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Israel’s most ancient 'soapery' discovered in Rahat

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/08/2020 14:38
Excavation uncovers: Prehistoric migration route from Africa passed through Dimona

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2020 14:00
1,300-year-old church, apparently part of a monastery, uncovered in northern Israel

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2020 14:07
Israeli boy discovers ancient tablet during family trip in southern Israel

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.Marcy Oster, JTA, 26/05/2020 07:28
'Time to clear my conscience, it feels 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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/03/2020 12:45
Hundreds of ancient coins found in home of 'antiquities robber'

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2020 12:41
In the City of David, archaeologists uncover what may be a 2,000-year-old market

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2020 11:50
'The Roman menu made its way to the tables of ancient Israel'

'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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2019 13:01
Family finds ancient hammer and nails in northern Israel

Family finds ancient hammer and nails in northern Israel

Family digging at excavation site uncovers 1,400-year-old iron hammer and nails.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/10/2019 13:06
What kind of beer did Pharaoh drink?

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/05/2019 15:21
Ancient Jewish village unearthed in eastern Jerusalem

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/03/2019 10:15
First 'Bes-Vessel' shard discovered in Jerusalem

First 'Bes-Vessel' shard discovered in Jerusalem

Fragment of Persian-era clay jar depicting human face discovered in City of David refuse pit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/03/2019 09:55
Controversy over new tunnel under David's Tomb

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/12/2018 16:05
Arabs destroy ancient Jewish village

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.'Orli Harari, 16/10/2018 12:16
Surprise discovery at museum being constructed in Jaffa

Surprise discovery at museum being constructed in Jaffa

Expansive Ottoman-era soap factory and underground vaults discovered during construction of Uri Geller Museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2018 10:00
Expert: Archaeological find belonged to rich individual

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.Eliran Aharon, 08/08/2018 14:50
Rare, ancient gold earring found in the City of David

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/08/2018 10:07
Ancient pottery factory unveiled in Israel

Ancient pottery factory unveiled in Israel

Archaeologists discover pottery factory, bathhouses, and pools discovered near central Israeli city.AFP, 01/08/2018 14:19
Earliest evidence of blood vengeance found in Jerusalem's hills

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2018 11:39
Students preparing 'smart trail' uncover ancient oil lamp

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/04/2018 11:50
Families find 1,500-year-old jug during hike in north Israel

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

Hikers find Byzantine-era jug in northern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/01/2018 14:01
Ancient clay seal found under Western Wall Plaza

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/01/2018 09:47
Students unearth 1,500-year-old church and monastery

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

Monastery may have served as center for pilgrimages, expert says.Reut Hadar, 20/12/2017 09:44
Archaeologists discover lost portions of Western Wall Tunnels

Archaeologists discover lost portions of Western Wall Tunnels

Archaeologists discover ancient theater, new stone courses, in Western Wall Tunnels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/10/2017 13:24
Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

After being destroyed in the Holocaust, two pre-war mikvaot are discovered in Vilna.Chana Roberts, 17/08/2017 10:34
Rare chalkstone vessel workshop discovered in Israel's north

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/08/2017 11:16
Report: Ben Gurion airspace restricted during security operation

Report: Ben Gurion airspace restricted during security operation

Israeli media reports defense establishment operation caused numerous flight delays and cancellations. IAA denies airspace was closed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/07/2017 21:55
The dyes of the kings of Israel

The dyes of the kings of Israel

New study reveals earliest known plant-based dyes in Israel, dating back to the reign of Kings David and Solomon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2017 21:41
They went to find antiquities, and ended up in jail

They went to find antiquities, and ended up in jail

Authorities arrest three Arabs illegally searching Lower Galilee site for archaeological finds.Ido Ben Porat, 19/04/2017 13:32
British victim of Jerusalem stabbing mourned

British victim of Jerusalem stabbing mourned

Hebrw University, Israel Antiquities Authority offer condolences to family of student murdered on Jerusalem light rail.JTA, 16/04/2017 19:05
Students unearth 2000-year old Jewish town to fund Poland trip

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.Orly Harari, 27/03/2017 10:11
Hundreds of WWI liquor bottles found near Ramla

Hundreds of WWI liquor bottles found near Ramla

Excavations prior to the construction of Highway 200 expose liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from World War I.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2017 10:22
Arabs caught looting archaeological site

Arabs caught looting archaeological site

Supervisors spot three Arab infiltrators digging illegally for ancient treasure.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 06/03/2017 14:58
'They're stealing our history!'

'They're stealing our history!'

