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German bank funds 'Arabs only' water purification plant

KfW Bank funding waste treatment plant, on condition it only serve Arab population. Experts warn facility could harm archaeological sites.Raphael Levi, 8/16/2016, 2:50 PM

Eighteenth-century Ottoman settlement unearthed in Beitar Illit

The archeological unit of the Civil Administration unearthed an old Ottoman settlement during development work in the modern town of Beitar.Reut Hadar, 8/15/2016, 8:53 PM

'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.'Hezki Baruch, 8/7/2016, 6:08 PM

1,600 year-old kiln hewn from bedrock discovered in Galilee

The Israel Antiquities Authority has discovered a pottery workshop hewn entirely from bedrock- the only one of its kind known in Israel.Tal Polon, 7/27/2016, 5:06 PM

Ancient bones cast new light on Goliath's people

Excavation at ancient cemetery in southern Israel unearths fascinating insights into the biblical Philistines.Daphne Rousseau, 7/10/2016, 4:57 PM

Hundreds of illegally-sold artifacts seized in Jerusalem mall

Israel Antiquities Authority raids store selling ancient objects in violation of law. Indictment to be filed against store owner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2016, 11:44 AM

Rare Jewish treasure from Hasmonean period unearthed

Estate that fought Romans reveals ancient heroism, silver coin collection, bronze coins proclaiming: 'Freedom of Zion.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2016, 8:02 PM

Israel wards off looters of antiquity high above the Dead Sea

Complex operation to excavate the 'Cave of Skulls' in Judean Desert involves one of the world's most unique anti-theft efforts.Mike Smith, 6/2/2016, 12:49 PM

Beautiful ancient scarab seal discovered near Haifa

Beautifully-preserved seal from 17-18th Centuries BCE was owned by a senior Egyptian official of equivalent rank to Joseph in the Bible.Ari Soffer, 4/24/2016, 1:41 PM

Girl finds ancient Pharaoh's amulet at Temple Mount dig

Rare, ancient mulet, bearing name of Egyptian King Thutmose III, discovered in earth illegally dug up by Waqf from Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2016, 4:35 PM

Amazing discovery shows ancient Israel was global glass producer

Oldest-ever glass kilns found in Israel unearthed near Mount Carmel, shed light on how 'Judean Glass' spread across Roman Empire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2016, 11:17 AM

Archaeology Council warns 'Reform Kotel' will destroy history

Israeli Archaeology Council writes to Netanyahu, Regev and Antiquities Authority, demanding plan for new prayer space be stopped.Ari Yashar, 4/7/2016, 7:11 PM

Unique Second Temple-era tools discovered at ancient synagogue

Trove of ancient bronze tools unearthed by Israeli archaeologists in Magdala, near one of Israel's most ancient synagogues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2016, 4:11 PM

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.Marie-Pierre Ferey, 3/28/2016, 5:56 PM

Hiker discovers extremely rare ancient gold coin

Coin bearing the image of Roman Emperor Augustus could date back to Bar Kochba rebellion; only one other such coin exists.Ari Soffer, 3/14/2016, 10:11 AM

Ancient winery and Roman bathhouse found in Jerusalem

Excavation ahead of construction for haredi housing unearths 1,600-year-old relics from wine press and Roman legion bathhouse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2016, 10:58 AM

12,000-year-old Israeli village shows start of farming

Hebrew University researchers unearth ancient village in Jordan Valley showing 'crossroads of Paleolithic foragers and Neolithic farmers.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2016, 2:18 PM

Slow food: Israeli finds show prehistoric man feasted on turtles

200,000-year-old fossils discovered in a cave near Tel Aviv shed new light on the culinary habits of prehistoric man.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2016, 7:40 PM

Reform prayer section to erase last signs of Temple destruction

Archaeologist warns government compromise to expand non-Orthodox Kotel prayer section will destroy priceless Jewish heritage.Shimon Cohen, 2/1/2016, 7:17 PM

3,400-year-old citadel in the basement

Ancient sea fortress with rare relics found in construction of coastal high-rise, and now it will be part of the basement level.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2016, 11:55 AM

2,700-year-old farm found in Rosh Ha'ayin

First Temple period farmhouse, along with 1,500-year-old church featuring colorful mosaics, discovered ahead of building new neighborhood.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2015, 12:58 PM

Beautiful ancient ram statue unearthed near Byzantine church

Christmas Eve discovery in Caesarea excites archaeologists; beautiful sculpture was almost perfectly preserved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2015, 2:44 PM

Watch: Bennett participates in educational archaeological dig

Education Minister joins teenagers for an educational archaeological dig. "This is the real youth of Israel."Eliran Aharon, 12/25/2015, 4:43 AM

Jerusalem: Incredible archaeological find brings Bible to life

Archaeologists unearth seal of King Hezekiah of Judea near Temple Mount - shedding new, exciting light on the Bibilical narrative.Ari Soffer, 12/2/2015, 7:26 PM

Israeli archaeologists unearth world's oldest domesticated 'ful'

