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Palestinian Drafts Kids to Rob Antiquities 'Demon'

Palestinian Drafts Kids to Rob Antiquities '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

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

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

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, Egypt Didn't Leave Them'

'Israelites Left Egypt, 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 Find Rare 2,300-Year-Old Treasure Cache

Spelunkers Find 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 Bracelet from Roman Period with Menorah

IAA Finds 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

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

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
2,000 Year Old Find 'Most Important' in J'lem

2,000 Year Old Find 'Most Important' in J'lem

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

Ben Gurion Airport Sees Highest-Ever Traffic

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
Beit Shemesh Archaeologists Discover Lost City

Beit Shemesh Archaeologists Discover Lost City

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

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

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
IAA Updates Dead Sea Scroll Library

IAA 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

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

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

10,000-Year-Old Home Found

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 in Sea of Galilee

Ancient Structure Found in 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 Ancient Ritual Bath in Jerusalem

Video: Visit to Ancient Ritual Bath 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 Mikveh Discovered in Jerusalem

Rare Second Temple Mikveh 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

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

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
Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities

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

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 Ancient Well

8,500 Yr-Old Skeletons Found in Rare Ancient 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?

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

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

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
IAA Finds Remains from the Period of Jonah

IAA Finds Remains from the Period of Jonah

Foundation of a fortress from the period of the prophet Jonah exposed in an excavation by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA).Elad Benari, 2/7/2012, 4:16 AM
Jet Fuel Problems on Long-Haul Flights - Again

Jet Fuel Problems on Long-Haul Flights - Again

For the second time this year contaminated jet fuel is causing potential delays in outbound long-haul flights from Ben-Gurion Int'l Airport.Chana Ya'ar, 11/20/2011, 2:51 PM
Israel Closes Airspace, Border Crossings Friday

Israel Closes Airspace, Border Crossings Friday

As part of the Jewish nation's preparations for the holy Day of Atonement, Israel will close its borders for the holiday of Yom Kippur.Chana Ya'ar, 10/6/2011, 3:08 PM
1,500-Year-Old Building Found

1,500-Year-Old Building Found

A 1,500-year-old building dating to the Byzantine Period has been found in excavations conducted by the IAA in the northern Israeli city of Akko.Elad Benari, 6/13/2011, 3:13 AM
IAA Thwarts Smuggling Attempt

IAA Thwarts Smuggling Attempt

Israeli Antiquities Authority and Israeli customs apprehended an American citizen who tried to smuggle hundreds of stolen antiquities from Israel.Elad Benari, 5/19/2011, 4:14 AM
Linking to the Past - via Rocks

Linking to the Past - via Rocks

Antiquities Authority steps up educational efforts, with a course teaching Jews from around the world how to conserve ancient buildings.Hillel Fendel, 3/3/2011, 5:36 PM
Dead Sea Scrolls Go Digital

Dead Sea Scrolls Go Digital

Antiquities Authority and Google Israel cooperate on photographing and uploading 900 Dead Sea manuscripts.Gil Ronen, 10/19/2010, 7:12 PM
2nd Temple-Era Home in Nazareth

2nd Temple-Era Home in Nazareth

The remains of a dwelling from the last days of the Second Temple period have been uncovered in the heart of the Israeli Arab city of Nazareth.Hana Levi Julian, 12/22/2009, 2:09 PM
Protecting Israel's Heritage

Protecting Israel's Heritage

A group of international experts is pondering how to protect Israel's heritage sites from being destroyed by vandals and natural disasters.Hana Levi Julian, 11/18/2009, 4:56 PM