Arab tomb raiders caught in the act, pillaging an ancient Jewish burial ground.Orly Harari, 14/12/2016 12:47
Israeli archaeologists restore marble seal of Ottoman sultan

Israeli archaeologists restore marble seal of Ottoman sultan

Archaeologists have restored the original marble seal on the landmark Jaffa Clock Tower.Shlomo Vile, 13/12/2016 12:36
Morning jogger discovers 900 year-old lamp

Morning jogger discovers 900 year-old lamp

Ancient lamp washed up on shore in Ashkelon. 'It’s really exciting. You just feel a part of history. You can touch what was here long ago.'Rachel Kaplan, 27/06/2016 13:46
Hidden Jewish treasure from Hasmonean period found

Hidden Jewish treasure from Hasmonean period found

Estate that fought Romans reveals ancient heroism, silver coin collection, bronze coins proclaiming: 'Freedom of Zion.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/06/2016 20:02
National plan will save Dead Sea Scrolls

National plan will save Dead Sea Scrolls

Israel Antiquities Authority launches a national plan for comprehensive archaeological excavations in the Judean Desert caves.Yoni Kempinski, 25/05/2016 03:14
Israel sends ancient sarcophagi covers to Egypt

Israel sends ancient sarcophagi covers to Egypt

Ministry of Foreign Affairs hopes handing over ancient items will be a precursor to further bilateral cooperation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/05/2016 21:24
Incredible treasure trove found on Israel's seabed

Incredible treasure trove found on Israel's seabed

Two divers happen upon cargo of a sunken merchant ship in Caesarea, revealing pristine 1,600-year-old treasures and coins.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2016 12:01
Teens vandalize ancient citadel for party

Teens vandalize ancient citadel for party

Paint found all over Ashdod Citadel. IAA: contact us or we'll prosecute.Reut Hadar, 27/04/2016 17:23
Discovery: Ancient Judea was global glass producer

Discovery: Ancient Judea was global glass producer

Oldest-ever glass kilns found in Israel unearthed near Mount Carmel, shed light on how 'Judean Glass' spread across Roman Empire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/04/2016 11:17
Archaeologists warn 'Reform Kotel' erases history

Archaeologists warn 'Reform Kotel' erases history

Israeli Archaeology Council writes to Netanyahu, Regev and Antiquities Authority, demanding plan for new prayer space be stopped.Ari Yashar, 07/04/2016 19:11
Ancient 2nd Temple-era tools discovered in Magdala

Ancient 2nd Temple-era tools discovered in Magdala

Trove of ancient bronze tools unearthed by Israeli archaeologists in Magdala, near one of Israel's most ancient synagogues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/04/2016 16:11
Hiker discovers extremely rare ancient gold coin

Hiker discovers extremely rare ancient gold coin

Coin bearing the image of Roman Emperor Augustus could date back to Bar Kochba rebellion; only one other such coin exists.Ari Soffer, 14/03/2016 10:11
Experts: Kotel plan will be sorrow for generations

Experts: Kotel plan will be sorrow for generations

Archaeologists warn that government's plan to modify Kotel plaza would hurt Israel's cultural heritage, strategic assets.Matt Wanderman, 07/03/2016 10:27
Ancient winery and bathhouse found in Jerusalem

Ancient winery and bathhouse found in Jerusalem

Excavation ahead of construction for haredi housing unearths 1,600-year-old relics from wine press and Roman legion bathhouse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/03/2016 10:58
Dead Sea Scroll research enters the digital era

Dead Sea Scroll research enters the digital era

New digital tools make Dead Sea Scrolls available in ways they never were before.Raphael Poch, 23/02/2016 09:11
7,000-year-old town found in northern Jerusalem

7,000-year-old town found in northern Jerusalem

Evidence of 'thriving settlement in Jerusalem' way back in Chalcolithic period uncovered, replete with ancient blades and beads.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/02/2016 15:53
Watch: 3,400-year-old fortress discovered

Watch: 3,400-year-old fortress discovered

From today's ILTV edition. Israeli Antiquities Authority discovers ancient citadel in the city of Nahariya.ILTV, 08/01/2016 04:42
3,400-year-old citadel in the basement

3,400-year-old citadel in the basement

Ancient sea fortress with rare relics found in construction of coastal high-rise, and now it will be part of the basement level.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2016 11:55
2,700-year-old farm found in Rosh Ha'ayin

2,700-year-old farm found in Rosh Ha'ayin

First Temple period farmhouse, along with 1,500-year-old church featuring colorful mosaics, discovered ahead of building new neighborhood.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/12/2015 12:58
Ancient ram statue unearthed near Byzantine church

Ancient ram statue unearthed near Byzantine church

Christmas Eve discovery in Caesarea excites archaeologists; beautiful sculpture was almost perfectly preserved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/12/2015 14:44
Mysterious Jerusalem 'golden artifact' identified

Mysterious Jerusalem 'golden artifact' identified

Strange, ridged item had left archaeologists stumped - but after widespread coverage the mystery has finally been solved.Ari Soffer, 22/12/2015 19:33
Eight year-old makes historic archaeological find

Eight year-old makes historic archaeological find

IAA notes find confirms existence of large city near Beit Shemesh during First Temple era.Ido Ben-Porat, 25/11/2015 10:30
Israeli archaeologists unearth ancient granary

Israeli archaeologists unearth ancient granary

Ancient fava beans shed new light on how Neolithic man ate - and farmed.Ari Soffer, 23/11/2015 13:28
Beautiful ancient mosaic found in Lod

Beautiful ancient mosaic found in Lod

While building a visitor center for world famous 1,700-year-old mosaic, incredible new find leaves archaeologists floored.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/11/2015 14:18