German bank funds 'Arabs only' water purification plantKfW Bank funding waste treatment plant, on condition it only serve Arab population. Experts warn facility could harm archaeological sites.
Eighteenth-century Ottoman settlement unearthed in Beitar IllitThe archeological unit of the Civil Administration unearthed an old Ottoman settlement during development work in the modern town of Beitar.
'We experience the destruction of the Temple year-round'Archaeologist Dr. Gabi Barkai speaks of battles against the Waqf and Palestinian temple-denial: 'They want to have their cake and eat it.'
1,600 year-old kiln hewn from bedrock discovered in GalileeThe Israel Antiquities Authority has discovered a pottery workshop hewn entirely from bedrock- the only one of its kind known in Israel.
Ancient bones cast new light on Goliath's peopleExcavation at ancient cemetery in southern Israel unearths fascinating insights into the biblical Philistines.
Hundreds of illegally-sold artifacts seized in Jerusalem mallIsrael Antiquities Authority raids store selling ancient objects in violation of law. Indictment to be filed against store owner.
Rare Jewish treasure from Hasmonean period unearthedEstate that fought Romans reveals ancient heroism, silver coin collection, bronze coins proclaiming: 'Freedom of Zion.'
Israel wards off looters of antiquity 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.
Beautiful 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 at Temple Mount digRare, ancient mulet, bearing name of Egyptian King Thutmose III, discovered in earth illegally dug up by Waqf from Temple Mount.
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.
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 Roman 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 Israeli village shows start of farmingHebrew University researchers unearth ancient village in Jordan Valley showing 'crossroads of Paleolithic foragers and Neolithic farmers.'
Slow food: Israeli finds show prehistoric man feasted on turtles200,000-year-old fossils discovered in a cave near Tel Aviv shed new light on the culinary habits of prehistoric man.
Reform prayer section to erase last signs 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.
Beautiful ancient ram statue unearthed near Byzantine churchChristmas Eve discovery in Caesarea excites archaeologists; beautiful sculpture was almost perfectly preserved.
Watch: Bennett participates in educational archaeological digEducation Minister joins teenagers for an educational archaeological dig. "This is the real youth of Israel."
Jerusalem: Incredible archaeological find brings Bible to lifeArchaeologists unearth seal of King Hezekiah of Judea near Temple Mount - shedding new, exciting light on the Bibilical narrative.
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.
Watch: Ancient Greek fortress solves mystery 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.
Temple Mount Project Finds Rare Seal from King David EraRare 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.
ISIS to Temple Mount - 'Barbaric' Islamist War on AntiquitiesAt annual Jerusalem conference, world experts lament ISIS funding war via illegal antiquities trade, Waqf barbaric Temple Mount destruction.
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.
Archaeologists Uncover Entrance Gate to Goliath's CityTeam of archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University discovers the fortifications and entrance gate of the Philistine city of Gath.
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!'
Roman Legion Camp Unearthed in Megiddo, 'Site of Final War'Discoveries 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.
Gang Sentenced for Plundering Rare Judean Archaeological SitePrison 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, but 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 Vessels Discovered in Tel Aviv5,000-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 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.
Unprecedented Hidden Treasure Discovered 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 Handed Seeking Gold and SilverThree grave robbers were caught red-handed Friday night as they tried to raid antiquities in the area of Tel Ashkelon.
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.
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.
Is This How Canaanite Worship Looked During 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 ISIS in SyriaJihadists 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 Reportedly Used To Build The Second Temple DiscoveredArchaeologist who found ancient tool says 'for first time in 2000 years we have a tool of the builders of the Kotel (Western Wall).'