Fisherman Leaves behind Bible-Era TreasureNumerous complete jars from thousands of years ago, long buried at sea, handed over to authorities.
New-found Artifact 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'.
Ancient Fountain Discovered in RamlaExcavation in Ramla turns up 900-year-old fountain, complete with ancient mosaic. More discoveries made nearby.
PA Caught Digging at Ancient Hasmonean FortressThe fortress, an important site in the Maccabee revolts which Hanukkah commemorates, is located in 'Area A' not under Israeli control.
Ancient Jewish Altar Found in ShiloOngoing dig in the Samaria town of Shilo turns up ancient stone altar from First Temple times or earlier.
Ancient Curse Unearthed at City of David1,700 year old curse found at archaeological dig in Jerusalem was ordered by a woman from a professional magician.
TAU Study Links Empire Collapse, Climate ChangeTel Aviv researchers say Sea of Galilee find shows ancient empires died out because of cold to the north.
Archaeologists Uncover Temple-Era Jewish VillageArchaeologists find remains of Jewish town in the Galilee. Town dates back to times of Second Temple.
Israeli Historian Proves Roman-Jewish 'Friendship' TabletTablet turns the world of historical research upside down; cites ancient Jewish warrior "Judah Maccabee"
Ancient Structure Found Under Sea of GalileeUnderwater archaeologists have found an ancient structure built from large basalt stones, under the Sea of Galilee, Lake Kinneret.
High-Tech Solution to Judaism's 'Mystery of the Century'Mega-computer enlisted to unlock 1,000 year-old texts to study key developments in Judaism and relations with other nations and religions.
Is the State Hiding a Major Bible Era Find?Makor Rishon says authorities are keeping lid on what may be a royal castle from David's time.
Video: Visit to the Ritual Bath Discovered in JerusalemArutz Sheva TV visits the rare find in Jerusalem: a ritual bath from the Second Temple era.
Rare Second Temple Ritual Purity Pool Discovered in JerusalemA rare find in Jerusalem: archaeologists have uncovered a ritual pool from the Second Temple era near a highway construction site.
New Kids' Book Tells All on City of DavidA new genre of children's literature hopes to bring the story of historic Jerusalem to kids who are just starting to read.
New Online Israel Archaeology ArchiveIsrael’s Antiquities Authority (IAA) has launched a new Israel Archaeological Archive, accessible on the Internet in English.
Court May Be Asked to Stop ‘Destruction of History’The High Court may be the last resort for archaeologists to order Netanyahu to stop letting the Waqf destroy history at the holy site.
Dead Sea Scrolls Online Library LaunchedIsrael Antiquities Authority and Google launch the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library website.
Holy Site Desecration Traced to Philistine EraPA Arabs are not the first to desecrate holy sites. Archaeologists discover Philistines may have done the same 3,100 years ago.
8,500 Yr-Old Skeletons Found in Rare Stone Age WellWhat were two skeletons doing at the bottom of a rare Stone Age well being excavated in the Jezreel Valley?
Dog's Fall Led to Archaeological DiscoveryAncient wine presses found in Jerusalem thanks to a man who walked his dog.
Ministry: French Official Denies Jewish Connection to the LandThe Foreign Ministry upbraided France's Consul General in Jerusalem over his denial of the Jewish connection to historical sites in Israel
Huge Archaeological Site Uncovers Ancient Flint ToolsA large archaeological site in the north has uncovered flint tools and other ancient finds during excavations for a highway.
First Temple Era Reservoir Discovered in Old CityA large reservoir discovered under the Old City was used by Temple pilgrims, dating back to the First Temple era, archaeologists said
Road Work Uncovers 1,500-Year-Old Jewish Town Near Be'er ShevaArchaeologists have discovered remains of a large 1,500-year-old Jewish town near Be’er Sheva, including a synagogue or Torah study center.
Israel to Buy Antiquities, Send Them to EgyptIsrael pledges to buy Egyptian artifacts and return them to Cairo. Lawyer for Israeli prisoner in Egypt objects.
Susita Site Yields SurprisesPortrait of a local man, probably from 3rd century CE, dug up just east of Sea of Galilee.
Byzantine-Era Industrial Olive Press FoundImpressive olive press discovered north of Tel Aviv. Archeological park may be created.
