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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.

Hundreds of WWI liquor bottles found near Ramla

Arabs caught looting archaeological site

Supervisors spot three Arab infiltrators digging illegally for ancient treasure.

Arabs caught looting archaeological site

'They're stealing our history!'

Arab tomb raiders caught in the act, pillaging an ancient Jewish burial ground.

'They're stealing our history!'

Israeli archaeologists restore marble seal of Ottoman sultan

Archaeologists have restored the original marble seal on the landmark Jaffa Clock Tower.

Israeli archaeologists restore marble seal of Ottoman sultan

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.'

Morning jogger discovers 900 year-old lamp

A 2,140-year-old find

Rare Jewish treasure from Hasmonean period unearthed

Estate that fought Romans reveals ancient heroism, silver coin collection, bronze coins proclaiming: 'Freedom of Zion.'

Rare Jewish treasure from Hasmonean period unearthed

Watch: National plan to save Dead Sea Scrolls from thieves

Israel Antiquities Authority launches a national plan for comprehensive archaeological excavations in the Judean Desert caves.

Watch: National plan to save Dead Sea Scrolls from thieves

Israel sends ancient sarcophagi covers to Egypt

Ministry of Foreign Affairs hopes handing over ancient items will be a precursor to further bilateral cooperation.

Israel sends ancient sarcophagi covers to Egypt

Watch: Incredible sunken 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.

Watch: Incredible sunken treasure trove found on Israel's seabed

Teens vandalize ancient citadel for party

Paint found all over Ashdod Citadel. IAA: contact us or we'll prosecute.

Teens vandalize ancient citadel for party

Amazing discovery shows ancient Israel 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.

Amazing discovery shows ancient Israel was global glass producer

Archaeology Council warns 'Reform Kotel' will destroy history

Israeli Archaeology Council writes to Netanyahu, Regev and Antiquities Authority, demanding plan for new prayer space be stopped.

Archaeology Council warns 'Reform Kotel' will destroy history

WATCH

Unique Second Temple-era tools discovered at ancient synagogue

Trove of ancient bronze tools unearthed by Israeli archaeologists in Magdala, near one of Israel's most ancient synagogues.

Unique Second Temple-era tools discovered at ancient synagogue

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.

Hiker discovers extremely rare ancient gold coin

Archaeologists: Kotel plan 'will cause sorrow for generations'

Archaeologists warn that government's plan to modify Kotel plaza would hurt Israel's cultural heritage, strategic assets.

Archaeologists: Kotel plan 'will cause sorrow for generations'

Ancient winery and Roman bathhouse found in Jerusalem

Excavation ahead of construction for haredi housing unearths 1,600-year-old relics from wine press and Roman legion bathhouse.

Ancient winery and Roman bathhouse found in Jerusalem

Dead Sea Scroll research enters the digital era

New digital tools make Dead Sea Scrolls available in ways they never were before.

Dead Sea Scroll research enters the digital era

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.

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

Watch: 3,400-year-old fortress discovered

From today's ILTV edition. Israeli Antiquities Authority discovers ancient citadel in the city of Nahariya.

Watch: 3,400-year-old fortress discovered

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.

3,400-year-old citadel in the basement

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.

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

Beautiful ancient ram statue unearthed near Byzantine church

Christmas Eve discovery in Caesarea excites archaeologists; beautiful sculpture was almost perfectly preserved.

Beautiful ancient ram statue unearthed near Byzantine church

Mysterious Jerusalem 'golden artifact' finally identified

Strange, ridged item had left archaeologists stumped - but after widespread coverage the mystery has finally been solved.

Mysterious Jerusalem 'golden artifact' finally identified

Eight year-old makes fascinating historic archaeological find

IAA notes find confirms existence of large city near Beit Shemesh during First Temple era.

Eight year-old makes fascinating historic archaeological find

Israeli archaeologists unearth world's oldest domesticated 'ful'

Ancient fava beans shed new light on how Neolithic man ate - and farmed.

Israeli archaeologists unearth world's oldest domesticated 'ful'

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.

Beautiful ancient mosaic found in Lod

Heavy winds, haze shutter Eilat airport; Air pollution sky-high

Air pollution 15-25 times higher than normal on Wednesday, downing trees and reducing visibility.

Heavy winds, haze shutter Eilat airport; Air pollution sky-high

Rare Byzantine-Era Mosaic Found and Restored

The unique 1,500-year-old mosaic served as the floor of a church and will be displayed in Kiryat Gat.

Rare Byzantine-Era Mosaic Found and Restored

Is This the Real Tomb of the Maccabees?

The Israel Antiquities Authority set out on a mission to solve a 150-year old riddle - and a treasure far more ancient.

Is This the Real Tomb of the Maccabees?

Rare Sarcophagus Discovered at Ashkelon Building Site

Israel Antiquities Authority and police find impressive sarcophagus, which construction workers tried to conceal.

Rare Sarcophagus Discovered at Ashkelon Building Site

Bible Museum in Washington Inks Israel Antiquities Deal

Museum of the Bible signs multi-year deal with Israel Antiquities Authority to display ancient artifacts unearthed in Israel.

Bible Museum in Washington Inks Israel Antiquities Deal

Watch: Ancient Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in Jerusalem

Second Temple period ritual bath found during construction of kindergarten, with highly 'significant' wall paintings of Temple artifact.

Watch: Ancient Mikveh With Rare Inscriptions Found in Jerusalem

The Great Synagogue of Vilna Has Been Found

Remains of majestic monument of Lithuanian Jewry destroyed by the Nazis has been found underground, excavation is next.

