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Dozens of soldiers re-uncover 1,500-year-old convent in military zone

A 1500-year-old convent with a mosaic floor and inscriptions is uncovered for a second time, in a military zone near Shoham, Israel.

Soldiers re-uncover 1,500-year-old convent in military zoneplayer

Ritual bath used by Jerusalem's elite uncovered near Temple Mount

Archaeological excavations near Temple Mount unearth pool built by soldiers from Rome’s 10th Legion, inscribed Byzantine lamp.

Ritual bath used by elite uncovered near Temple Mount

In first, remains of Sanhedrin-era building discovered in Yavne

Remains of a building dating from the time of the Sanhedrin are uncovered in Yavne, along with 'impressive' cemetery.

In first, remains of Sanhedrin-era building discovered in Yavneplayer

11-year-old girl finds rare coin from 2,000 years ago

Coin made from pure silver is uncovered in dirt from City of David. 'Coin is one of the only items we have today from Temple times.'

11-year-old girl finds rare coin from 2,000 years ago

Spectacular ancient gold ring unearthed in Yavne

Winery and spectacular ancient gold ring with inlay of semi-precious stones unearthed in excavation.

Spectacular ancient gold ring unearthed in Yavne

Rare Byzantine-era gold coin unearthed in central Israel

Evidence of agricultural and industrial activity from 1,500 years ago discovered in Ramat Hasharon.

Rare Byzantine-era gold coin unearthed in central Israelplayer

Watch: Part of Jerusalem street collapses due to illegal Arab excavations

Part of Jerusalem's Old City streets coilapses after Arabs conduct illegal excavations under Al Aqsa Mosque.

Watch: Part of street collapses due to illegal Arab excavations

Excavation uncovers: Prehistoric migration route from Africa passed through Dimona

Evidence of the path of modern humans leaving Africa 100,000 years ago discovered in Dimona.

Prehistoric migration route from Africa passed through Dimona

Seeing the destruction and the hope

If the rocks and ashes, found in excavations at the Kotel and dating to the Temple's destruction, could talk, what would they say?

Seeing the destruction and the hope

1,300-year-old church, apparently part of a monastery, uncovered in northern Israel

Newly-uncovered church hints at importance of Byzantine Christian village, archaeologists say.

1,300-year-old church uncovered in northern Israelplayer

In the City of David, archaeologists uncover what may be a 2,000-year-old market

Archaeologists find rare measuring table in what may have been the location of Jerusalem's 2,000-year-old market.

Archaeologists may have uncovered a 2,000-year-old market

Family finds ancient hammer and nails in northern Israel

Family digging at excavation site uncovers 1,400-year-old iron hammer and nails.

Family finds ancient hammer and nails in northern Israel

Students preparing 'smart trail' uncover ancient oil lamp

Students prepare hiking trail as a gift to the State, uncover ancient oil lamp adorned with a symbol of a menorah.

Students preparing 'smart trail' uncover ancient oil lampplayer

Great-grandpa fought, great-grandson finds bullets

Samaria schoolchildren find Turkish bullets from World War I during excavation field trip.

Great-grandpa fought, great-grandson finds bullets

Ancient clay seal found under Western Wall Plaza

Excavations at Western Wall Plaza unearth unique stamped clay from the First Temple Period believed to belong to city governor.

Ancient clay seal found under Western Wall Plazaplayer

Students unearth 1,500-year-old church and monastery

Monastery may have served as center for pilgrimages, expert says.

Students unearth 1,500-year-old church and monastery

Relatives of young Holocaust victim to hold first memorial

A girl’s pendant found at Sobibor reunites a Jewish family spread across the globe.

Relatives of young Holocaust victim to hold first memorial

Archaeologists discover lost portions of Western Wall Tunnels

Archaeologists discover ancient theater, new stone courses, in Western Wall Tunnels.

Archaeologists discover lost portions of Western Wall Tunnelsplayer

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

After being destroyed in the Holocaust, two pre-war mikvaot are discovered in Vilna.

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogueplayer

Rare chalkstone vessel workshop discovered in Israel's north

Excavations in Galilee reveal 2,000 year-old stone vessel quarry and production center, vessels 'highlight pivotal role of ritual purity.'

Rare chalkstone vessel workshop discovered in Israel's northplayer

Ancient water system found near Beit Shemesh

During excavations in preparation for road construction, Antiquities Authority finds Ottoman-era well.

Ancient water system found near Beit Shemesh

They went to find antiquities, and ended up in jail

Authorities arrest three Arabs illegally searching Lower Galilee site for archaeological finds.

They went to find antiquities, and ended up in jail

Remains of medieval Jews buried in Jewish cemetery

400-year-old Jewish remains receive Jewish burial after excavations disturb them.

Remains of medieval Jews buried in Jewish cemetery

Ancient coins discovered thanks to Route 1 expansion

Archaeologists discover 1,400-year-old ancient coins during excavations in preparation for Route 1 expansion.

Ancient coins discovered thanks to Route 1 expansion

Video: Visit to Ancient Ritual Bath in Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva TV visits the rare find in Jerusalem: a ritual bath from the Second Temple era.

Video: Visit to the Ritual Bath Discovered in Jerusalemplayer

Rare Second Temple Mikveh Discovered in Jerusalem

A rare find in Jerusalem: archaeologists have uncovered a ritual pool from the Second Temple era near a highway construction site.

Rare Second Temple Ritual Purity Pool Discovered in Jerusalem