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1,500-Year-Old Colorful Mosaic Floor with Inscription Uncovered in Ashdod

The dig uncovered a remarkable mosaic, with a four-line commemoration inscription in Greek dedicated to the structure’s builders.

Divers Discover ‘Spectacular’ Cargo of Ancient Shipwreck in Caesarea Harbor

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.

Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

A surprised group of hikers stumbled across human bones in a Gush Etzion cave. But what they actually found was even more astounding.

Second Temple Era Military Outpost Discovered, Possibly Destroyed By Alexander the Great

Both the town and the tower were destroyed in a violent fashion. A layer of ash shows they were burnt.

Discovery: Israeli Early Man from 10,000 Years Ago Ate Hummus

The seeds found in the prehistoric sites indicate that the human diet consisted mainly of fava beans, lentils, various types of beans and chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus.

Israel Marks ‘International Day of Indigenous People’

On language alone, our ancient ties have lasted from antiquity straight through to this day, both in speech and in the written word.

Archaeologists Uncover Tale of Ancient Mikveh and WWII Australian Soldiers

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a curious double tale of an ancient ritual pool and two Australian soldiers during WWII.

Cologne Building Museum in Historic Jewish Quarter to Fight Anti-Semitism

Over its history, the Jewish community of Cologne has suffered persecutions, many expulsions, massacres and destruction.

IAA to Inaugurate New Mikvah Path at the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park

A new path running among two-thousand year old ritual baths that were used by pilgrims visiting the Temple Mount is to be inaugurated at the Ophel site in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park.

2,200-Year-Old Edomite Temple Unearthed in Lakhish Region

Two stone incense altars were discovered in one of the rooms. One of them, bearing the carved image of a bull, is depicted as standing in what is apparently the façade of a temple adorned with magnificent columns.

Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

'This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in the caves of Qumran.'

Hiker Discovers 3,500-Year-Old Egyptian Seal in Galilee

Amit Haklai received an official commendation from the IAA for discovering the artifact and, even more important, for handing it over.

New Interactive ‘Sanhedrin Trail’ Yields Ancient Oil Lamp Adorned with Menorah

This year in the Galilee, thousands of students have been excavating and organizing the first “smart trail," in which dozens of stones on the trail will transmit information and activities to hikers’ mobile phones.

Bilingual Boundary Stone Discovered at Tel Gezer

Archaeologists working at the Biblical site of Tel Gezer discovered a boundary stone inscribed with both Greek and Hebrew text dating to the period of conflict between the Seleucids and the Maccabees.

Archaeologists Discover 10,000 Years of History near Beit Shemesh

Archaeologists are having a field day in excavations prior to the widening of a highway west of Jerusalem and have found evidence of the change from a rural to urban society 5,000 years ago.

Islamic Guards Attack Archaeologists on Temple Mount “for Picking Up Olives”

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

Byzantine Era Golden Treasure Uncovered at Foot of Temple Mount

Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.

1,000 Year Old Gold Treasure Found by Divers in Caesarea

The largest hoard of gold coins ever discovered in Israel was found in recent weeks on the seabed in the ancient port of Caesarea.

UFO Religion Celebrates ‘Swastika Rehabilitation Day’

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.

Archaeological Evidence of the Kingdom of David

Israeli archaeologists will present to the public the new evidence recently uncovered of the truth of the Biblical kingdom of David.

Palestinian Authority Demands “Return” of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The PA told UNESCO that the Dead Sea Scrolls are part of THEIR heritage!

Thief Returns ancient Roman Artifacts: ‘They Brought Me Nothing but Trouble’

"I stole them in July 1995 and since then they have brought me nothing but trouble. Please, do not steal antiquities!”

Holding Up Ancient ‘Jerusalem’ Papyrus, Netanyahu Condemns UNESCO’s ‘Scandalous’ Resolution

"That scandalous decision ... that the Jewish People have no connection to the Temple Mount, or to Jerusalem at all, is contradicted by the Bible and the entire historical record.

First Temple Era Document Mentioning ‘Jerusalem’ Revealed [video]

In a complex enforcement operation, IAA inspectors seized a papyrus with the earliest reference to Jerusalem in an extra-biblical document, dating back to the time of the Kingdom of Judah.

PA Archaeological Thief Caught Red-Handed Digging Up Artifacts

Archaeological artifacts are some of Israel’s most cherished treasures. They also are cherished by thieves, but the Antiquities Authority has caught one of them, a PA Arab, red-handed.

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