News and updates about IAA

'Shema Yisrael' pendants discovered in Sobibor excavations

The pendants were uncovered in areas where victims were forced to undress before being herded into gas chambers, and near a mass grave.

'Shema Yisrael' pendants discovered in Sobibor excavations

Study: First Temple Jerusalem elite suffered from infectious disease

2,700-year-old remains of intestinal parasite eggs discovered beneath toilet in luxury estate at Armon Hanatziv Promenade in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem elite suffered from disease in First Temple era

Artifacts seized in Jerusalem may have been from Bar Kokhba rebels' hiding place

Israel Antiquities Authority: Remarkable artifacts seized from antiquities dealers were spoils taken by Bar Kokhba rebels fighting Romans.

Artifacts seized in J'lem may be from Bar Kokhba rebels

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

Digging out Israel’s ancient ruins

Archeologist Emily Bischoff Bruintjes came all the way from Minnesota to work and dig for the IAA. This is her story.

Digging out Israel’s ancient ruinsplayer

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

Exclusive Perfume of Cleopatra and the Temple found in Jerusalem

The first-ever depiction of the Balm of Gilead, the exclusive perfume of Cleopatra and the Temple, may have been found in Jerusalem.

Exclusive Perfume of Cleopatra and the Temple found in Jerusalemplayer

Second Temple period quarry uncovered in Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s ancient quarries were the main source of stones for monumental construction projects in the city, such as the Temple Mount.

Second Temple period quarry uncovered in Jerusalem

An ancient Jewish coin will fly with Eytan Stibbe into space

Bar Kokhba takes off to the stars: An ancient Jewish coin from the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Romans to fly with Eytan Stibbe into space.

An ancient Jewish coin will fly into space

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

Magnificent building from Second Temple-period revealed

Recently-developed visitors’ route reveals one of the most magnificent public buildings discovered from Second Temple-period Jerusalem.

Magnificent building from Second Temple-period revealedplayer

Research identifies meeting point between modern humans and Neanderthals

Research at Boker Tachtit site in Ein Avdat National Park, in Israel’s Negev desert, provides first proof of the two cultures’ coexistence.

Meeting point of modern humans and Neanderthals found in Israel

Two 1,800-year-old sarcophagi discovered at Ramat Gan Safari Park

Two Roman-era sarcophagi discovered during construction at safari park - after years of being buried under sand and vegetation.

1,800-year-old sarcophagi discovered at Ramat Gan Safari Park

Youth volunteers discover ancient gold coins in central Israel

A hoard of 425 pure gold coins from 1,100 years ago uncovered by volunteers during an excavation in central Israel.

Watch: Youth volunteers discover ancient gold coinsplayer

Watch: 3,200-year-old fortress discovered in southern Israel

Major archeological find dating back to era of the Judges uncovered near Kiryat Gat. Fortress likely built to repel Philistines, Israelites.

Watch: 3,200-year-old fortress discovered in southern Israelplayer

Israel’s most ancient 'soapery' discovered in Rahat

Ancient soap-making workshop uncovered in southern Israel, where olive oil was turned into soap 1,200 years ago.

Israel’s most ancient 'soapery' discovered in the Negevplayer

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

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

Israeli boy discovers ancient tablet during family trip in southern Israel

Six-year-old boy discovers 3,500 tablet during family visit in southern Israel. Tablet is the first of its kind ever found in Israel.

Israeli boy discovers ancient tablet during family trip

'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.'

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

Hundreds of ancient coins found in home of 'antiquities robber'

Coins spanning centuries from Persian to Ottoman periods are discovered in the home of a serial 'antiquities robber' in northern Israel.

Hundreds of ancient coins found in robber's home

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

'The Roman menu made its way to the tables of ancient Israel'

Wine and fish sauce: The 2000-year-old culinary preferences of the Romans, revealed in Ashkelon.

'The Roman menu made its way to the tables of ancient Israel'

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

What kind of beer did Pharaoh drink?

Team of scientists from Hebrew U, Israel’s Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv U and Bar-Ilan U create ancient alcohol from ancient yeast.

What kind of beer did Pharaoh drink?

Ancient Jewish village unearthed in eastern Jerusalem

2,000-year-old Jewish town with ritual baths, olive press, and burial estate, found in eastern Jerusalem.

Ancient Jewish village unearthed in eastern Jerusalemplayer

First 'Bes-Vessel' shard discovered in Jerusalem

Fragment of Persian-era clay jar depicting human face discovered in City of David refuse pit.

First 'Bes-Vessel' shard discovered in Jerusalem

Controversy over new tunnel under David's Tomb

Activists protest secret tunnel connecting Christian clergy residence to Church at holy site. 'Israeli authorities doing Vatican's bidding.'

Controversy over new tunnel under David's Tombplayer

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.'

Arabs destroy ancient Jewish villageplayer

Surprise discovery at museum being constructed in Jaffa

Expansive Ottoman-era soap factory and underground vaults discovered during construction of Uri Geller Museum.

Surprise discovery at museum being constructed in Jaffa

Expert: Archaeological find belonged to rich individual

Watch: In an interview with Arutz Sheva, expert archaeologist explains significance of Hellenstic-era earring and where it was found.

Expert: Archaeological find belonged to rich individualplayer

Rare, ancient gold earring found in the City of David

Rare gold earring from Hellenistic era found near Jerusalem's Old City. 'Whoever wore it belonged to Jerusalem‘s upper class.'

Rare, ancient gold earring found in the City of David

Ancient pottery factory unveiled in Israel

Archaeologists discover pottery factory, bathhouses, and pools discovered near central Israeli city.

Ancient pottery factory unveiled in Israel

Earliest evidence of blood vengeance found in Jerusalem's hills

Israeli archaeologists find slashed skull - history's earliest evidence of blood vengeance - in Jerusalem's hills.

Earliest evidence of blood vengeance found in Jerusalem's hills

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

Families find 1,500-year-old jug during hike in north Israel

Hikers find Byzantine-era jug in northern Israel.

Families find 1,500-year-old jug during hike in north Israel

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

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