Remains of Jews Massacred on Temple Mount Found?Journalist shows video of mass grave just outside eastern wall of Temple Mount.
Akko Harbor from Second Temple Times Exposed2,300 year old harbor was the largest in the country during Hellenistic period and may have been military.
Archaeologists Uncover Gold Treasure Near HerzliyaOne of the largest gold treasures ever to be discovered in Israel was uncovered last week at an archaeological dig near Herzliya.
Shocking ‘Land of Israel' Exam Shows Christian CrossesHigh school “Land of Israel” exam features Christian crosses. Is the Education Ministry trying to undermine students with Christianity?
Mt. Gerizim Archaeological Site Reopens After 12 Years12 years after being closed because of the Oslo War, the archaeological site on Mount Gerizim reopened in a special ceremony.
Stunning Synagogue Floor Discovered in GalileeMosaic floor of 1,700 year old synagogue portrays biblical story of Samson placing torches between the tails of foxes.
Bar-Kochba Era Treasure Hoard DiscoveredArchaeological excavation near Kiryat Gat yields coins and exquisite jewelry probably stowed away by wealthy woman.
Discovery Proves Bethlehem Part of Kingdom of JudahArchaeologists have discovered the first evidence outside of the Bible that Bethlehem was part of the First Temple era Kingdom of Judah.
Ancient Gold Jewelry Collection Discovered at MegiddoArchaeologists have discovered a collection of ancient jewelry hidden in a vessel at Tel Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel.
Evidence of Canaanite Jewish Rituals in Reign of King DavidAn archaeologist finds spectacular evidence confirming the reign of King David and that non-Jews believed in one Creator.
Vandals Damage Ancient Monk's Mill Site in GalileeApparent anti-Israeli vandals damaged an archaeological site featuring a monk's mill this weekend in the northern part of the country.
'Matanyahu' Seal Found near Solomon's TempleSeal with name similar to Prime Minister's found in the physically closest structure to King Solomon's Temple ever unearthed.
New Exodus: Ancient Egyptian Coffin Lids Smuggled to JerusalemThe Israel Antiquities Authority seizes two stolen lids of ancient Egyptian coffins smuggled from Egypt to Israel via Dubai.
Temple Menorah Stamp Affirms Jewish Claim to LandLike a historic seal of approval to Jews' claims to their Land, a stamp with Menorah is found in Akko.
Second Temple Era Seal UnveiledThe Israel Antiquities Authority unveiled a rare ancient seal that underscores the bond of the Jewish people to Jerusalem.
1,600 Year Old Bathhouse Uncovered in JudeaA newly discovered bathhouse may have been used by owners of a wealthy estate or was part of an inn on an ancient road.
The Case of the 3,000-Year-old Mystery in JerusalemThe City of David, across from the Western Wall, asks people to suggest answers to mysterious 3,000-year-old carvings.
Bet El - The site of Jacob's Dream DiscoveredIn his new video, Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi presents the discovery of the site of Jacob's dream.
New Theory on When Western Wall Was BuiltThe discovery of a new ritual pool under the Western Wall suggests a new theory that the Kotel was completed later than thought.
Byzantine Prayer Box Found in Jerusalem DigMiniature box adorned with cross dates from 6-7 century CE. Contained two icons surrounded by gold leaf.
Israel Allows Return of Ancient Artifacts to Hashemite KingdomIsrael has allowed hundreds of artifacts from the early bronze age, found in the southern Jordan Valley, to go to Jordan.
'Byzantine Be'er Sheva' Dig at Southern Israeli Bus TerminalThe hustle and bustle of Be'er Sheva's central bus station has a really long history. Young archaeologists are digging it up now, in fact.
Ancient 600-Pound Anchor Discovered off Tel Aviv CoastTwo lifeguards found an ancient 600-pound metal anchor off the coast of Bat Yam, next to Tel Aviv, leading to the discovery of two others
Leftists in Last-Minute Bid to Halt Ir David ExcavationsAfter failing to halt the Elad organization's archaeological work at Ir David, leftists are decrying the 'privatization of archaeology'.
Archaeologists Discover High Priest's Bell?Archaeologists have discovered a rare gold bell during an excavation in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem.