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Impressive 2,700-Year-Old Water System Discovered Near Rosh Ha’Ayin

This was probably an administrative site built to control the surrounding farmsteads during the Assyrian period.

Caesarea National Park and Roman Amphitheater Sold by Greek Orthodox Church to Secret Investors

Officials at the Israel Lands Authority, JNF and the Israel National Parks Authority were shocked when the sale was announced. No one was notified in advance.

Rare Archaeological Coins Confiscated at Erez Crossing

An Arab merchant was trying to smuggle the coins through the crossing into Israel.

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."

Jerusalem Targeted Again at UNESCO World Heritage Committee Meeting

Israel's report this to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee was duly noted, and then basically tossed aside.

Evidence of Plant Dyes Found in King Solomon Era Textiles

The textiles date to King Solomon’s reign, in the Iron Age (eleventh–tenth centuries BCE), and some are decorated with a red-and-blue bands pattern.

Israel Denies Entry to UNESCO Team

UNESCO and the PA now want to erase Israel's connection to Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

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.'

Crusader Escape Tunnel to Kinneret Exposed in Tiberias

The famous Battle of Karney Hittin that was fought on July 4, 1187, resulting in the defeat of the Crusader Kingdom by Saladin's army, was a direct outcome of the events in Tiberias.

Hungarian Archaeologists Unearth Herod’s Fortress, Ritual Bath, East of Jordan River

The architecture of the Herodian bath is very similar to the baths and cisterns discovered in nearby Qumran (across the Dead Sea).

Multispectral Imaging Reveals Ancient Hebrew Inscription Undetected for Over 50 Years

Military correspondence from the First Temple period was found on the reverse side of a well-studied artifact at The Israel Museum.

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.

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.

Evidence Revealed of the Last Battle of Jerusalem from 2,000 Years Ago

On the Occasion of Jerusalem Day, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority revealed evidence of the last battle of Jerusalem from 2,000 Years Ago.

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.

US President Donald Trump Makes History in Visit to Western Wall [video]

The director of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation showed President Trump and his family during their visit to the site explanatory photos and drawings of the Holy Temples and the Temple Mount.

Rare Prehistoric Slab Discovered on Highway 38

The manager of the excavation says the stone is a “rare and very special discovery” since only about ten similar slabs from this period have been found.

International Museum Day Celebrated Monday, May 15

The museums in Israel, especially, house priceless treasures of our nation's past and present.

Russia Allocates $4 Million to Renovate UNESCO Sanctioned Bethlehem Street

The 'Star Street' is a road that runs through the old town of Bethlehem, leading to the Church of the Nativity.

Stolen Antique Coins, Jewelry, Seized in Arab Village

Police archaeology unit investigators have estimated the value of the exhibits, from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval periods, at tens of thousands of dollars.

Evidence of World War I Battlefield Exposed East of Tel Aviv

Israeli students discovered rifle cartridges and shell fragments left by the British and Ottoman armies.

Rothschild Foundation Investing $27 Million in Caesarea’s Hidden Treasures, Past and Present

The project is being implemented as part of realizing the vision of 3 million tourists in Caesarea by the year 2030, and is becoming an important tourist-economic anchor for the residents of the region.

Plans to Renovate Ancient Harbor at Caesarea

Two foundations will donate more than NIS 100 million to join with the government in the project to bring the past to life.

Part of Egyptian Statue May Have Been Discovered by Temple Mount ‘Sifters’

The finger fragment will be handed over to additional experts for dating.

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