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Gold Digging Gang Caught in Negev Archaeological Site

26 Shevat 5777 – February 22, 2017
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

25 Shevat 5777 – February 21, 2017
'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.'

Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

13 Shevat 5777 – February 8, 2017
'This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in the caves of Qumran.'

IAA to Inaugurate New Mikvah Path at the Walls Around Jerusalem...

10 Shevat 5777 – February 5, 2017
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

4 Shevat 5777 – January 30, 2017
The punishment for illegal trading in antiques is two years in jail. Harming a dig site will get you five years.

New WhatsApp Group Using Alerts to Catch Antiques Robbers

29 Tevet 5777 – January 27, 2017
The robberies are carried out aggressively and in broad daylight. Unique legal issues between the IDF and the PA also make law enforcement difficult.

Archaeological Digs in Nazi Death Camp Unearth Victims’ Personal Effects

17 Tevet 5777 – January 15, 2017
A pendant discovered in Sobibór bears close resemblance to one owned by Anne Frank.

Hasmonean Period Stone Bowl Engraved with Rare Hebrew Inscription ‘Hyrcanus’ Discovered

22 Kislev 5777 – December 22, 2016
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

15 Kislev 5777 – December 14, 2016
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...

13 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
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.

Minister Regev Presents 67 CE ‘Great Rebellion’ Coin at Cabinet Meeting

12 Kislev 5777 – December 12, 2016
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.

Spectacular 3,800 Year Old Pottery Vessel Excavated near Tel Aviv

22 Heshvan 5777 – November 23, 2016
“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."

Court Rejects Freedom of Information Request to Shield Archeologists from BDS...

Judge Marzel ruled that the potential personal harm to the archeologists and their research justifies concealing their names.

3,600-Year-Old Jewels Found in Judean Foothills

14 Heshvan 5777 – November 15, 2016
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.

Rare 1,200-Year-Old Gold Coin Discovered in Lower Galilee

1 Heshvan 5777 – November 1, 2016
Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of a rare gold coin in the Lower Galilee.

First Temple Era Document Mentioning ‘Jerusalem’ Revealed [video]

25 Tishri 5777 – October 26, 2016
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.

All About the Ancient ‘Jerusalem’ Papyrus [video]

The Israel Antiquities Authority talk about the newly discovered Papyrus.

Earliest Ten Commandments Tablet On Auction in Beverly Hills

23 Tishri 5777 – October 25, 2016
Bidders are required to agree to place the object on public exhibition, as per a stipulation by the Israel Antiquities Authority, which designated the artifact a "National Treasure" of Israel.

Discovery: ‘Jerusalem’ on Hebrew Papyrus

19 Tishri 5777 – October 21, 2016
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.

Excavation Reveals Spot Where Romans Breached Jerusalem’s Wall 2,000 Years Ago

18 Tishri 5777 – October 20, 2016
Fascinating evidence of breaking through Jerusalem’s Third Wall at the end of the Second Temple period was discovered in an excavation where the new Bezalel campus will be built.

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