Israel wards off looters high above the Dead SeaComplex operation to excavate the 'Cave of Skulls' in Judean Desert involves one of the world's most unique anti-theft efforts.
Ancient scarab seal discovered near HaifaBeautifully-preserved seal from 17-18th Centuries BCE was owned by a senior Egyptian official of equivalent rank to Joseph in the Bible.
Girl finds ancient Pharaoh's amulet in JerusalemRare, ancient mulet, bearing name of Egyptian King Thutmose III, discovered in earth illegally dug up by Waqf from Temple Mount.
Discovery: Ancient Judea was global glass producerOldest-ever glass kilns found in Israel unearthed near Mount Carmel, shed light on how 'Judean Glass' spread across Roman Empire.
Archaeologists warn 'Reform Kotel' erases historyIsraeli Archaeology Council writes to Netanyahu, Regev and Antiquities Authority, demanding plan for new prayer space be stopped.
Ancient 2nd Temple-era tools discovered in MagdalaTrove of ancient bronze tools unearthed by Israeli archaeologists in Magdala, near one of Israel's most ancient synagogues.
Is the ancient city of Palmyra lost forever?Despite recapture of Syria's 'Pearl of the Desert' from ISIS, the damage to priceless artifacts may be irreversible.
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.
Ancient winery and bathhouse found in JerusalemExcavation ahead of construction for haredi housing unearths 1,600-year-old relics from wine press and Roman legion bathhouse.
12,000-year-old village shows start of farmingHebrew University researchers unearth ancient village in Jordan Valley showing 'crossroads of Paleolithic foragers and Neolithic farmers.'
Israeli finds show prehistoric man ate turtles200,000-year-old fossils discovered in a cave near Tel Aviv shed new light on the culinary habits of prehistoric man.
Prayer section hides last of Temple destructionArchaeologist warns government compromise to expand non-Orthodox Kotel prayer section will destroy priceless Jewish heritage.
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.
Ancient ram statue unearthed near Byzantine churchChristmas Eve discovery in Caesarea excites archaeologists; beautiful sculpture was almost perfectly preserved.
Watch: Bennett participates in archaeological digEducation Minister joins teenagers for an educational archaeological dig. "This is the real youth of Israel."
Archaeologists unearth royal seal of King HezekiahArchaeologists unearth seal of King Hezekiah of Judea near Temple Mount - shedding new, exciting light on the Bibilical narrative.
Israeli archaeologists unearth ancient granaryAncient 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.
Ancient fortress solves riddle of Macabbean revoltArchaeologists make breathtaking discovery of Antiochus's fortress, replete with weapons bearing his mark that were used to fight Jews.
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.
Rare Seal from King David Era DiscoveredRare 3,000 year-old seal dating to the period of kings David and Solomon discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem.
Video Tour: Tomb of Maccabees Uncovered?Ancient riddle: were mosaics adorned with a cross added to the graves because of Christian adoration of Maccabees?
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.
The 'Barbaric' Islamist War on AntiquitiesAt annual Jerusalem conference, world experts lament ISIS funding war via illegal antiquities trade, Waqf barbaric Temple Mount destruction.
Old Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in J'lemSecond Temple period ritual bath found during construction of kindergarten, with highly 'significant' wall paintings of Temple artifact.
Archaeologists Uncover Entrance to Goliath's CityTeam of archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University discovers the fortifications and entrance gate of the Philistine city of Gath.
Ancient 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!'
Roman Legion Camp Unearthed in MegiddoDiscoveries revealed in camp excavation of legion that destroyed ancient Israel, at site where war for final redemption believed to begin.
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.
Arabs Sentenced for Plundered Ancient Judean CavePrison terms, 12,000 NIS fine for Arabs who caused irreparable damage to one of the most important sites ever found in Judean Desert.
Oldest Ten Commandments on Display in JerusalemWorld's oldest complete example of the Biblical text on display at the Israel Museum as part of special exhibit.
Arab Antiquities Robbers Caught in the Act7 residents of Bedouin town Rahat in Negev found while digging up coins from 2,000 years ago and causing irreversible damage.
ISIS Completely Blows up Ancient City of Nimrud800-year-old city and archaeological treasure trove leveled by ISIS in new video, to 'remove idolatry.'
'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.
Ancient Egyptian Beer-Making Stash Unearthed5,000-year-old fragments provide first-ever evidence of Egyptian occupation in central Tel Aviv area.
Japan Funds UNESCO Mission to Save Iraq's HeritageNew initiative to use satellite imaging and other tools to stop jihadists from destroying artifacts or selling them on black market.
Spelunkers Find 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.
Unprecedented Treasure Found off Israeli CoastAncient haul of 2,000 golden coins discovered by accident by divers; likely the remains of an ancient shipwreck.
Grave Robbers Caught Red HandedThree grave robbers were caught red-handed Friday night as they tried to raid antiquities in the area of Tel Ashkelon.
IAA Finds 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.
2,000-year-old Palace Entryway Found in JudeaArched entry to Herodian Hilltop Palace unearthed revealing how palace was turned into memorial; evidence of Jewish revolts found on site.
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.
UNESCO Debates ISIS Erasing of Jewish HistorySpecial Paris session featuring Israeli expert to discuss ways of saving ancient Jewish sites that have come under ISIS's cruel grasp.
France Returns Artifacts Stolen from Egypt250 artifacts from as far back as 2000 BCE returned to Nile state, latest in long spate of French artifact smuggling.
How Canaanite Worship Looked in Joshua's Conquest?Ariel University archaeologists find 3,300-year-old building used for pagan rituals in a city to the west of Hevron.
One of Oldest Known Synagogues Seized by ISISJihadists looting ancient archaeological sites, including 244 BCE synagogue; officials warn 5,000 years of history being erased.
Archaeologist Killed in Samaria Cave-InYuval Peleg, 45, of Kfar Adumim, was a senior archaeologist in the IDF's Civil Administration.
Chisel Allegedly Used To Build Second Temple FoundArchaeologist who found ancient tool says 'for first time in 2000 years we have a tool of the builders of the Kotel (Western Wall).'
Treblinka Finds Show World Truth About HolocaustProfessor Gidon Greif, expert on Treblinka, speaks to Arutz Sheva about excavations of the Nazi death camp.
2,300-Year-Old Village Found Near 'Burma Road'Site reached height of its development in third century BCE, was abandoned at the end of the Hasmonean dynasty.
MK to Schulz: Temple Mount Proves This Land OursMK Levi, former Jerusalem police chief, speaks after European Parliament head, 'archaeology in Temple Mount proves land ours.'
Fisherman Leaves behind Bible-Era TreasureNumerous complete jars from thousands of years ago, long buried at sea, handed over to authorities.
Discovery Revives Ancient Tzitzit Dying MethodsAntiquities Authority presents recent discovery at conference, proof of tekhelet dying techniques from over 2,000 years ago.
Band of Bedouin Grave Robbers Caught Red-HandedA gang of Bedouin grave robbers were caught red-handed Friday evening, searching a sheikh's grave for boxes of gold.
Treatment of Temple Mount Artifacts ‘A Disgrace’MKs discuss the mistreatment of Jewish historical artifacts on the Temple Mount; Feiglin says neglect the result of 'emotional disconnect'.