Israeli boy discovers ancient tablet during family trip in southern Israel

Israeli boy discovers ancient tablet during family trip in southern Israel

Six-year-old boy discovers 3,500 tablet during family visit in southern Israel. Tablet is the first of its kind ever found in Israel.Marcy Oster, JTA, 5/26/2020, 7:28 AM
Ancient subterranean complex carved beneath Jerusalem revealed

Ancient subterranean complex carved beneath Jerusalem revealed

Dating back over two-thousand years, a massive complex has just been discovered, hidden beneath the lobby of the Western Wall.ILTV, 5/21/2020, 12:59 PM
Researchers find ancient rooms under Western Wall

Researchers find ancient rooms under Western Wall

3 rooms used to store, prepare food during Roman period found underneath Western Wall Plaza.AFP, 5/19/2020, 8:20 PM
Rare coin from Bar-Kokhba revolt unearthed near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Rare coin from Bar-Kokhba revolt unearthed near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

'Year 2 of the Freedom of Israel'. Archeologists unearth coin dating back to Bar Kochba revolt which reads "Return to Israel", "Jerusalem".Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2020, 12:14 PM
Who was the 'Glorious Martyr' of Ramat Beit Shemesh church?

Who was the 'Glorious Martyr' of Ramat Beit Shemesh church?

1,500-year-old church discovered in Ramat Beit Shemesh, dedicated to mysterious 'Glorious Martyr'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2019, 2:39 PM
Watch: 'Early Bronze Age New York of our region'

Watch: 'Early Bronze Age New York of our region'

Archaeological excavations in northern Hasharon uncover vast 5,000-year-old city, one of the first and largest of the ancient Near East.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2019, 11:23 AM
Archaeological discovery attests to Babylonian conquest of J'lem

Archaeological discovery attests to Babylonian conquest of J'lem

A fragment of jewelry found on Mt. Zion 'indicates the wealth of Jerusalem at the time of the Babylonian siege.'Sara Rubenstein, 8/11/2019, 7:00 PM
2000-year-old road to the Temple unveiled

2000-year-old road to the Temple unveiled

Ancient walkway used during Second Temple period by pilgrims bringing sacrifices to the Temple unveiled in Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 6/30/2019, 9:12 PM
Ancient Jewish village unearthed in eastern Jerusalem

Ancient Jewish village unearthed in eastern Jerusalem

2,000-year-old Jewish town with ritual baths, olive press, and burial estate, found in eastern Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2019, 10:15 AM
Egypt discovers ancient port used by temple builders

Egypt discovers ancient port used by temple builders

Rocks quarried at port were used to construct ancient Egyptian temples at Karnak and Kom Ombo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2019, 9:00 PM
1700-year-old stone inscription found in Halutza National Park

1700-year-old stone inscription found in Halutza National Park

Inscription bearing name 'Halutza' discovered amid remains of the ancient city in the Negev.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2019, 8:00 PM
2,000-year-old ring discovered in Jerusalem's City of David

2,000-year-old ring discovered in Jerusalem's City of David

Archaeologists working in the ancient City of David south of Old City of Jerusalem find ring from Second Temple period in ritual bath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2018, 4:34 PM
Artifact from First Temple period unearthed in Jerusalem

Artifact from First Temple period unearthed in Jerusalem

'Beka' counting weight for census with ancient Hebrew script found in soil removed from Western Wall foundations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2018, 9:11 AM
'My heart was pounding, my hands shook'

'My heart was pounding, my hands shook'

Archaeologist tells Arutz Sheva of exciting moments when she discovered Second Temple-era Hebrew inscription noting Jerusalem.Hezki Baruch, 10/9/2018, 2:54 PM
Why was ancient archive abandoned?

Why was ancient archive abandoned?

