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Israeli boy discovers ancient tablet during family trip

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.

Israeli boy discovers ancient tablet during family trip

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.

Ancient subterranean complex carved beneath Jerusalem revealed

Researchers find ancient rooms under Western Wall

3 rooms used to store, prepare food during Roman period found underneath Western Wall Plaza.

Researchers find ancient rooms under Western Wall

Rare coin from Bar-Kokhba revolt unearthed near Temple Mount

'Year 2 of the Freedom of Israel'. Archeologists unearth coin dating back to Bar Kochba revolt which reads "Return to Israel", "Jerusalem".

Rare coin from Bar-Kokhba revolt unearthed near Temple Mount

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'.

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

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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.

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

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.'

Archaeological discovery attests to Babylonian conquest of J'lem

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.

2000-year-old road to the Temple unveiled

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.

Ancient Jewish village unearthed in eastern Jerusalem

Egypt discovers ancient port used by temple builders

Rocks quarried at port were used to construct ancient Egyptian temples at Karnak and Kom Ombo.

Egypt discovers ancient port used by temple builders

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

Inscription bearing name 'Halutza' discovered amid remains of the ancient city in the Negev.

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

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.

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

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.

Artifact from First Temple period unearthed in Jerusalem

'My heart was pounding, my hands shook'

Archaeologist tells Arutz Sheva of exciting moments when she discovered Second Temple-era Hebrew inscription noting Jerusalem.

'My heart was pounding, my hands shook'

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.

Why was ancient archive abandoned?

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.

Child finds rare figurine in Upper Galilee

Religious tolerance, seventh-century style

Hidden silver cross suggests religious tolerance of first Muslim caliphate in seventh century CE.

Religious tolerance, seventh-century style

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.

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

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.

Rare clay amulet discovered in City of David

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 soon

Israel antiquities authority to present new finds

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.

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

The dyes of the kings of Israel

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.

Remains of fierce battles uncovered near Rosh Ha'ayin

Spectacular 3,800-year old artifact found in Yehud

Israeli high school students help discover one-of-a-kind ancient artifact in central Israel.

Spectacular 3,800-year old artifact found in Yehud

New find is earliest known mention of Jerusalem outside of Bible

The Israeli Antiquities Authority revealed today a papyrus document that contains the earliest known extra-biblical reference to Jerusalem.

New find is earliest known mention of Jerusalem outside of Bible

Gold coin from Roman Caesar discovered in Jerusalem

Ancient coin from Second Temple era found on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.

Gold coin from Roman Caesar discovered in Jerusalem

1500 year old stables discovered at Ovdat National Park

In archaological excavations at Ovdat National Park an ancient animal stable has been uncovered.

1500 year old stables discovered at Ovdat National Park

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.

Second Temple floor looked like this

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.

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

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.

7,000-year-old town found in northern Jerusalem

Watch: Major find near Sea of Galilee

From today's edition of ILTV. Archaeologists find a marble tablet near the Sea of Galilee.

Watch: Major find near Sea of Galilee

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.

Was This the Temple Era 'Stone of Claims'?

Chicken Eating Started in Judea, Says Study

Tel Maresha, in Judea, is apparently where people first got the idea of growing chickens for food.

Chicken Eating Started in Judea, Says Study

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!'

Ancient Roman Sling Stones Returned by Repentant Robber

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.

1,500-Year-Old Church Found Near Highway 1

Archaeologists Find Prehistoric 'Swiss Army Knife'

Tel Aviv University discovers first direct evidence early flint tools were used to butcher animal carcasses.

Archaeologists Find Prehistoric 'Swiss Army Knife'

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.

Spelunkers Stumble Upon Rare 2,300-Year-Old Treasure Cache

'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.

'Gold Digging' Arabs Caught Searching for Treasure

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.

