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The ancient finds that were retrieved from the sea and turned over to the Israel Antiquities Authority. Photographic credit: Diego Barkan, Israel Antiquities Authority.
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016

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Among the many artifacts is a hand grenade that was common in Israel during the Crusader, Ayyubid and Mamluk periods.

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Photo of solar panels, donated  for Arabs by the EU and leftist groups, was taken by Nasser Nawaj'a, whom B'Tselem and other groups pay to live there.
 

Posted on: August 17th, 2016

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As the US and EU double down on Israel, the state says it can take down 30 illegal shacks in Arab Susiya, but won't decide yet.

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The back of a tiger with its tail curling, in a fresco from Zippori, dating from the early Second Century CE (Photo: G. Laron)
 

Posted on: August 10th, 2016

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The New finds precede the earliest mosaics discovered at the site by a hundred years.

Hamas on the Temple Mount - Jul 3, 2015
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2016

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Six Israeli archaeologists visiting the Temple Mount compound were attacked by employees of the Jordanian Waqf.

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The high school students that worked this summer in the archaeological excavation at Shlomi. Karen Covello-Paran, Israel Antiquities Authority.
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2016

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“There is no other known discovery like this. It is simply one of a kind,” said IAA geologist Anastasia Shapiro.

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The three volunteer excavators who found the statue, from left to right: Valentin Sama-Rojo from Spain, Bryan Kovach from the United States, and Elanji Swart from South Africa. / Photo credit: Shlomit Bechar
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2016

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Hazor is the largest biblical-era site in Israel, covering some 200 acres, and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Mosaic of the parting of the Red Sea / Courtesy
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2016

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Images portray Noah’s ark and animals, chaotic parting of Red Sea

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Senior staff discuss 9th-10th century BC burial in excavation of Philistine cemetery.
 

Posted on: July 10th, 2016

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"99% of the chapters and articles written about Philistine burial customs should be revised or ignored now that we have the first and only Philistine cemetery found just outside the city walls of Tel Ashkelon."

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Posted on: June 27th, 2016

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The ancient oil lamp is dated to the 12th century AD (early Crusader period).

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The mask of Pan after the preservation process (Photo Credit: Dr. Michael Eisenberg, Preservation: A. Yermolin)
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2016

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“The mask, and now the gate in which it was embedded, are continuing to fire our imaginations."

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Raelian booth in Tel Aviv, note the reconfigured swastika inside the star of David, so as not to provoke the locals. / David Shankbone via Wikipedia commons
 

Posted on: June 26th, 2016

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The Raelians use the swastika as a symbol of peace, which has kept them from being allowed into Israel, where they wished to establish an embassy for extraterrestrials.

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Mamilla Souvenir's / Photo credit: Michael Zeff/TPS
 

Posted on: June 15th, 2016

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“Antiquities robbers and the unlicensed antiquities dealers will very quickly come to understand that they have no one to sell the stolen antiquities to.”

The cache of silver coins found at the estate house.
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2016

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More proof that Jews lived in the Land of Israel for thousands of years, fighting the Romans with heart and soul.

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Modern Allenby Bridge
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2016

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An Arab driver from Beit Hanina tried to use a Norwegian diplomatic vehicle to smuggle Israeli antiquities to Jordan.

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Volunteers at work in the archaeological excavation. Photographic credit: Yoli Shwartz, courtesy of the IAA.
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2016

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The plan’s first excavation is currently underway in the Cave of the Skulls in Nahal Tse'elim, with the assistance of numerous volunteers.

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Egyptian Ambassador to Israel Hazem Khairat Receives Ancient Egyptian Relics
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2016

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After journeying from the Western Desert tombs of Egypt, through Dubai, Europe and Israel, two 3,000 year-old stolen artifacts are making their way home on Sunday.

Fragment of a bronze lamp decorated with the image of the sun god Sol, as discovered on the seabed. Photo: Ran Feinstein.
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2016

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A large merchant ship carrying a cargo of metal slated for recycling encountered a storm at the entrance to the harbor and drifted until it smashed into the seawall and the rocks.

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Solomon's Pools in Judea region, photo snapped in 2008.
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2016

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The ancient water reservoir of Solomon's Pools is damaged but has not yet been repaired by the Palestinian Authority.

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One of  two mummy portraits, this one depicting a young woman, restituted to the heirs of a German Jewish publisher and philanthropist -- Rudolf Mosse -- (1843 - 1920).
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2016

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Two 'mummy paintings' stolen by the Nazis from the heirs of a German publisher have been returned to his heirs.

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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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