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Arab antique robbers flee after getting caught red handed

Arab antique robbers flee after getting caught red handed

PA Arabs were caught red-handed by a drone operated by 'Guardians of Eternity' org, fled after foot chase.Yehonatan Gotlieb, 06/01/2021 14:46
Israel: International antiquities trafficking network exposed

Israel: International antiquities trafficking network exposed

Israeli Antiquities Authority uncover historic artifacts dating back 2,000 years in 3 Tel Aviv-area warehouses.ILTV, 06/01/2021 12:44
Jordanian weapons cache discovered beneath Western Wall Tunnels

Jordanian weapons cache discovered beneath Western Wall Tunnels

The British-made weapons were found in an old water cistern that once served local Arab residents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2020 21:43
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
Remains from Byzantine period uncovered in southern Israel

Remains from Byzantine period uncovered in southern Israel

Remains of guard post, terraces, from Byzantine period found at Dudaim Park in Israel's Negev region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/03/2019 13:33
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
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
New trail follows footsteps of Sanhedrin

New trail follows footsteps of Sanhedrin

Project to enable crossing Galilee on foot from Tiberias to Beit She'arim, accompanied by app that brings Sanhedrin members to life.Mordechai Sones, 06/04/2017 17:18
Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins

Caught red-handed: 11 grave robbers arrested at northern ruins

Authorities arrest 11 grave robbers in the process of robbing ruins of ancient Jewish town mentioned in the Talmud.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/01/2017 19:18
Rare ancient engraving of Menorah found in Judean hills

Rare ancient engraving of Menorah found in Judean hills

During the Hanukkah festival, hikers discovered a rare engraving of a menorah in a water cistern in the Judean Hills.Yoel Domb, 03/01/2017 09:23
Who was 'Hyrcanus'?

Who was 'Hyrcanus'?

A stone shard discovered near the Hakra, a Hasmonean period fortress, contains an intriguing inscription.Yoel Domb, 22/12/2016 11:49
Ancient gold coin discovered in Kafr Kana

Ancient gold coin discovered in Kafr Kana

A valuable gold coin from the early Islamic period was discovered during excavations in the Galilee town of Kafr Kana.Yoel Domb, 01/11/2016 14:22
1500 year old stables discovered at Ovdat National

1500 year old stables discovered at Ovdat National

In archaological excavations at Ovdat National Park an ancient animal stable has been uncovered.Yoel Domb, 08/09/2016 10:41
3,500-year-old artifacts from Hadera sea revealed

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/08/2016 13:50
100s of illegal artifacts seized in J'slm mall

100s of illegal artifacts seized in J'slm mall

Israel Antiquities Authority raids store selling ancient objects in violation of law. Indictment to be filed against store owner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/06/2016 11:44
Israeli boy discovers 3,400-year-old figurine

Israeli boy discovers 3,400-year-old figurine

Israel Antiquities Authority presented the 7-year-old with a certificate of appreciation for good citizenship for his remarkable discovery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2016 15:52
Israeli hiker finds ancient Egyptian seal

Israeli hiker finds ancient Egyptian seal

Hiker on family outing in the Galilee discovers rare Egyptian artifact.Ido Ben Porat, 02/02/2016 15:36
Rabbis demand end to digging at David's Tomb

Rabbis demand end to digging at David's Tomb

David's Tomb rabbis ask Netanyahu to intervene and stop diggings. Rabbi Yosef Berger: 'How is there no protest? It's a scandal.'Benny Tucker, 16/01/2016 21:01
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
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
Arab Antiquities Robbers Caught in the Act

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, 30/04/2015 16:14
2nd Temple Period Mikveh Unearthed in Elah Valley

2nd Temple Period Mikveh Unearthed in Elah Valley

Archaeologists stunned to find inscription by Australian soldiers from World War II alongside 1,900-year-old Jewish ritual bath.Ornit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 07/10/2014 10:54
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
Discovery Revives Ancient Tzitzit Dying Methods

Discovery Revives Ancient Tzitzit Dying Methods

Antiquities Authority presents recent discovery at conference, proof of tekhelet dying techniques from over 2,000 years ago.Ari Yashar, 31/12/2013 20:29
Ancient Curse Unearthed at City of David

Ancient Curse Unearthed at City of David

1,700 year old curse found at archaeological dig in Jerusalem was ordered by a woman from a professional magician.Ari Yashar, 30/10/2013 12:34
Arab Antiquity Thieves Caught Red-Handed

Arab Antiquity Thieves Caught Red-Handed

Antiquities Authority announce arrest of three Arabs from the Hevron area who were involved in the theft of antiquities.David Lev, 28/10/2013 19:10
Arabs Caught Red Handed Robbing Ancient Grave

Arabs Caught Red Handed Robbing Ancient Grave

Three suspects were caught inside 1st century cave near Kibbutz Metzer.Gil Ronen, 29/01/2013 10:36
Antiquities Authority Rips PM over Temple Mount

Antiquities Authority Rips PM over Temple Mount

"Prime ministers and ministers know" about Muslim damage to Temple Mount, Knesset is told.Gil Ronen, 13/03/2012 18:19