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Lapid to return Egyptian artifacts

Lapid to return Egyptian artifacts

Israel's Foreign Minister is planning to start a meeting with Egypt's President by returning artifacts smuggled from Egypt to Israel.

Did this artifact belong to the biblical Judge Gideon?player

Did this artifact belong to the biblical Judge Gideon?

Relic dating back to the time of the biblical Judges uncovered in southern Israel bearing one of names of the Judge Gideon.

Scientists rebuild 2,000-year old calculator

Researchers begin to unlock ancient astronomical device's secrets

Scientists believe they have finally discovered the key to understanding what has been dubbed the "world's oldest computer."

'Time to clear my conscience, the end of the world is near'

'Time to clear my conscience, it feels the end of the world is near'

Citizen returns illegally taken catapult 'bolt' to Antiquities Authority - fifteen years after he took it. 'Time to clear my conscience.'

Artifact from First Temple period unearthed in Jerusalemplayer

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.

Senators work to keep Jewish artifacts in US

Senators work to keep Jewish artifacts in US

Bipartisan group of senators discussing bill to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive in US.

US returns smuggled Iraqi artifacts

US returns smuggled Iraqi artifacts

At a repatriation ceremony, the US returns over 3,000 ancient artifacts to Iraq.

US exemption allows import of some Jewish artifacts from Libya

US exemption allows import of some Jewish artifacts from Libya

Some Jewish artifacts from Libya can still be brought into US, despite new import restrictions.

New US MOU gives Libya 'license to steal,' activist says

New US MOU gives Libya 'license to steal,' activist says

US agrees to Libyan request that activists say prevents ancient Jewish artifacts from leaving the country.

'Jewish documents should be given to Israel, not Iraq'

'Jewish documents should be given to Israel, not Iraq'

US government plans to return ancient Jewish documents to Iraq, Israeli forum asks they be transferred to Israel instead.

Hobby Lobby smuggling scandal exposed

Hobby Lobby smuggling scandal exposed

Christian US company forefeits artifacts, pays $3 million after prosecutors accuse them of looting, theft, and smuggling.

Hitler's 'murder' phone goes up for sale

Hitler's 'murder' phone goes up for sale

American auction house estimates value of phone, used to order annihilation of millions, at $200-300 thousand.

US Returns Hundreds of Iraqi Artifacts After Raid on ISIS

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.

Antiquities Market on Alert for Looted Syrian Spoils

Antiquities Market on Alert for Syrian Spoils

Experts aghast at widespread cultural destruction in Syria, where ISIS and others are looting antiquities 'right out of the ground.'

Japan Funds UNESCO Mission to Save Iraq's Heritage

Japan Funds UNESCO Mission to Save Iraq's Heritage

New initiative to use satellite imaging and other tools to stop jihadists from destroying artifacts or selling them on black market.

Hollande Condemns ISIS's '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.

UNESCO Demands Meeting Over ISIS Destruction of Artifacts

UNESCO Demands Meeting Over Artifacts Destruction

Head of UN's cultural agency demands emergency meeting following ISIS's destruction of ancient artifacts in Iraq.

Watch: ISIS Destroys Artifacts in Iraq Museumplayer

Watch: ISIS Destroys Artifacts in Iraq Museum

ISIS destroyed artifacts dating back thousands of years in Mosul, claiming it was 'idol worship.'

France Returns Artifacts Stolen from Egypt

France Returns Artifacts Stolen from Egypt

250 artifacts from as far back as 2000 BCE returned to Nile state, latest in long spate of French artifact smuggling.

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 future

Cologne Archeological Dig Revives Ancient Jewish Heritage

Cologne Archeological Dig Revives Jewish Heritage

An archaeological dig in western Germany has unearthed myriad traces of daily life in one of Europe's oldest and largest Jewish communities.











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