The Great Synagogue of Vilna Has Been Found

Earliest Lamentations Scrolls on Display Before Tisha B'av

Bible Lands Museum runs special exhibit on the Babylonian exile during the days leading up to the day of national mourning.

Earliest Lamentations Scrolls on Display Before Tisha B'av

Ancient Roman Sling Stones Returned by Repentant Robber

20 years after stealing 2,000-year-old sling stones, thief turns them in with note: 'they brought me nothing but trouble. Don't steal!'

Ancient Roman Sling Stones Returned by Repentant Robber

Palestinian Drafts Kids to Rob Antiquities Because of 'Demon'

Issawiya resident tells children a 'demon' hid 'treasure' in important Second Temple-era cave, is caught by IAA.

Palestinian Drafts Kids to Rob Antiquities Because of 'Demon'

Rare Inscription from Davidic Times Unearthed

Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) discovers 3,000 year-old jar with mysterious name engraved: Eshba'al.

Rare Inscription from Davidic Times Unearthed

1,500-Year-Old Church Found Near Highway 1

Church was part of an ancient road station frequented by travelers between Jerusalem and the coastal plain.

1,500-Year-Old Church Found Near Highway 1

New Section of Jerusalem's Lower Aqueduct Exposed

A new part of Jerusalem's 2,000 year-old aqueduct system has been discovered in Umm Tuba during construction of a sewer line.

New Section of Jerusalem's Lower Aqueduct Exposed

'Israelites Left Egypt, but Egypt Didn't Leave Them'

Just in time for Passover, IAA reveals massive archaeological find indicating Egyptian cultural influence remained after Exodus.

'Israelites Left Egypt, but Egypt Didn't Leave Them'

Spelunkers Stumble Upon Rare 2,300-Year-Old Treasure Cache

In one of the most important finds in northern Israel, three cave explorers unearth ancient coins and jewelry in stalactite cave.

Spelunkers Stumble Upon Rare 2,300-Year-Old Treasure Cache

IAA Finds Glass Bracelet from Roman Period with Menorah

Glass bracelet found in what researchers believe was an ancient garbage pit; Menorah on bracelet just in time for Hannukah.

IAA Finds Glass Bracelet from Roman Period with Menorah

8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Discovered in Galilee

Researchers find oldest evidence of olive oil usage in Israel and likely in entire Middle East at Lower Galilee excavation.

8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Discovered in Galilee

2,800-Year-Old Farm Discovered Near Rosh Ha'ayin

Stunning find in coastal region reveals ancient farmhouse and rare coin with Alexander's name on it, testifying to Greek presence.

2,800-Year-Old Farm Discovered Near Rosh Ha'ayin

'Tremendously Important' 2,000 Year Old Find in Jerusalem

IAA hails discovery of 'extremely rare' Latin inscription; researchers say it proves historical accounts of rebellions against the Romans.

'Tremendously Important' 2,000 Year Old Find in Jerusalem

Ben Gurion Airport Sees Highest-Ever Traffic Over Holidays

Holiday travel sky-high: 521 aircraft to depart, arrive at Israel's airport in 24 hours - a new record.

Ben Gurion Airport Sees Highest-Ever Traffic Over Holidays

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Compound Near Beit Shemesh

Impressive Byzantine-era compound shedding light on life 1,000 years ago unearthed during preparations to build new neighborhood.

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Compound Near Beit Shemesh

Ancient Egytian Coffin Unearthed in Jezreel Valley

3,300 year old coffin of wealthy Canaanite working for Egypt, buried with gold scarab seal of Pharaoh Seti I, father of pharaoh from Exodus.

Ancient Egytian Coffin Unearthed in Jezreel Valley

1,400 Year-Old Well Discovered in Tel Aviv

Archaeologists find advanced pulley system, irrigation ducts in the heart of Tel Aviv.

1,400 Year-Old Well Discovered in Tel Aviv

Israel Antiquities Authority Updates Dead Sea Scroll Library

The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scroll Digital Library receives an upgrade, including new content and high-quality photos.

Israel Antiquities Authority Updates Dead Sea Scroll Library

1500 Year Old Byzantine-Era Church Uncovered

Israeli Antiquities Authority discovers the first religious structure in southern Israel from the Byzantine period.

1500 Year Old Byzantine-Era Church Uncovered

Fisherman Leaves behind Bible-Era Treasure

Numerous complete jars from thousands of years ago, long buried at sea, handed over to authorities.

Fisherman Leaves behind Bible-Era Treasure

10,000-Year-Old Home Found at Eshtaol

Column from a cultic temple, cluster of rare axes found in archaeological excavation west of Jerusalem.

10,000-Year-Old Home Found at Eshtaol

Ancient Structure Found Under Sea of Galilee

Underwater archaeologists have found an ancient structure built from large basalt stones, under the Sea of Galilee, Lake Kinneret.

Ancient Structure Found Under Sea of Galilee

Video: Visit to the Ritual Bath Discovered 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 Jerusalem

Rare Second Temple Ritual Purity Pool 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

New Online Israel Archaeology Archive

Israel’s Antiquities Authority (IAA) has launched a new Israel Archaeological Archive, accessible on the Internet in English.

New Online Israel Archaeology Archive

Court Ruling Preserves Caesarea's Antiquities

A court ruled that plans for a new neighborhood in Caesarea would have to be put on hold because of important archaeological artifacts.

Court Ruling Preserves Caesarea's Antiquities

Report: Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities

The Waqf is continuing to destroy Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount in a direct violation of a court ruling, new report finds.

Report: Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities

Dead Sea Scrolls Online Library Launched

Israel Antiquities Authority and Google launch the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library website.

Dead Sea Scrolls Online Library Launched