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Innovative Temple Mount Sifting Project Facing Termination over Funding

The Temple Mount Sifting Project was established following the illegal removal of 9,000 tons of earth from the Temple Mount by Israel's Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement and the Waqf.

Students Earn Travel to Poland Digging Up 2000-Year-Old Mikvahs Outside Bet Shemesh

A rare and impressive array of ritual baths and underground systems used by rebels during the Bar Kokhba Revolt.

Liquor Stash Belonging to WW1 British Soldiers Exposed in Central Israel

The surprising find was discovered in excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority before the construction of Highway 200.

UNESCO Ambassadors Tour Jerusalem’s City of David

The numerous archaeological findings from the City of David unambiguously link the Jewish people to Jerusalem.

1,400 Year Old Coin Hoard Discovered in Highway 1 Excavations

'The hoard constitutes evidence of the Persian invasion at the end of the Byzantine period, which led to the abandonment of the site.'

Remains of Wartime Fallen Found at Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem

At the site of the battle were found the remains of the trenches, along with 35 bunkers and caves.

2,000 Year Old Road Excavated near Bet Shemesh

'The ancient road passed close to the Israel National Trail and we believe that it will spark interest among the hikers.'

4,000 Years Old Mysterious Tomb with Rock Art Exposed in Upper Galilee

What makes this dolmen so unique is its huge dimensions, the structure surrounding it and, most importantly, the artistic decorations engraved in its ceiling.

Gold Digging Gang Caught in Negev Archaeological Site

Archaeologists are saying this phenomenon has been repeated recently because of an urban (tent compound?) myth.

1,800 Year Old List of Synagogue Donors Discovered in Galillee Village

'No one can argue with the written artifact. There was an ancient synagogue here and the synagogue was built in its current form in recent centuries.'

Ancient Jars Found in Judea Reveal Earth’s Magnetic Field is Fluctuating, Not Diminishing

Tel Aviv University, Hebrew U., UC San Diego researchers: New evidence says geomagnetic force 'spiked' in 8th century BCE

Israel to Place Permanent ‘Arch of Titus’ Exhibit at UNESCO in Paris

Israel's envoy to UNESCO says the exhibit is a reminder that Jews were expelled by force from the Temple Mount.

Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

'This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in the caves of Qumran.'

PA Arab Antiquities Robber Caught Red Handed in Mid Digging

The robber was using a metal detector and a shovel.

IAA to Inaugurate New Mikvah Path at the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park

A new path running among two-thousand year old ritual baths that were used by pilgrims visiting the Temple Mount is to be inaugurated at the Ophel site in the Walls Around Jerusalem National Park.

Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre

The punishment for illegal trading in antiques is two years in jail. Harming a dig site will get you five years.

Archaeological Digs in Nazi Death Camp Unearth Victims’ Personal Effects

A pendant discovered in Sobibór bears close resemblance to one owned by Anne Frank.

3,000-Yr-Old Timna Valley Gatehouse Dates Back to Kings David and Solomon [video]

Tel Aviv University archaeology team confirms donkey stables, livestock pens in Timna date back to the time of Kings David and Solomon.

Haifa U. Archeologists Excavate Golan Heights Roman Theater [3d]

Surprisingly, the theater appears to have formed part of a large sanctuary, played an important role in religious ceremonies.

Hikers Discover Engravings of Menorah and Cross in Judaean Lowlands Water Cistern

Engravings of a Seven-Branched Menorah and a Cross were Discovered by Hikers in an Ancient Water Cistern in the Judaean lowlands.

‘Winter Wonderland’ Whitens Northern Israel, Brings Rain Elsewhere

A winter wonderland in the Golan Heights and rainy weather in the rest of Israel is a blessing that will help fill Lake Kinneret with much-needed water.

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?

Tomb Raiders Caught Red-Handed in Northern Israel

Three grave robbers were caught as they were raiding a burial cave excavation in northern Israel, stealing precious artifacts.

Israel Conserves Seal of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, Builder of the Jaffa Clock Tower

The familiar seal of sultan Abdul Hamid II, builder of Jaffa's clock tower, is once again on display on the city’s famous landmark.

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