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Ancient Inscription Identifies Gargilius Antiques as Roman Ruler on Eve of Bar Kochva Revolt

2 Kislev 5777 – December 1, 2016
'For the first time, we can state with certainty the name of the Roman prefect of Judea during the critical period leading up to the Bar Kochva revolt.'

Spectacular 3,800 Year Old Pottery Vessel Excavated near Tel Aviv

22 Heshvan 5777 – November 23, 2016
“It literally happened on the last day of the excavation, when right in front of our eyes and the of the thrilled students, an unusual ceramic vessel c. 18 cm high was exposed, bearing the image of a person."

Court Rejects Freedom of Information Request to Shield Archeologists from BDS Attacks

Judge Marzel ruled that the potential personal harm to the archeologists and their research justifies concealing their names.

3,600-Year-Old Jewels Found in Judean Foothills

14 Heshvan 5777 – November 15, 2016
Dr. Irit Ziffer identified a pendant with an eight-pointed star as representing both Ishtar, the Mesopotamian East Semitic goddess of fertility, love, war, sex and power, as well as the Chinese moon god of the Akkadian culture.

Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels

13 Heshvan 5777 – November 13, 2016
Who would desecrate the tomb of King David's son Absalom, in the ancient Kidron Valley? But someone has...

Palestinian Authority Demands “Return” of the Dead Sea Scrolls

6 Heshvan 5777 – November 6, 2016
The PA told UNESCO that the Dead Sea Scrolls are part of THEIR heritage!

Rare 1,200-Year-Old Gold Coin Discovered in Lower Galilee

1 Heshvan 5777 – November 1, 2016
Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of a rare gold coin in the Lower Galilee.

American, Israeli Archaeologists Attack Authenticity of ‘Jerusalem Papyrus’

28 Tishri 5777 – October 30, 2016
"The money that modern forgers and dealers can make on modern forgeries is astronomical, consistently in the five and six figure range. The motivation is strong."

Ancient Muslim Inscription Confirms Dome of the Rock’s Jewish Temple Origin

26 Tishri 5777 – October 28, 2016
Participants in the Jerusalem conference were particularly excited by this revelation in light of two recent UNESCO resolutions which disavowed any connection between Jewish history and the Temple Mount.

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

25 Tishri 5777 – October 27, 2016
"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]

25 Tishri 5777 – October 26, 2016
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.

Discovery: ‘Jerusalem’ on Hebrew Papyrus

19 Tishri 5777 – October 21, 2016
Researchers say the papyrus may be the earliest evidence in Hebrew of the connection between the city of Jerusalem and the period of the Kings of Israel.

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

18 Tishri 5777 – October 20, 2016
The dispute MK Tibi has just entered is not, as he put it, religious, but scientific.

Excavation Reveals Spot Where Romans Breached Jerusalem’s Wall 2,000 Years Ago

Fascinating evidence of breaking through Jerusalem’s Third Wall at the end of the Second Temple period was discovered in an excavation where the new Bezalel campus will be built.

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

12 Tishri 5777 – October 13, 2016
Israeli Jewish leaders and lawmakers across the board are livid over the UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem.

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.

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

8 Tishri 5777 – October 9, 2016
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.

Large First Temple Period Gate-Shrine Excavated in Central Israel

25 Elul 5776 – September 28, 2016
Minister Miri Regev said “the uncovering of these finds joins a long list of discoveries that enlighten us about our historic past, a past that is manifested in our country’s soil and in the writings of the Book of Books.”

Ein-Gedi Scroll Target of Hi-Tec Recovery Mission

20 Elul 5776 – September 22, 2016
A scientific research paper further unveils the unique technological methods used for revealing the biblical text in an ancient scroll dated back to late antiquity.

Fisherman’s House Discovered on Ashkelon Beach

17 Elul 5776 – September 20, 2016
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.

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