An Arab merchant was trying to smuggle the coins through the crossing into Israel.
"Construction of a school on a protected archaeological site, with EU funding, is a gross and blatant violation of the High Court's decision, as well as a violation of the European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage."
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.
The earliest evidence of the arrival of eggplants in this Israel has come to light in the City of David, the archeological site of ancient Jerusalem: A 1,100-year-old refuse pit found in Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in the Jerusalem Walls National Park reveals dietary habits in the Early Islamic period.
If a letter arrived with a broken bulla, it meant it had been opened.
The site reached the peak of its development in the Hellenistic period (3rd century BCE).
The Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was exposed on a mosaic floor in a room that was probably used as a hostel for pilgrims.
The discovery provides fascinating evidence of the central place of ritual purity in the daily lives of Galilean Jews during the time of the Second Temple.
The finger fragment will be handed over to additional experts for dating.
The Steinberg family and Birthright Israel have transformed a one family's tragedy into eternal heritage for others.
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.
A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman period (ca. 4th-5th centuries C.E.) has been uncovered in archaeological excavations at the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee.
The Siebenberg House Museum in Jerusalem’s Old City Reopens to Public.
The exhibition showcases some 600 artifacts unearthed in archaeological excavations in Israel, dating from the biblical period to the end of the Bar-Kokhba Revolt, including a 3-ton stone from the Western Wall.
"99% of the chapters and articles written about Philistine burial customs should be revised or ignored now that we have the first and only Philistine cemetery found just outside the city walls of Tel Ashkelon."
Headstones of hundreds of Jewish graves, which were buried to hide them from the Nazis, have been unearthed in Vienna, a discovery of “high...
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee hasdeclared the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha to be a World Heritage Site. The site joins the Old City of...
“Graves that have stood the test of time for 4,000 years are now about to be destroyed.”
Archaeologists discovered a Byzantine-era marble sculpture of a lamb Thursday morning in excavations at Caesarea port in the Caesarea National Park, Experts suggested that the...
What makes this dolmen so unique is its huge dimensions, the structure surrounding it and, most importantly, the artistic decorations engraved in its ceiling.
Israeli archaeologists prove Egyptian culture was rife in Israel "for years" after the Exodus.
Apart from the cave of the skulls, the volunteers found dozens of new, illegal excavation sites, as well as the remains of the bonfires that the robbers lit on the progressively eroding mosaic floor at the top of the fortress.
Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.
The newly discovered mosaic indicates that the church was originally built in the fourth century.
Israeli students discovered rifle cartridges and shell fragments left by the British and Ottoman armies.