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30 workers trapped in tunnel at archaeological site

Workers rescued after fire, smoke trap them at  Kokhav HaYarden National Park in the Galilee.

30 workers trapped in tunnel at archaeological site

80% of archaeological sites in Judea and Samaria, have been harmed by Arabs

Israeli organization exposes systematic destruction of 3,000 years of Jewish history in Judea, Samaria. 'We demand national emergency plan.'

80% of archaeological sites in Judea, Samaria, harmed by Arabs

Minister witnesses antiquities destruction through VR goggles

Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel dons VR glasses and discovers illegal digging during visit to Tel Aroma archaeological site.

Minister witnesses antiquities destruction through VR goggles

Ark and bimah of Great Synagogue of Vilnius unearthed during archeological dig

International team working for the last several years has also uncovered the former 17th century synagogue's columns and other remains.

Ark and bimah of Great Synagogue of Vilnius unearthed

Thousands come to Joshua's Altar after PA desecration

A month after PA damages Jewish archaeological site, thousands of Jews come to celebrate at Joshua's altar. 'They destroy, we build.'

Thousands come to Joshua's Altar after PA desecration

Joshua's Altar restored

The Samaria regional council sent a clandestine task force to restore the ancient site of the Biblical Joshua's Altar.

Joshua's Altar restored

PA damages site of Joshua's altar

Stones from ancient site believed to be altar of Biblical prophet taken by the PA, crushed to make new road.

PA damages site of Joshua's altar

'Lawless Civil Administration officer put lives at risk'

Samaria Council head writes to Defense Minister after Jewish archaeologists arrested by PA police.

'Lawless Civil Administration officer put lives at risk'

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'player

Meron: Ancient synagogue vandalized

Vandals spray-paint red warnings on wall of 2,000-year-old synagogue near tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

Meron: Ancient synagogue vandalizedplayer

Night visit to Patriarch Abraham's home

100 Jews visit Biblical site where Abraham lived, began Jewish tradition of morning prayers.

Night visit to Patriarch Abraham's homeplayer

New town to be built on historical site?

Important historical military and Christian site may be devastated by a new plan to build a town over the ruins.

New town to be built on historical site?

Entire Western Wall is a ‘danger zone’, archaeologist says

Archaeologist warns stones could fall from any part of Western Wall following near disaster.

Entire Western Wall is a ‘danger zone’, archaeologist says

Syria accuses Israel of stealing artifacts from synagogue

Syrian government says Israel and 'terrorists' stole Jewish artifacts from 2,000-year-old synagogue destroyed during Syrian civil war.

Syria accuses Israel of stealing artifacts from synagogue

250 Jews visit Elonei Mamreh

Hevron institution organizes tour for hundreds of Jews visiting rarely-opened historical site.

250 Jews visit Elonei Mamreh

Ancient underground tunnel system discovered near Har Hevron

IDF soldiers accompany civilians in tour of underground tunnels near Har Hevron town.

Ancient underground tunnel system discovered near Har Hevron

Students unearth 2000-year old Jewish town to fund Poland trip

Students at Jerusalem's Boyar High School participate in archaeological excavations to help fund their trip to Poland's concentration camps.

Students unearth 2000-year old Jewish town to fund Poland trip

Antiquities thieves caught red-handed

Arabs use backhoe loader in attempt to loot archaeological site.

Antiquities thieves caught red-handedplayer

Arabs caught looting archaeological site

Supervisors spot three Arab infiltrators digging illegally for ancient treasure.

Arabs caught looting archaeological site

Illegal Arab buildings on ancient site destroyed

After Supreme Court appeal, Civil Admin destroys illegal Arab buildings on archaeological site, though not in time to save most remains.

Israel destroys illegal Arab buildings on archaeological site

Arabs Destroy Bar Kochba Rebellion 'Secret Cave'

Palestinians last week destroyed an ancient cave in the Gush Etzion area, dating back to rebellion against Rome 1,900 years ago..

Arabs Destroy 'Secret Cave' of Bar Kochba Rebellion

Grave Robbers Caught Red Handed

Three grave robbers were caught red-handed Friday night as they tried to raid antiquities in the area of Tel Ashkelon.

Grave Robbers Caught Red Handed Seeking Gold and Silver

'Despite Left..Agriculture Flourishing Here'

MK Ayelet Shaked visits the village of Susya in the Southern Hevron Hills Sunday morning.

MK: 'Despite the Leftists, Agriculture is Flourishing Here'

National Park Declared Where David Fought Goliath

Archaeologists claim a building unearthed at Khirbet Qeiyafa was King David's 'Suburban Palace.'

National Park Declared Where David Fought Goliath

Talmud-Era Jewish Community at Elad?

Archaeologists are confident the findings point to a Jewish population, probably 1,600 years ago.

Talmud-Era Jewish Community at Elad?

Jews, Arabs Clash over Historic Site in Binyamin

Israeli group seeks to protect ancient building as Palestinian Arab claims ownership, brings in heavy machinery.

Activists Fight to Save Historical Site from Arab Vandals

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'.

Treatment of Temple Mount Artifacts ‘A Disgrace’

'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!'player

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 Mountplayer

Dig Shows Temple Pilgrims Traveled 100s 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

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

Part of Sphinx found in Northern Dig

Artifact bears the name of Mycerinus, the king who was one of the builders of the Giza pyramids.

Part of Egyptian Sphinx found in Northern Dig

Archaeologists: We Found Shilo Tabernacle

The findings, to be displayed this week at Shilo, include hewn holes in which wooden beams could have been placed.

Archaeologists: We Found Shilo Tabernacle

Media Mum on Hamas's Razing Roman Temple

As Hamas destroys antiquities, Israeli media looks the other way.

Media Mum on Hamas's Razing Roman Temple

Monumental Conical Structure Found in Kinneret

Nautical archeologists think structure may have been built onshore and then submerged.

Monumental Cone-Shaped Structure Found in Sea of Galilee

Ancient Shilo Vase Stolen

Police to search for vase that provides evidence Shilo was sacked by Philistines.

Ancient Shilo Vase Stolen

Shilo Find May Show It was Sacked by Philistines

Evidence of destruction confirms conjecture that Shilo was destroyed after Even Ha'ezer war.

Shilo Find May Show It was Sacked by Philistines

Rare Find of Temple Era Artifacts near Jerusalem

Archaeologists have discovered a rare cache of artifacts, testimony of a ritual cult before the Jewish kingdom abolished them.

Rare Find of Temple Era Artifacts near Jerusalem