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Arabs loot ancient Hasmonean fortress

Arabs loot ancient Hasmonean fortress

Hasmonean fortress that overlooked ancient Samaria road has become a favorite target for Arab antiquity thieves.Yoni Kempinski, 25/08/2019 22:05
Biblical city from time of King David discovered

Biblical city from time of King David discovered

3000-year-old Biblical town of Ziklag, where David hid from King Saul, discovered in southern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/07/2019 09:53
Rare find: Coin with image of emperor who abolished Sanhedrin

Rare find: Coin with image of emperor who abolished Sanhedrin

Students find a 1,600-year-old coin with the likeness of Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II, a first of its kind to be discovered in Israel.Sara Rubenstein, 19/04/2019 08:59
Rare millennia-old stone mask unearthed in Judea

Rare millennia-old stone mask unearthed in Judea

Stone Age mask discovered intact in Hevron Hills in Judea.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2018 10:16
Arabs destroy ancient Jewish village

Arabs destroy ancient Jewish village

Arab antiquities robbers caught red-handed destroying ancient Jewish village in northern Israel with a bulldozer. 'The sights are shocking.'Orli Harari, 16/10/2018 12:16
Arab antiquities thieves sentenced to prison

Arab antiquities thieves sentenced to prison

Prison and probation for Arabs caught stealing Samarian antiquities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/08/2018 14:35
1,800-year-old mosaic found in Israeli park

1,800-year-old mosaic found in Israeli park

Well-preserved Byzantine-era mosaic discovered in national park in Caesarea.JTA, 08/02/2018 21:45
Ancient art seized from philanthropist Michael Steinhardt

Ancient art seized from philanthropist Michael Steinhardt

Authorities seize ancient art from home, office of philanthropist Michael Steinhardt.JTA, 08/01/2018 08:34
Ancient coin discovered in Halamish

Ancient coin discovered in Halamish

9-year-old girl finds coin from time of Temple with inscription 'Holy Jerusalem.'Mordechai Sones, 21/08/2017 20:56
Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria

Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria

Arab resident of Samarian village of Hawara arrested after stolen coins, jewelry, figurines and other ancient artifacts found in his home.Ido Ben Porat, 25/04/2017 12:44
ISIS jihadists damage Roman monument in Palmyra

ISIS jihadists damage Roman monument in Palmyra

ISIS jihadists have severely damaged a major Roman monument ancient Syrian city, says antiquities official.Ben Ariel, 06/03/2017 03:39
 US claims antiquities looted by ISIS to block their resale

US claims antiquities looted by ISIS to block their resale

The US cracks down on the resale of antiquities looted by ISIS.AFP, 16/12/2016 07:36
Revolutionary court win against antiquity thieves

Revolutionary court win against antiquity thieves

High Court rejects motion by antiquities dealers, who will now be forced to register their whole inventory.Gil Ronen, 29/12/2015 14:33
The 'Barbaric' Islamist War on Antiquities

The '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, 04/09/2015 14:01
Bible Museum Inks Israel Antiquities Deal

Bible Museum Inks Israel Antiquities Deal

Museum of the Bible signs multi-year deal with Israel Antiquities Authority to display ancient artifacts unearthed in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2015 05:14
US Returns Hundreds of Iraqi Artifacts After Raid

US Returns Hundreds of Iraqi Artifacts After Raid

ISIS's top financier caught with artifacts raided from Assyrian-era historical sites; they were likely to be sold on the black market.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2015 18:56
Palestinian Drafts Kids to Rob Antiquities 'Demon'

Palestinian Drafts Kids to Rob Antiquities 'Demon'

Issawiya resident tells children a 'demon' hid 'treasure' in important Second Temple-era cave, is caught by IAA.Tova Dvorin, 08/07/2015 20:28
UNESCO Condemns ISIS Destruction of Antiquities

UNESCO Condemns ISIS Destruction of Antiquities

UN’s cultural body condemns destruction by ISIS of antiquities in Syrian city.Ben Ariel, Canada, 04/07/2015 01:57
Rare Inscription from Davidic Times Unearthed

Rare Inscription from Davidic Times Unearthed

Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) discovers 3,000 year-old jar with mysterious name engraved: Eshba'al.Eliran Aharon, 16/06/2015 10:09
13-Year-Old Unearths Wine Press in Jerusalem

13-Year-Old Unearths Wine Press in Jerusalem

Antiquities Authority announces the discovery of a 1,400-year-old wine press in Jerusalem - unearthed by a teen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/05/2015 03:44
ISIS 'Barbarians' Threaten Ancient Syrian City