1,020 clay stamps from 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE, used in ancient times for signing letters and scrolls, discovered in underground cave.Mordechai Sones, 9/16/2018, 2:59 PM
Child finds rare figurine in Upper Galilee

Child finds rare figurine in Upper Galilee

Itamar Barnea passes finding estimated at 11,500-years-old to state treasury; Antiquities Authority presents good citizenship certificate.Mordechai Sones, 8/30/2018, 11:15 AM
Religious tolerance, seventh-century style

Religious tolerance, seventh-century style

Hidden silver cross suggests religious tolerance of first Muslim caliphate in seventh century CE.Mordechai Sones, 7/11/2018, 12:06 PM
2,000 year old pottery salvaged from cave on Lebanese border

2,000 year old pottery salvaged from cave on Lebanese border

During operation intact vessels slid 30m down sheer cliff on ropes in nature reserve.Mordechai Sones, 7/2/2018, 7:43 PM
Rare clay amulet discovered in City of David

Rare clay amulet discovered in City of David

Ceramic amulet bearing Arabic blessing dating to Abbasid period discovered at Givati parking lot in City of David outside Jerusalem's walls.Mordechai Sones, 6/14/2018, 12:06 PM
Israel antiquities authority to present new finds

Israel antiquities authority to present new finds

Clay seals, which are believed to have been used by Isaiah the prophet, and King Hezekiah, will go on display soonILTV, 5/30/2018, 8:15 PM
2,700-year old water system discovered in central Israel

2,700-year old water system discovered in central Israel

Major water network from 1st Temple era found in central Israel. System suggests Kingdom of Israel was not desolate after Assyrian conquest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2017, 10:00 AM
The dyes of the kings of Israel

The dyes of the kings of Israel

New study reveals earliest known plant-based dyes in Israel, dating back to the reign of Kings David and Solomon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2017, 9:41 PM
Remains of fierce battles uncovered near Rosh Ha'ayin

Remains of fierce battles uncovered near Rosh Ha'ayin

Evidence of stormy World War I battlefield recently exposed in archaeological excavation near Rosh Ha'ayin.Mordechai Sones, 5/9/2017, 4:53 PM
Spectacular 3,800-year old artifact found in Yehud

Spectacular 3,800-year old artifact found in Yehud

Israeli high school students help discover one-of-a-kind ancient artifact in central Israel.David Rosenberg, 11/23/2016, 11:04 AM
Earliest known mention of Jerusalem outside Bible

Earliest known mention of Jerusalem outside Bible

The Israeli Antiquities Authority revealed today a papyrus document that contains the earliest known extra-biblical reference to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2016, 2:53 PM
Gold coin from Roman Caesar found in Jerusalem

Gold coin from Roman Caesar found in Jerusalem

Ancient coin from Second Temple era found on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.Yonatan Roberts, 9/16/2016, 5:04 PM
1500 year old stables discovered at Ovdat National

1500 year old stables discovered at Ovdat National

In archaological excavations at Ovdat National Park an ancient animal stable has been uncovered.Yoel Domb, 9/8/2016, 10:41 AM
Second Temple floor looked like this

Second Temple floor looked like this

Tiles from the courtyard of the Herodian Second Temple have been revealed and reconstructed in the Temple Mount Sifting project.Kobi Finkler, 9/6/2016, 9:26 PM
3,500-year-old artifacts from Hadera sea revealed

3,500-year-old artifacts from Hadera sea revealed

Metalwork, some of which is up to 3,500 years old, has been donated by a family that inherited the items from their father.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2016, 1:50 PM
7,000-year-old town found in northern Jerusalem

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: Major find near Sea of Galilee

Watch: Major find near Sea of Galilee

From today's edition of ILTV. Archaeologists find a marble tablet near the Sea of Galilee.ILTV, 12/23/2015, 5:45 AM
Was This the Temple Era 'Stone of Claims'?

Was This the Temple Era 'Stone of Claims'?

A unique stepped structure has been exposed on the street ascending from the Siloam Pool to the Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva staff, 8/31/2015, 11:02 AM
Study: Chicken Eating Started in Judea

Study: Chicken Eating Started in Judea

Tel Maresha, in Judea, is apparently where people first got the idea of growing chickens for food.Gil Ronen, 7/21/2015, 12:04 PM
Ancient Sling Stones Returned by Repentant Robber

Ancient 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
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
Archaeologists Find Prehistoric 'Swiss Army Knife'

Archaeologists Find Prehistoric 'Swiss Army Knife'

