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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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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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