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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.

National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel Taking Shape in Jerusalem...

8 Tishri 5777 – October 9, 2016
Among the many artifacts on display will be breathtaking mosaics, laboratories for the treatment of artifacts, the Dead Sea scrolls, intriguing, 7,000 year-old objects, and an audiovisual presentation projected in the National Treasures center.

Ein-Gedi Scroll Target of Hi-Tec Recovery Mission

20 Elul 5776 – September 22, 2016
A scientific research paper further unveils the unique technological methods used for revealing the biblical text in an ancient scroll dated back to late antiquity.

Fisherman’s House Discovered on Ashkelon Beach

17 Elul 5776 – September 20, 2016
As part of a project being led by the IAA and aimed at educating young people about their past, dozens of boys and girls were engaged in the challenging work of unearthing the coastal city’s past.

Largest Archaeological Garden Ever in Israel Inaugurated at IDF Kirya Base...

10 Elul 5776 – September 13, 2016
The largest archaeological garden ever established in the State of Israel was inaugurated Monday at Camp Rabin, in the IDF Kirya Base in Tel Aviv.

Archaeological Evidence of the Kingdom of David

27 Av 5776 – August 30, 2016
Israeli archaeologists will present to the public the new evidence recently uncovered of the truth of the Biblical kingdom of David.

3,500 Year Old Treasures Retrieved from the Sea by Electric Plant...

19 Av 5776 – August 23, 2016
Among the many artifacts is a hand grenade that was common in Israel during the Crusader, Ayyubid and Mamluk periods.

Historical Discovery in Lithuania: Escape Tunnel Used by Jewish Prisoners to...

23 Sivan 5776 – June 29, 2016
For the first time since the Holocaust the famous tunnel used by the prisoners of Ponar to escape from the Nazis had been located using new technologies for underground predictive scanning.

Israeli Lifeguard Discovers 900 Year Old Oil Lamp During Beach Run

21 Sivan 5776 – June 27, 2016
The ancient oil lamp is dated to the 12th century AD (early Crusader period).

Illegal Antiquities Trader Busted in Jerusalem Raid

10 Sivan 5776 – June 15, 2016
“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

1 Sivan 5776 – June 7, 2016
More proof that Jews lived in the Land of Israel for thousands of years, fighting the Romans with heart and soul.

Netanyahu Issues Stop-Work Order against Waqf Temple Mount Bathrooms

24 Iyyar 5776 – June 1, 2016
The only question was how come the PM's office waited for two years to act?

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

17 Iyyar 5776 – May 25, 2016
The plan’s first excavation is currently underway in the Cave of the Skulls in Nahal Tse'elim, with the assistance of numerous volunteers.

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

8 Iyyar 5776 – May 16, 2016
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.

Teenagers Deface 1,300-Year-Old Fortress on Passover, Brag on Social Media

20 Nisan 5776 – April 27, 2016
Vandalizing a archeological site is a serious criminal offense.

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