'This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in the caves of Qumran.'
The robber was using a metal detector and a shovel.
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.
The punishment for illegal trading in antiques is two years in jail. Harming a dig site will get you five years.
A pendant discovered in Sobibór bears close resemblance to one owned by Anne Frank.
Tel Aviv University archaeology team confirms donkey stables, livestock pens in Timna date back to the time of Kings David and Solomon.
Surprisingly, the theater appears to have formed part of a large sanctuary, played an important role in religious ceremonies.
Engravings of a Seven-Branched Menorah and a Cross were Discovered by Hikers in an Ancient Water Cistern in the Judaean lowlands.
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.
Who was Hyrcanus, whose name is engraved in Hebrew on a 2,100-year-old stone bowl from Jerusalem?
Three grave robbers were caught as they were raiding a burial cave excavation in northern Israel, stealing precious artifacts.
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.
The coin bears on one side a vine leaf and the statement 'Freedom of Zion.' On the opposite side it bears a standing cup and the statement 'Second year of the great rebellion' – the year 67 CE.
'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.'
“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."
Judge Marzel ruled that the potential personal harm to the archeologists and their research justifies concealing their names.
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.
Who would desecrate the tomb of King David's son Absalom, in the ancient Kidron Valley? But someone has...
The PA told UNESCO that the Dead Sea Scrolls are part of THEIR heritage!
Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of a rare gold coin in the Lower Galilee.
"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."
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.
"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.
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.
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.