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Ancient amulet: 'Against the evil eye'

40 years after it was found, ancient amulet bearing the Divine Name & intended to ward off demons is given to Israel Antiquities Authority.

Ancient amulet: 'Against the evil eye'

Israel: International antiquities trafficking network exposed

Israeli Antiquities Authority uncover historic artifacts dating back 2,000 years in 3 Tel Aviv-area warehouses.

Israel: International antiquities trafficking network exposedplayer

Arabs Sentenced for Plundered Ancient Judean Cave

Prison terms, 12,000 NIS fine for Arabs who caused irreparable damage to one of the most important sites ever found in Judean Desert.

Gang Sentenced for Plundering Rare Judean Archaeological Site

Ancient Egyptian Beer-Making Stash Unearthed

5,000-year-old fragments provide first-ever evidence of Egyptian occupation in central Tel Aviv area.

Ancient Egyptian Beer-Making Vessels Discovered in Tel Aviv

Unprecedented Treasure Found off Israeli Coast

Ancient haul of 2,000 golden coins discovered by accident by divers; likely the remains of an ancient shipwreck.

Unprecedented Hidden Treasure Discovered off Israeli Coast

Antiquities Thieves Nabbed in Judean Desert Caves

Arab thieves caused significant damage to ancient site in an attempt to pilfer artifacts dating back to pre-Roman period.

Antiquities Thieves Caught Red-Handed in Judean Desert Caves

2,000 Year Old Find 'Most Important' in J'lem

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

Chisel Allegedly Used To Build Second Temple Found

Archaeologist who found ancient tool says 'for first time in 2000 years we have a tool of the builders of the Kotel (Western Wall).'

Chisel Reportedly Used To Build The Second Temple Discovered

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

IAA 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