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News and updates about archaeological finds

Has a 2,300-year-old tomb been discovered in Jerusalem?

A burial cave discovered on a Jerusalem road opens a window into the funerary customs imported into Israel by the Hellenistic occupation.

Has a 2,300-year-old tomb been discovered in Jerusalem?

Muslim witchcraft artifacts found near Eilat

A series of archaeological finds indicate rituals used to banish evil spirits or release curses alongside more traditional Islam.

Muslim witchcraft artifacts found near Eilat

4 Roman swords, nearly 2,000 years old, found in Judean Desert

A rare cache of weapons from the Roman period found stashed away in a cave in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve.

4 Roman swords, nearly 2,000 years old, found in Judean Desert

12,000-year-old flutes that imitate bird calls discovered

Rare prehistorical objects found in the Huleh Valley in northern Israel according to new scientific paper.

12,000-year-old flutes that imitate bird calls discovered

Firstr discovery of written Canaanite sentence at Tel Lachish

Hebrew U. unearths ivory comb from 1700 BCE inscribed with plea to eradicate lice.

Firstr discovery of written Canaanite sentence at Tel Lachish

An unexpected greeting from an admired Swiss National hero

Graffiti with the name of Knight Adrian von Bubenberg discovered on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.

An unexpected greeting from an admired Swiss National hero

Fine rural estate, 1,200 years old, uncovered in southern Israel

'A wealthy landowner, overseeing farmsteads in the northern Negev, may have resided on the estate,' excavation directors say.

Fine rural estate, 1,200 years old, uncovered in southern Israel

Archaeologists unearth collection of ancient knuckle bones

Rare and exceptionally large assemblage of knuckle bones for gaming and divination discovered in the ancient city of Maresha.

Archaeologists unearth collection of ancient knuckle bones

Biden rewrites Israel’s history

It’s no secret why Biden chooses to promote the falsehood that the Palestinian Arabs have “deep and ancient roots” in the land. Op-ed.

Biden rewrites Israel’s history

Weizmann Institute uncovers traces of 800,000 year-old fire

Using advanced AI techniques, researchers discover one of the earliest pieces of evidence for the use of fire.

Weizmann Institute uncovers traces of 800,000 year-old fire

Inventing Palestinian Arab History, destroying biblical evidence

What more inventive way can there be to delegitimize the Jewish state? Especially since the Bible jclearly says whose land it is. Op-ed.

Inventing Palestinian Arab History, destroying biblical evidence

Lead ingots found along Israel's coast link Cyprus and Sardinia

Shipwrecked cargo dating back 3,200 years proves significant trading links in Mediterranean basin.

Lead ingots found along Israel's coast link Cyprus and Sardinia

Archaeology proves Jews are indigenous to the Land of Israel

As early as the 19th century, excavations discovered definitive connections of Jews to Israel as far back as 3000 years ago.Op-ed.

Archaeology proves Jews are indigenous to the Land of Israel

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

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 Yavne

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

Why were prehistoric shark teeth found in City of David?

Teeth belonging to sharks which swam in the time of the dinosaurs were collected by an unknown person in First Temple-period Jerusalem.

Why were prehistoric shark teeth found in City of David?

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

Historic discovery provides glimpse into wardrobe of King David

For first time, fabric with royal purple from time of Kings David and Solomon found at ancient copper mine.

Historic discovery provides glimpse into wardrobe of King David

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 uncovered in northern Israel

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

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

Ancient Judean tax center near the US Embassy in Jerusalem

A significant administrative storage center from the days of Kings Hezekiah and Menashe uncovered in Jerusalem near the US Embassy

Ancient Judean tax center near the US Embassy in Jerusalem

'Early humans may have survived extremely cold conditions'

Small rodent fossils found in Israel challenge assumptions about when man first arrived there.

'Early humans may have survived extremely cold conditions'

Old City discoveries displayed in Jewish Quarter

As part of renovation of Old City, ancient artifacts put on display in Jewish Quarter.

Old City discoveries displayed in Jewish Quarter

DNA research uncovers Dead Sea Scrolls mystery

New research determines where ancient manuscripts found in Qumran caves were written.

DNA research uncovers Dead Sea Scrolls mystery

Study: Ancient Israelites used cannabis in Temple worship

Burned cannabis remains found on alter of First-Temple era Jewish shrine in Tel Arad, suggesting widespread cultic use of the drug.