Ancient fava beans shed new light on how Neolithic man ate - and farmed.Ari Soffer, 11/23/2015, 1:28 PM

Beautiful ancient mosaic found in Lod

While building a visitor center for world famous 1,700-year-old mosaic, incredible new find leaves archaeologists floored.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/16/2015, 2:18 PM

Watch: Ancient Greek fortress solves mystery of Macabbean revolt

Archaeologists make breathtaking discovery of Antiochus's fortress, replete with weapons bearing his mark that were used to fight Jews.Hezki Baruch, 11/3/2015, 1:04 PM

Rare Byzantine-Era Mosaic Found and Restored

The unique 1,500-year-old mosaic served as the floor of a church and will be displayed in Kiryat Gat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2015, 7:01 PM

Temple Mount Project Finds Rare Seal from King David Era

Rare 3,000 year-old seal dating to the period of kings David and Solomon discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 9/25/2015, 3:43 AM

Video Tour: Tomb of Maccabees Uncovered?

Ancient riddle: were mosaics adorned with a cross added to the graves because of Christian adoration of Maccabees?Eliran Aharon , 9/22/2015, 11:55 AM

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2015, 12:17 PM

ISIS to Temple Mount - 'Barbaric' Islamist War on Antiquities

At annual Jerusalem conference, world experts lament ISIS funding war via illegal antiquities trade, Waqf barbaric Temple Mount destruction.Eliran Baruch, 9/4/2015, 2:01 PM

Watch: Ancient Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in Jerusalem

Second Temple period ritual bath found during construction of kindergarten, with highly 'significant' wall paintings of Temple artifact.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2015, 12:55 PM

Archaeologists Uncover Entrance Gate to Goliath's City

Team of archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University discovers the fortifications and entrance gate of the Philistine city of Gath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2015, 4:13 AM

Ancient Roman 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

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.Ari Yashar, 7/9/2015, 4:02 PM

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

Gang Sentenced for Plundering Rare Judean Archaeological Site

Prison terms, 12,000 NIS fine for Arabs who caused irreparable damage to one of the most important sites ever found in Judean Desert.Ari Soffer, 6/9/2015, 8:44 PM

Oldest Ten Commandments on Display in Jerusalem

World's oldest complete example of the Biblical text on display at the Israel Museum as part of special exhibit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2015, 6:45 PM

Arab Antiquities Robbers Caught in the Act

7 residents of Bedouin town Rahat in Negev found while digging up coins from 2,000 years ago and causing irreversible damage.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 4/30/2015, 4:14 PM

ISIS Completely Blows up Ancient City of Nimrud

800-year-old city and archaeological treasure trove leveled by ISIS in new video, to 'remove idolatry.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2015, 10:32 PM

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2015, 2:51 PM

Ancient Egyptian Beer-Making Vessels Discovered in Tel Aviv

5,000-year-old fragments provide first-ever evidence of Egyptian occupation in central Tel Aviv area.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2015, 5:47 PM

Japan Funds UNESCO Mission to Save Iraq's Heritage

New initiative to use satellite imaging and other tools to stop jihadists from destroying artifacts or selling them on black market.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2015, 8:38 PM

Spelunkers Stumble Upon 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

Unprecedented Hidden Treasure Discovered off Israeli Coast

Ancient haul of 2,000 golden coins discovered by accident by divers; likely the remains of an ancient shipwreck.Ari Soffer, 2/17/2015, 6:45 PM

Grave Robbers Caught Red Handed Seeking Gold and Silver

Three grave robbers were caught red-handed Friday night as they tried to raid antiquities in the area of Tel Ashkelon.Yaakov Levi, 2/1/2015, 5:01 PM

IAA Finds Glass 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

2,000-year-old Palace Entryway Found in Judea

Arched entry to Herodian Hilltop Palace unearthed revealing how palace was turned into memorial; evidence of Jewish revolts found on site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2014, 3:57 PM

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

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

UNESCO Debates ISIS Erasing of Jewish History

Special Paris session featuring Israeli expert to discuss ways of saving ancient Jewish sites that have come under ISIS's cruel grasp.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 12/1/2014, 9:07 AM

France Returns Artifacts Stolen from Egypt

250 artifacts from as far back as 2000 BCE returned to Nile state, latest in long spate of French artifact smuggling.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2014, 12:45 PM

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.Ari Yashar, 10/22/2014, 2:54 PM

One of Oldest Known Synagogues Seized by ISIS in Syria

Jihadists looting ancient archaeological sites, including 244 BCE synagogue; officials warn 5,000 years of history being erased.Ari Yashar, 9/19/2014, 3:05 PM

Archaeologist Killed in Samaria Cave-In

Yuval Peleg, 45, of Kfar Adumim, was a senior archaeologist in the IDF's Civil Administration.Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 6/26/2014, 5:52 PM

Chisel Reportedly Used To Build The Second Temple Discovered

Archaeologist who found ancient tool says 'for first time in 2000 years we have a tool of the builders of the Kotel (Western Wall).'Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 4/23/2014, 9:49 AM