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Posted on: April 27th, 2016

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Vandalizing a archeological site is a serious criminal offense.

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Tel Dor excavation site, aerial view
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2016

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A rare scarab seal belonging to a senior Egyptian official of the 13th Pharaonic Dynasty is found by a birdwatcher on Israel's northern coast.

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Neshama Spielman, 12 years-old from Jerusalem, holding the amulet bearing the name of the Egyptian ruler, Thutmose III. - Credit: Adina Graham
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2016

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The Temple Mount Sifting Project was initiated in response to the illegal removal of tons of earth from the Temple Mount by the Waqf in 1999.

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Inscriptions dating to 600 BCE / Courtesy TAU
 

Posted on: April 12th, 2016

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Using cutting-edge computerized image processing and machine learning tools, the TAU team analyzed 16 inscriptions unearthed at an excavation in the remote fort of Arad.

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A chunk of glass that was found in the kiln (studio photograph). Photo: Shmuel Magal, courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority.
 

Posted on: April 11th, 2016

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Judean glass was a light green color and less expensive than Egyptian glass.But where were the centers that manufactured this Judean glass?

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Archaeologists Arfan Najar and Eyad Bisharat of the Israel Antiquities Authority at the moment when they discovered the incense shovel. Photo credit: Magdala
 

Posted on: April 5th, 2016

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"Even we veteran excavators were extremely excited because it’s not every day that one uncovers such rare artifacts as these, and in such a fine state of preservation.”

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Syrian troops back in Tadmor / Photo credit: Valery Sharifulin/TASS
 

Posted on: March 27th, 2016

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In less than a year of ISIS control, the group destroyed countless archaeological treasures in the ancient city.

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Excavation Site of  Byzantine Church in Migdal Oz , Gush Etzion
 

Posted on: March 25th, 2016

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The newly discovered mosaic indicates that the church was originally built in the fourth century.

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Prof. Nathan Peled and his mummy patient / Courtesy
 

Posted on: March 20th, 2016

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Alex was probably a senior government official, who suffered from osteoporosis and receding gums and missing teeth.

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american-suspect-who-snuck-into-zedekiahs-cave
 

Posted on: March 16th, 2016

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When workers opened the cave the next morning, they found the intruder covered in mud and dust, carrying archaeological finds in his bag.

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Laurie Rimon with the coin. Photo: Samuel Magal, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2016

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In the near future the IAA will award Laurie a certificate of appreciation for her good citizenship.

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The Elihana seal, together with a figurine of a woman from the First Temple period, which symbolized fertility and was also exposed in the Giv‘ati parking lot. / Photo credit: Israel Antiquities Authority
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2016

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A Rare 2,500 Year Old Seal Bearing the Name “Elihana bat Gael” was Discovered in IAI Excavations at the City of David, in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.

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The opening to two of the tombs at the Khalet al-Jam'a necropolis near the town of Bethlehem.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2016

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The necropolis covered more than 7 acres and originally contained more than 100 tombs between 2200 and 650 BCE — roughly the time of the first Israelite kingdom.

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3,850 year old wine jugs. Courtesy Division of Communications and Media Relations  |  University of Haifa
 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016

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The value of the wine in the storeroom can be estimated at a minimum of 1,900 silver shekels, an enormous sum that would have purchased three merchant ships.

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Terra cotta pipes uncovered at the site constitute evidence of the existence of an ancient bath 
house that operated there. Photo: courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016

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"Jerusalem demonstrates that wherever one turns over a stone ancient artifacts will be found related to the city’s glorious past."

Ori Greenhut and the figurine he found
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2016

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"The archaeologists entered the class during a Torah lesson, just when we were learning about Rachel stealing her father’s household gods."

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Fine wool textile dyed red and blue. The textile used the varying colors of natural animal hair to create black and orange-brown colors for decorative bands.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2016

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The ancient copper mines in Timna, deep in Israel’s Arava Valley, are believed by some to be the site of King Solomon's mines.

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Thousands of the ancient scrolls fragments from the conservation table to the virtual table.
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016

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The hands-on virtual workspace that will allow scholars around the world to work together simultaneously.

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Jordan valley excavation site
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2016

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Excavations at the site showed that groups in the Jordan Valley became more stationary and potentially larger in size.

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Excavation director Ronit Lupo of the Israel Antiquities Authority next to the remains of the ancient house.
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2016

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"The buildings uncovered are of a standard that would not fall short of Jerusalem's [current] architecture."

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