Study: Ancient Israelites used cannabis in Temple worship

Archaeologists may have uncovered 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

2,600 year-old seal with biblical name discovered

Bulla bearing name of Adenyahu Asher Al Habayit, a senior minister to the king of Judah, found beneath Robinson's Arch at the Western Wall.

2,600 year-old seal with biblical name discovered

Clarifying the Palestine Saga

Clarifying the Palestine Saga

Roman church unearthed in northern Israel

Byzantine church matches location of Bethsaida, archaeologist says.

Roman church unearthed in northern Israel

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

'Globally significant' discovery sheds light on Jewish life in Lithuania before Holocaust.

'Archaeologists burst into tears'

From the army of Judah - to the IDF

Watchtower used to transmit messages dating from time of King Hezekiah uncovered, excavations by IDF soldiers in southern Israel.

From the army of Judah - to the IDF

The ancients said Jerusalem Is Jewish, So why doesn’t everyone?

The ancients said Jerusalem Is Jewish, So why doesn’t everyone?

2,000-year-old Jewish settlement uncovered in Beer Sheva

Excavations reveal, among other things, sherd of rare oil lamp depicting menorah, one of the earliest depictions of menorah discovered.

2,000-year-old Jewish settlement uncovered in Beer Sheva

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

Remains from Byzantine period uncovered in southern Israel

Remains of guard post, terraces, from Byzantine period found at Dudaim Park in Israel's Negev region.

Remains from Byzantine period uncovered in southern Israel

Arabs continue destroying Jewish archaeology on the Temple Mount

Arabs continue destroying Jewish archaeology on the Temple Mount

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 individual

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

The mixed prayer section at the Wall is an archaeological disaster

The mixed prayer section at the Wall is an archaeological disaster

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

Coins from revolt against Romans found near Temple Mount

Archaeologists discover dozens of 'freedom coins' from Jewish Revolt against Rome in cave near Temple Mount.

Coins from revolt against Romans found near Temple Mount

Marseille mystery cellar may have been a mikvah

Researchers suspect ancient cellar discovered twenty years ago may have been a mikvah, say there 'was always water there.'

Marseille mystery cellar may have been a mikvah

Hobby Lobby smuggling scandal exposed

Christian US company forefeits artifacts, pays $3 million after prosecutors accuse them of looting, theft, and smuggling.

Hobby Lobby smuggling scandal exposed

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

Watch: Evidence of battle of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago

On the occasion of the jubilee celebrations for J'lem's reunification, researchers are unveiling evidence of the last battle of Jerusalem.

Watch: Evidence of battle of Jerusalem 2,000 years ago

Unprecedented: 17 non-royal mummies found at Egypt site

Archaeologists find 'unprecedented' discovery of 17 intact mummies at Minya site, expect to find more as excavations continue.

Unprecedented: 17 non-royal mummies found at Egypt site

Statue finger found in Temple Mount rubble

Has part of an Egyptian statue been discovered on the Temple Mount?

Statue finger found in Temple Mount rubble

'Temple Mount artifact sifting project in danger'

Archaeologists studying Temple Mount antiquities destruction forced to raise money from public: 'PM promised budget, we are still waiting.'

'Temple Mount artifact sifting project in danger'

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

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

Piece of broken glass

Piece of broken glass

Rare First Temple-era seal found in City of David

Archaeologists discover First Temple-era seals, one with a woman's name. Rare find that sheds significant light on owner's life.

Rare First Temple-era seal found in City of David

Archaeologists find fabric collection from time of King David

Tel Aviv University team finds priceless collection of fabric in Timna Valley, believed site of King Solomon's mines.

Archaeologists find fabric collection from time of King David

Recent archaeological find confirms Talmudic passage

In spite of Talmudic passage saying that the town of Kursia was Jewish, archaeologist had believed it was pagan.

Recent archaeological find confirms Talmudic passage

Video Tour: Tomb of Maccabees Uncovered?

Ancient riddle: were mosaics adorned with a cross added to the graves because of Christian adoration of Maccabees?

Video Tour: Tomb of Maccabees Uncovered?

Ancient Scroll Discovered in 1970 Read for First Time

A Hebrew bible scroll dating to 500 CE, found in Ein Gedi in 1970, has been deciphered for the first time thanks to cutting-edge technology.

Ancient Scroll Discovered in 1970 Read for First Time

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

Rare Crusader-Era Monastery Seal Found

Seal of the Monastery of St. Sabas was excavated in the Bayit VeGan section of Jerusalem.

Rare Crusader-Era Monastery Seal Found