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Illegal Antiquities Trader Busted in Jerusalem Raid

“Antiquities robbers and the unlicensed antiquities dealers will very quickly come to understand that they have no one to sell the stolen antiquities to.”

Rare Cache of Silver Coins From Hasmonean Period Found in Modi’in

More proof that Jews lived in the Land of Israel for thousands of years, fighting the Romans with heart and soul.

Driver of Norwegian Diplomatic Vehicle Found Smuggling Antiquities to Jordan

An Arab driver from Beit Hanina tried to use a Norwegian diplomatic vehicle to smuggle Israeli antiquities to Jordan.

IAA Plans to Excavate Judean Desert Caves, Save Scrolls from Robbers

The plan’s first excavation is currently underway in the Cave of the Skulls in Nahal Tse'elim, with the assistance of numerous volunteers.

Israel Returns Looted 3,000 Year-Old Egyptian Sarcophagi

After journeying from the Western Desert tombs of Egypt, through Dubai, Europe and Israel, two 3,000 year-old stolen artifacts are making their way home on Sunday.

Divers Discover ‘Spectacular’ Cargo of Ancient Shipwreck in Caesarea Harbor

A large merchant ship carrying a cargo of metal slated for recycling encountered a storm at the entrance to the harbor and drifted until it smashed into the seawall and the rocks.

Serious Damage to Solomon’s Pools Still Neglected by Palestinian Authority

The ancient water reservoir of Solomon's Pools is damaged but has not yet been repaired by the Palestinian Authority.

Two Roman-Era ‘Mummy Paintings’ Stolen By Nazis Returned to Jewish Heirs

Two 'mummy paintings' stolen by the Nazis from the heirs of a German publisher have been returned to his heirs.

Pharoah Sends Passover Greetings; Rare Scarab Seal Found at Tel Dor

A rare scarab seal belonging to a senior Egyptian official of the 13th Pharaonic Dynasty is found by a birdwatcher on Israel's northern coast.

Egyptian Amulet Bearing Name of Pharaoh Found in Soil from Temple Mount

The Temple Mount Sifting Project was initiated in response to the illegal removal of tons of earth from the Temple Mount by the Waqf in 1999.

TAU Researchers: 2,600 Year-Old Inscriptions Show Widespread Literacy in Israel

Using cutting-edge computerized image processing and machine learning tools, the TAU team analyzed 16 inscriptions unearthed at an excavation in the remote fort of Arad.

Ancient Glass-Works Prove Israel Was World Glass Production Center

Judean glass was a light green color and less expensive than Egyptian glass.But where were the centers that manufactured this Judean glass?

2nd Temple Era Bronze Utensils Discovered in Migdal Excavations on Sea of Galilee

"Even we veteran excavators were extremely excited because it’s not every day that one uncovers such rare artifacts as these, and in such a fine state of preservation.”

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.

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