Tel Aviv University discovers first direct evidence early flint tools were used to butcher animal carcasses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2015, 12:01 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
'Gold Digging' Arabs Caught Searching for Treasure

'Gold Digging' Arabs Caught Searching for Treasure

Two Arabs from the Tul Karem area were caught red-handed digging in a protected archaeological site - searching for hidden gold.Moshe Cohen, 12/25/2014, 1:16 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
Money Hoard from Great Revolt Era Uncovered

Money Hoard from Great Revolt Era Uncovered

Money box held 114 bronze coins dating to the Year Four of the Great Revolt against the Romans, which preceded Temple's destruction.Arutz Sheva, 8/5/2014, 11:18 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
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
Ancient Fountain Discovered in Ramla

Ancient Fountain Discovered in Ramla

Excavation in Ramla turns up 900-year-old fountain, complete with ancient mosaic. More discoveries made nearby.Maayana Miskin, 12/8/2013, 2:05 PM
Hasmonean Building Discovered in Jerusalem

Hasmonean Building Discovered in Jerusalem

For the first time ever, remains of a Hasmonean building in the city are being exposed.Arutz Sheva staff, 12/3/2013, 9:20 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
'World's Oldest' Wine Cellar Uncovered in Galilee

'World's Oldest' Wine Cellar Uncovered in Galilee

Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the world's oldest known wine cellar in Northern Israel - more than 3,700 years old.Tova Dvorin, 11/24/2013, 2:57 PM
Ancient Jewish Altar Found in Shilo

Ancient Jewish Altar Found in Shilo

Ongoing dig in the Samaria town of Shilo turns up ancient stone altar from First Temple times or earlier.Maayana Miskin, 11/19/2013, 6:43 PM
TAU Study Links Empire Collapse, Climate Change

TAU Study Links Empire Collapse, Climate Change

Tel Aviv researchers say Sea of Galilee find shows ancient empires died out because of cold to the north.Maayana Miskin, 10/23/2013, 2:44 AM
Oldest Siddur Joins 2013's Ancient Jewish Finds

Oldest Siddur Joins 2013's Ancient Jewish Finds

Siddur from 840 CE joins oldest Torah scroll and Temple Mount medallion in landmark Jewish archaeology year.Gil Ronen, 10/6/2013, 10:36 PM
'I Yelled – You have to Come See It, It's Huge!'

'I Yelled – You have to Come See It, It's Huge!'

A 17-minute video tells the story of one of the most amazing discoveries in Jerusalem's archaeological history.Gil Ronen, 9/11/2013, 3:08 PM
Archaeologist on Great Moment: 'I was Paralyzed'

Archaeologist on Great Moment: 'I was Paralyzed'

Dr. Eilat Mazar describes moment of awe when she saw the huge golden menorah medallion.Adam Ross, 9/11/2013, 9:57 AM
Netanyahu: Archaeological Find 'Magnificent'

Netanyahu: Archaeological Find 'Magnificent'

Ancient golden treasure is the oldest Torah ornament ever found and "attests to the ancient Jewish presence" in Jerusalem.Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/10/2013, 8:53 AM
Golden Treasure Found at Foot of Temple Mount

Golden Treasure Found at Foot of Temple Mount

"Ophel Treasure” apparently includes oldest Torah ornament ever found: medallion with Menorah, Torah and Shofar etchingsArutz Sheva, 9/9/2013, 1:13 PM
Dig Shows Temple Pilgrims Traveled 100s of Miles

Dig Shows Temple Pilgrims Traveled 100s of Miles

Analysis of bones of animals sacrificed in Temple shows some may have been brought from as far as Arabia.Arutz Sheva, 9/8/2013, 8:14 PM
Impressive Finds at Harbor of Ashdod

Impressive Finds at Harbor of Ashdod

An impressive find by the Tel Aviv University Institute of Archaeology uncovers a system of fortifications during its summer excavation.Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/16/2013, 1:15 AM
Byzantine Garbage Pit Yields Mystery

Byzantine Garbage Pit Yields Mystery

What were 400 Byzantine coins, 200 Samaritan lamps, an ancient ring and gold jewelry doing in a refuse pit?Gil Ronen, 8/7/2013, 11:01 AM