ISIS 'Barbarians' Threaten Ancient Syrian City

Islamic State fighters bearing down on ancient Palmyra, a world heritage site, as Syrian regime battles to keep them out.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2015 17:15
UNESCO: ISIS Destruction of Nimrud 'Horrific'

UNESCO: ISIS Destruction of Nimrud 'Horrific'

ISIS is 'clearly determined to wipe out all traces of the history of Iraq's people,' UNESCO head Irina Bokova states.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/04/2015 19:17
Report: ISIS Destroys Ancient City of Hatra

Report: ISIS Destroys Ancient City of Hatra

UNESCO condemns 'appalling' destruction as reports surface city has been razed; archaeologists lament loss.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/03/2015 22:58
Hollande Condemns 'Barbaric' Museum Destruction

Hollande Condemns 'Barbaric' Museum Destruction

'What the terrorists want to do is destroy all of humanity,' French President Francois Hollande states in wake of museum destruction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/02/2015 13:52
US Donors Give Israel Museum Antiques Collection

US Donors Give Israel Museum Antiques Collection

Art patrons Robert and Renee Belfer donated over 350 artifacts to the Israel Museum for use in its 50th anniversary celebrations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2015 20:01
Antiquities Robbers Caught Selling Rare Ossuaries

Antiquities Robbers Caught Selling Rare Ossuaries

Some of the 11 Jewish ossuaries from Second Temple period still held bones, featured Hebrew script listing names of those interred.Ari Yashar, 31/03/2014 10:48
Att'y Demands Temple Mount Report Publication

Att'y Demands Temple Mount Report Publication

Member of committee to preserve Temple Mount antiquities demands that secret report on Waqf be published - for the sake of the public.Tova Dvorin, 18/01/2014 23:26
Ancient Jewish Texts Found in Afghanistan

Ancient Jewish Texts Found in Afghanistan

Texts found in Afghanistan genizah estimated to be 1000 years old, include writings of Rabbi Saadiah Gaon; unveiling will be next week.Tova Dvorin, 24/12/2013 01:13
US Gave Iran Antiquity to Resume Talks

US Gave Iran Antiquity to Resume Talks

LA Times reports that in September, US diplomats returned an ancient Iranian chalice to officials in a bid to resume talks.Tova Dvorin, 01/12/2013 09:07
'World's Oldest' Wine Cellar Uncovered in Galilee

'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.Tova Dvorin, 24/11/2013 14:57
Leftist Organizations Against Bennett's Coin

Leftist Organizations Against Bennett's Coin

Left-wing organizations attack Naftali Bennett for his use of ancient coin in CNN interview, claim removing it from Israel against law.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 20/11/2013 19:29
Egypt Recovers 90 Artifacts from Jerusalem Auction

Egypt Recovers 90 Artifacts from Jerusalem Auction

Israel helps Egypt recover stolen antiquities; more efforts for recovery possibly in the futureTova Dvorin , 10/11/2013 16:41
Court Ruling Preserves Caesarea's Antiquities

Court Ruling Preserves Caesarea's Antiquities

A court ruled that plans for a new neighborhood in Caesarea would have to be put on hold because of important archaeological artifacts.Yoni Kempinski, 27/12/2012 03:42
Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities

Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities

The Waqf is continuing to destroy Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount in a direct violation of a court ruling, new report finds.Elad Benari, 25/12/2012 02:13
Greece: Antiquities Safer in the Ground

Greece: Antiquities Safer in the Ground

After an antiquities theft ring was rounded up and stolen items recovered, exasperated officials are reburying treasures to keep them safe.Chana Ya'ar, 04/03/2012 14:30
Arab Antiquity Thieves Collared

Arab Antiquity Thieves Collared

Having already vandalized three Jewish antiquities sites, a gang of Arab thieves was caught while digging.Hebrew site, 14/06/2011 16:23
IAA Thwarts Smuggling Attempt

IAA Thwarts Smuggling Attempt

Israeli Antiquities Authority and Israeli customs apprehended an American citizen who tried to smuggle hundreds of stolen antiquities from Israel.Elad Benari, 19/05/2011 04:14
Linking to the Past - via Rocks

Linking to the Past - via Rocks

Antiquities Authority steps up educational efforts, with a course teaching Jews from around the world how to conserve ancient buildings.Hillel Fendel, 03/03/2011 17:36
Found: Gold Coin from Ptolemy

Found: Gold Coin from Ptolemy

Archaeologists working in Tel Kedesh in northern Israel have uncovered an extremely rare 2,200-year-old gold coin, minted by Ptolemy V.Hillel Fendel, 11/08/2010 16:21