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Carmel Caves Declared UNESCO Heritage Site

The Carmel Caves in northern Israel were recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a heritage site in a...

Dozens of ‘Freedom Coins’ from the 66-67 CE Jewish Revolt Discovered in Temple Mount...

“A discovery like this—ancient coins bearing the words 'Freedom' and 'Redemption'—found right before the Jewish Festival of Freedom, Passover, begins, is incredibly moving,” Dr. Mazar noted.

3000-Year-Old Droppings Reveal How Man Improved the Savannah

Haifa University's Prof. Ruth Shahak-Gross says Savannah shepherds were not harmful to the ecosystem, and instead enriched and diversified the ecosystem.

Golan Heights Farmers Turn Syrian Bunker Into Wine Cellar

A small community in northern Israel is home to a winery built in a former Syrian military bunker.

Israeli Jewish Leaders Furious at UNESCO Rejection of Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

Israeli Jewish leaders and lawmakers across the board are livid over the UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem.

Herod’s Castle Hidden Under the Police Station

Remains of Herod's Jerusalem castle have been excavated and opened to the public.

‘House of David’ Rock on Exhibit at NY Metropolitan Museum of Art

The ‘homely’ ancient rock, discovered in 1993, adds evidence of King David’s existence.

Rare Inscription from King David Discovered in Jerusalem Hills

"Who Are You, Eshbaʽal Ben Beda?" The fourth inscription revealed so far dating to the Kingdom of Judah.

Unique 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagus Found at Ashkelon Building Site

An extremely rare sarcophagus has been uncovered at a building site in Ashkelon.

Hidden Silver Cross Attests to Religious Tolerance of 7th Century Caliphate

Historical evidence suggests that at least at the beginning of Muslim rule, the new regime treated the local Christian population with great tolerance.

National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel Taking Shape in Jerusalem [video]

Among the many artifacts on display will be breathtaking mosaics, laboratories for the treatment of artifacts, the Dead Sea scrolls, intriguing, 7,000 year-old objects, and an audiovisual presentation projected in the National Treasures center.

PM Netanyahu : UNESCO Resolution is ‘Theater of the Absurd’

PM Netanyahu invited members of UNESCO to take a trip to the Arch of Titus to view the treasures of the Holy Temple and refresh their historic memories.

Fisherman’s House Discovered on Ashkelon Beach

As part of a project being led by the IAA and aimed at educating young people about their past, dozens of boys and girls were engaged in the challenging work of unearthing the coastal city’s past.

Blue Eyed Blondes Invaded Israel 6,500 Years Ago: DNA Study

"This study of 22 individuals is one of the largest ancient DNA studies carried out from a single archaeological site, and by far the largest ever reported in the Near East."

2,000 Year Old Golden Earring Discovered in City of David

The earring will be on display for the general public at the City of David's annual archeological conference. “Whoever wore it belonged to Jerusalem's upper class.”

Surprise: Uri Geller Museum Built Over Ancient Soap Factory, Vaults

"I intuited that there was something hidden there," Geller recalled.

1,500 Year Old Monastery, Church, Uncovered in Beit Shemesh

Colored mosaic floors and imported marble artifacts were found.

Half a Million Year Old Prehistoric Site Uncovered in Sharon Valley

“it’s hard to believe that between Jaljulia and Highway 6, five meters below the surface, an ancient landscape some half a million years old has been so amazingly preserved."

Israeli Researcher Says Citrons, Lemons Were Luxuries in Ancient Mediterranean

"Citrons and lemons were the first citrus fruits to arrive in the Mediterranean and were status symbols for the elite."

Ancient Site Restored after Modern Vandalism

Nabatean King Obodas, revered as a deity, built the southern Negev city of Avdat 2000 years ago. Vandals tried to destroy it three years ago. Now it has been restored.

No Faux UNESCO ‘Heritage Committee’ Can Sever Our Bonds With Jerusalem

“Nothing is more disgraceful than UNESCO declaring the world’s only Jewish state the ‘occupier’ of the Western Wall and Jerusalem’s Old City."

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