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Assad Troops with Russian Air Support Liberate Ancient Tadmor

In less than a year of ISIS control, the group destroyed countless archaeological treasures in the ancient city.

Colorful Mosaic Uncovered in Unique Byzantine Church in Gush Etzion

The newly discovered mosaic indicates that the church was originally built in the fourth century.

2,400 Year Old Mummy’s CT Shows Urgent Need for Dental Work

Alex was probably a senior government official, who suffered from osteoporosis and receding gums and missing teeth.

American Tourist Sneaks Into Ancient Jerusalem Cave for Private Treasure Hunt and Finds…

When workers opened the cave the next morning, they found the intruder covered in mud and dust, carrying archaeological finds in his bag.

Kibbutznik Laurie Rimon Turns In Extremely Rare Roman Gold Coin

In the near future the IAA will award Laurie a certificate of appreciation for her good citizenship.

Meet Elihana Bat Gael, First Temple Era Woman of Valor

A Rare 2,500 Year Old Seal Bearing the Name “Elihana bat Gael” was Discovered in IAI Excavations at the City of David, in the Jerusalem Walls National Park.

Ancient Burial Site with 100 Tombs Unearthed Near Bethlehem

The necropolis covered more than 7 acres and originally contained more than 100 tombs between 2200 and 650 BCE — roughly the time of the first Israelite kingdom.

A First in Near Eastern Excavations: Winery Found in Canaanite Palace

The value of the wine in the storeroom can be estimated at a minimum of 1,900 silver shekels, an enormous sum that would have purchased three merchant ships.

Large Ancient Winery, Roman Bathhouse Unearthed in Jerusalem

"Jerusalem demonstrates that wherever one turns over a stone ancient artifacts will be found related to the city’s glorious past."

Seven-Year-Old Boy Exposes 3,400 Year Old Figurine

"The archaeologists entered the class during a Torah lesson, just when we were learning about Rachel stealing her father’s household gods."

Textiles Dating Back to King David’s Era Found at Timna Dig

The ancient copper mines in Timna, deep in Israel’s Arava Valley, are believed by some to be the site of King Solomon's mines.

Dead Sea Scrolls Puzzle Pieces to Be Matched via Digitizing

The hands-on virtual workspace that will allow scholars around the world to work together simultaneously.

Jordan Valley Prehistoric Village Discovered

Excavations at the site showed that groups in the Jordan Valley became more stationary and potentially larger in size.

Excavation Reveals: Jerusalem Has Been Prime Real-Estate Location for 7000 Years

"The buildings uncovered are of a standard that would not fall short of Jerusalem's [current] architecture."

Jordan Adds to Western Wall Mixed-Gender Prayer Controversy

Jordan demands that Israel "return jurisdiction" over a part of the Western Wall to the Islamic Waqf.

Golan Heights Farmers Turn Syrian Bunker Into Wine Cellar

A small community in northern Israel is home to a winery built in a former Syrian military bunker.

Hiker Discovers 3,500-Year-Old Egyptian Seal in Galilee

Amit Haklai received an official commendation from the IAA for discovering the artifact and, even more important, for handing it over.

1,700-Year-Old Gravestones of Unknown Rabbis Uncovered in Northern Israel

More evidence of ancient Jewish presence in the Land of Israel: 1,700-year-old gravestones uncovered.

Bored With Snow? Trek the Israel National Trail With Google Street View!

Trekkers unable to hike the Israel National Trail no longer need mourn their plight: it's now on Google Street View.

ISIS Grinds Iraq’s Oldest Christian Monastery to Rubble

U.S. soldiers prayed in the ancient monastery during their deployment in Iraq.

There’s a 3,400 Year Old Canaanite Citadel in my Basement

The fortress was destroyed at least four times by an intense conflagration, and each time it was rebuilt.

Roman Aqueduct Excavated in Arava Region

The discovery reinforces the theory that agriculture in the Arava goes back thousands of years.

Impressive Farmstead, Ancient Monastery, Colorful Mosaics Exposed at Rosh Ha’Ayin

The remains of an ancient monastery, colorful mosaics and a farmstead are uncovered in Rosh Ha'Ayin.

Byzantine-Era Lamb Sculpture Discovered at Caesarea Port

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...

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