaic found in LodWhile building a visitor center for world famous 1,700-year-old mosaic, incredible new find leaves archaeologists floored.
Heavy winds, haze shutter Eilat airport; Air pollution sky-highAir pollution 15-25 times higher than normal on Wednesday, downing trees and reducing visibility.
Rare Byzantine-Era Mosaic Found and RestoredThe unique 1,500-year-old mosaic served as the floor of a church and will be displayed in Kiryat Gat.
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.
Rare Sarcophagus Discovered at Ashkelon Building SiteIsrael Antiquities Authority and police find impressive sarcophagus, which construction workers tried to conceal.
Bible Museum in Washington Inks Israel Antiquities DealMuseum of the Bible signs multi-year deal with Israel Antiquities Authority to display ancient artifacts unearthed in Israel.
Watch: Ancient Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in JerusalemSecond Temple period ritual bath found during construction of kindergarten, with highly 'significant' wall paintings of Temple artifact.
The Great Synagogue of Vilna Has Been FoundRemains of majestic monument of Lithuanian Jewry destroyed by the Nazis has been found underground, excavation is next.
Earliest Lamentations Scrolls on Display Before Tisha B'avBible Lands Museum runs special exhibit on the Babylonian exile during the days leading up to the day of national mourning.
Ancient Roman Sling Stones Returned by Repentant Robber20 years after stealing 2,000-year-old sling stones, thief turns them in with note: 'they brought me nothing but trouble. Don't steal!'
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.
Rare Inscription from Davidic Times UnearthedIsrael Antiquity Authority (IAA) discovers 3,000 year-old jar with mysterious name engraved: Eshba'al.
1,500-Year-Old Church Found Near Highway 1Church was part of an ancient road station frequented by travelers between Jerusalem and the coastal plain.
New Section of Jerusalem's Lower Aqueduct ExposedA new part of Jerusalem's 2,000 year-old aqueduct system has been discovered in Umm Tuba during construction of a sewer line.
'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.
Spelunkers Stumble Upon Rare 2,300-Year-Old Treasure CacheIn one of the most important finds in northern Israel, three cave explorers unearth ancient coins and jewelry in stalactite cave.
IAA Finds Glass Bracelet from Roman Period with MenorahGlass bracelet found in what researchers believe was an ancient garbage pit; Menorah on bracelet just in time for Hannukah.
8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Discovered in GalileeResearchers find oldest evidence of olive oil usage in Israel and likely in entire Middle East at Lower Galilee excavation.
2,800-Year-Old Farm Discovered Near Rosh Ha'ayinStunning find in coastal region reveals ancient farmhouse and rare coin with Alexander's name on it, testifying to Greek presence.
'Tremendously Important' 2,000 Year Old Find in JerusalemIAA hails discovery of 'extremely rare' Latin inscription; researchers say it proves historical accounts of rebellions against the Romans.
Ben Gurion Airport Sees Highest-Ever Traffic Over HolidaysHoliday travel sky-high: 521 aircraft to depart, arrive at Israel's airport in 24 hours - a new record.
Archaeologists Discover Ancient Compound Near Beit ShemeshImpressive Byzantine-era compound shedding light on life 1,000 years ago unearthed during preparations to build new neighborhood.
Ancient Egytian Coffin Unearthed in Jezreel Valley3,300 year old coffin of wealthy Canaanite working for Egypt, buried with gold scarab seal of Pharaoh Seti I, father of pharaoh from Exodus.
1,400 Year-Old Well Discovered in Tel AvivArchaeologists find advanced pulley system, irrigation ducts in the heart of Tel Aviv.
Israel Antiquities Authority Updates Dead Sea Scroll LibraryThe Leon Levy Dead Sea Scroll Digital Library receives an upgrade, including new content and high-quality photos.
1500 Year Old Byzantine-Era Church UncoveredIsraeli Antiquities Authority discovers the first religious structure in southern Israel from the Byzantine period.
Fisherman Leaves behind Bible-Era TreasureNumerous complete jars from thousands of years ago, long buried at sea, handed over to authorities.
10,000-Year-Old Home Found at EshtaolColumn from a cultic temple, cluster of rare axes found in archaeological excavation west of Jerusalem.
Ancient Structure Found Under Sea of GalileeUnderwater archaeologists have found an ancient structure built from large basalt stones, under the Sea of Galilee, Lake Kinneret.
Video: Visit to the Ritual Bath Discovered in JerusalemArutz Sheva TV visits the rare find in Jerusalem: a ritual bath from the Second Temple era.
Rare Second Temple Ritual Purity Pool Discovered in JerusalemA rare find in Jerusalem: archaeologists have uncovered a ritual pool from the Second Temple era near a highway construction site.
New Online Israel Archaeology ArchiveIsrael’s Antiquities Authority (IAA) has launched a new Israel Archaeological Archive, accessible on the Internet in English.
Court Ruling Preserves Caesarea's AntiquitiesA court ruled that plans for a new neighborhood in Caesarea would have to be put on hold because of important archaeological artifacts.
Report: Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish AntiquitiesThe Waqf is continuing to destroy Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount in a direct violation of a court ruling, new report finds.
Dead Sea Scrolls Online Library LaunchedIsrael Antiquities Authority and Google launch the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library website.
8,500 Yr-Old Skeletons Found in Rare Stone Age WellWhat were two skeletons doing at the bottom of a rare Stone Age well being excavated in the Jezreel Valley?
Remains of Jews Massacred on Temple Mount Found?Journalist shows video of mass grave just outside eastern wall of Temple Mount.