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Hoard of 1,500-Year-Old Coins Found in Ancient Garbage Dump

Researchers have found 400 Byzantine coins, 200 Samaritan lamps, an ancient ring with an inscription and gold jewelry, but what were they doing in a refuse pit from the Byzantine period?

Excavation Reveals: Jerusalem Has Been Prime Real-Estate Location for 7000 Years

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

IAA Plans to Excavate Judean Desert Caves, Save Scrolls from Robbers

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

Palmyra ‘Arch of Triumph’ Latest Casualty of ISIS

A third archaeological treasure at Palmyra in Syria has been destroyed by ISIS: the Arch of Triumph.

ISIS Tortures, Beheads Chief Archaeologist of Palmyra

ISIS beheaded the chief archaeologist of the ancient city of Palmyra and hung his headless body there.

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!”

American Tourist Sneaks Into Ancient Jerusalem Cave for Private Treasure Hunt and Finds…

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

900-Year-Old Women’s Jewelry Collection Discovered in Modi’in

'The rings, bracelets and earrings – some of which are made of bronze and silver – appear to have been accidentally dropped during cooking in the kitchen of an ancient tower.'

Six-Day War Artifacts Unearthed by Temple Mount Sifting Project

The first Jordanian coin from the sifting was discovered on June 6, 2005, the 38th anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification.

Hundreds of Jewish Gravestones Found in Vienna

Headstones of hundreds of Jewish graves, which were buried to hide them from the Nazis, have been unearthed in Vienna, a discovery of “high...

Detectives Arrest Man Who Stole 300-Year-Old Torah Parchment

Israel’s Antiquities Authority detectives have their hands full trying looking for thieves who rob the country of one of its greatest treasure – history. A thief was caught with a 300-year-old parchment of the Torah.

ISIS Terrorists Mine, Booby-Trap Ancient Palmyra, UNESCO Site

ISIS terrorists have mined and booby-trapped Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.

Salt Cave Collapses Near Lot’s Wife in Sodom — Family Escapes

A rock avalanche close to Sodom has caused a salt cave to collapse near Lot's Wife. A family barely made it out in time.

Antiquities Robbers Caught in Ancient Galilee Town

This is the second gang of antiquities robbers that has been caught in the past two weeks in northern Israel.

BBC Yanked Israeli Film on Jewish Exodus from Jerusalem (video)

The BBC strikes again. Known for its bias against Israel, it said that a documentary claiming that man “Palestinians” of today actually are descendants of Jews did “not fit editorially.” How true.

PA to UN: Make Church of Nativity World Heritage Site in State of Palestine

The Palestinian Authority will attempt to register the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as a world heritage site in the country of Palestine when the World Heritage Committee meets in Russia from June 24 to July 6.

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.

Plans Underway, Experts Convened, to Revolutionize Jerusalem by the Year 5800 (2039)

The sale of a 185-room hotel at the entrance of Jerusalem on August 16 was not just a 17.5 million dollar real estate acquisition by Australian multi-millionaire Kevin Bermeister, but one investment in a broader and more calculated strategy to make Jerusalem a global tourism capital. Up next: a subway system servicing the Old City and a Jerusalem International Airport in the nearby desert.

Ancient Water System Discovered Near Ramat Bet Shemesh

These old wells are not very difficult to discern, because of the palm trees that grow around them and the fact that they are surrounded by thick, flourishing aquatic flora.

Million-Year-Old Cave Found in Shomron

A million-year-old cave was discovered in western Samaria during work to move the security fence nearer the Jewish community of Tzofim, located east of...

Hasmonean Period Stone Bowl Engraved with Rare Hebrew Inscription ‘Hyrcanus’ Discovered

Who was Hyrcanus, whose name is engraved in Hebrew on a 2,100-year-old stone bowl from Jerusalem?

Arab MK: No Jewish Temple Ever Existed on Temple Mount [audio]

The dispute MK Tibi has just entered is not, as he put it, religious, but scientific.

Ancient Money Box from Second Temple Era Discovered Near Jerusalem–Tel Aviv Highway

All of the coins are stamped on one side with a chalice and the Hebrew inscription “To the Redemption of Zion”...

‘Jewish Holy Temples Never Existed’ Says Israeli Arab MK

An Israeli Arab MK tells a radio interviewer the two Jewish Holy Temples in Jerusalem did not exist.

Haifa Girl Finds Chanukah-era Candle Holder During Pre-Holiday Hike

For 7-year-old Hadas Goldberg-Kedar and her mother, Ayelet, last week turned into an opportunity to remember Chanukah in a more unique way than usual.

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