2,800-Year-Old Farm Discovered Near Rosh Ha'ayin

'Tremendously Important' 2,000 Year Old Find in Jerusalem

IAA hails discovery of 'extremely rare' Latin inscription; researchers say it proves historical accounts of rebellions against the Romans.

'Tremendously Important' 2,000 Year Old Find in Jerusalem

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.

Money Hoard from Great Revolt Era Uncovered

1,400 Year-Old Well Discovered in Tel Aviv

Archaeologists find advanced pulley system, irrigation ducts in the heart of Tel Aviv.

1,400 Year-Old Well Discovered in Tel Aviv

Fisherman Leaves behind Bible-Era Treasure

Numerous complete jars from thousands of years ago, long buried at sea, handed over to authorities.

Fisherman Leaves behind Bible-Era Treasure

Ancient Fountain Discovered in Ramla

Excavation in Ramla turns up 900-year-old fountain, complete with ancient mosaic. More discoveries made nearby.

Ancient Fountain Discovered in Ramla

First-Ever Hasmonean Building Discovered in Jerusalem

For the first time ever, remains of a Hasmonean building in the city are being exposed.

First-Ever Hasmonean Building Discovered in Jerusalem

10,000-Year-Old Home Found at Eshtaol

Column from a cultic temple, cluster of rare axes found in archaeological excavation west of Jerusalem.

10,000-Year-Old Home Found at Eshtaol

'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.

'World's Oldest' Wine Cellar Uncovered in Galilee

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.

Ancient Jewish Altar Found in Shilo

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.

TAU Study Links Empire Collapse, Climate Change

'Oldest Siddur' Joins 2013's Haul of Ancient Jewish Treasures

Siddur from 840 CE joins oldest Torah scroll and Temple Mount medallion in landmark Jewish archaeology year.

'Oldest Siddur' Joins 2013's Haul of Ancient Jewish Treasures

'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.

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

Archaeologist on Great Moment: 'I was Paralyzed'

Dr. Eilat Mazar describes moment of awe when she saw the huge golden menorah medallion.

Archaeologist on Great Moment: 'I was Paralyzed'

Netanyahu Hails 'Magnificent' Archaeological Find in Jerusalem

Ancient golden treasure is the oldest Torah ornament ever found and "attests to the ancient Jewish presence" in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu Hails 'Magnificent' Archaeological Find in Jerusalem

Ancient Golden Treasure Found at Foot of Temple Mount

"Ophel Treasure” apparently includes oldest Torah ornament ever found: medallion with Menorah, Torah and Shofar etchings

Ancient Golden Treasure Found at Foot of Temple Mount

Dig Shows Temple Pilgrims Traveled Hundreds of Miles

Analysis of bones of animals sacrificed in Temple shows some may have been brought from as far as Arabia.

Dig Shows Temple Pilgrims Traveled Hundreds of Miles

Rare, Preserved Fortifications Found at the Harbor of Ashdod

An impressive find by the Tel Aviv University Institute of Archaeology uncovers a system of fortifications during its summer excavation.

Rare, Preserved Fortifications Found at the Harbor of Ashdod

Byzantine Garbage Pit Yields Mystery

What were 400 Byzantine coins, 200 Samaritan lamps, an ancient ring and gold jewelry doing in a refuse pit?

Byzantine Garbage Pit Yields Mystery

Huge 1,000-Year-Old Hospital Exposed in J'lem

Impressive Crusader structure built by the Knights Hospitaller has 20-foot-high ceiling, served as a fruit market.

Huge 1,000-Year-Old Hospital Exposed in J'lem

Archaeologists Uncover Temple-Era Jewish Village

Archaeologists find remains of Jewish town in the Galilee. Town dates back to times of Second Temple.

Archaeologists Uncover Temple-Era Jewish Village

Did Archaeologists Find King David's 'Suburban Palace?'

Three unique buildings have been unearthed by archaeologists - and one of them may have been a palace used by King David himself

Did Archaeologists Find King David's 'Suburban Palace?'