44 Byzantine Gold Coins Discovered in Ancient Caesarea Philippi (Banias)

During the Crusader period, in 1129, the Crusaders fortified the city to make it a military base from which to attack and conquer Damascus.

Study Reveals Evidence Eretz Israel Was World’s Earliest Opium Den

Opium residue was found in pottery vessels excavated at Tel Yehud, dating back to the 14th century BCE.

Pharaoh Rameses II Era Burial Cave Found in Palmahim National Park

Once it had been discovered, the burial cave was disturbed by looters who stole some vessels.

Manhattan DA Returns 69 C.E. Silver Quarter Shekel Stolen by PA Arabs

"The Palestinians are working at the UN to hide the history of our people and erase our connection to the Land of Israel."

NYC Returns $19 Million Worth of Antiquities Seized from Michael Steinhardt

"For decades, Michael Steinhardt displayed a rapacious appetite for plundered artifacts without concern for the legality of his actions."

Intelligence Operation Retrieves Rare First Temple-Era Papyrus from Montana

A small sample of the papyrus was radiometrically dated in the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, to confirm that the document was genuine.

First-Temple Period Decorated Ivories Found in City of David

The ivories will be on display next Tuesday, September 13, at the 23rd Conference of the City of David Studies of Ancient Jerusalem.

1,200-Year-Old Splendid Rural Estate Discovered in Negev Bedouin City

"Our biggest surprise was the discovery of an opening below the vaulted rooms, that led into a deep rock-hewn cistern."

530 Divination Bones Discovered in Ancient Maresha

The astragali—knuckle bones of goats, sheep, and cattle—were used as dice for gaming and ritual divination.

Gorgeous 4th Century Roman Sarcophagi Go on Display in Ashkelon

The lid of one sarcophagus features a couple without identifying details, and the final carving of the faces was intended to be based on the faces of future customers.

Archaeologists Identify Location of Roman Ballista that Penetrated Jerusalem’s Wall in 70 CE

The exposed Roman arsenal includes hundreds of ballista stones that were launched using sophisticated machines to a distance of 100–400 yards.

IDF Soldiers Uncover 1500-Year-Old Convent with Mosaic Floor in Military Fire Zone

The Byzantine convent was first excavated twenty years ago and was later covered up to protect it.

Spectacular Moon Goddess Coin Discovered off Carmel Coast

Emperor Antoninus Pius' rule was the most peaceful in Roman history.

Tel Gezer Archaeological Site Caught in Blaze, No Major Damage Reported

Tel Gezer is situated close to the ancient road that led from Jaffa to Jerusalem, making it a strategic asset.

9th Century Luxurious Estate and Mosque Uncovered in Bedouin City of Rahat

The findings shed light on the beginnings of the historical process that took place in the northern Negev with the introduction of Islam.

Segment of Roman Aqueduct Excavated in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv Neighborhood

The aqueduct remained the main source of water for Jerusalem until 1917.

Raid of Modiin Antiquities Dealer Recovers 1000s of Looted Coins and Rings

The IAA inspectors identified fresh soil on some of the coins and other objects, suggesting they had recently been removed from illegal excavations.

Bar-Ilan U Study Proves Origin of Herod’s Alabaster Bathtubs

Where were Herod the Great's royal alabaster bathtubs quarried?

Ancient Samaritan Clay Candle Found near Stone Bath at Mount Gerizim Site

According to II Kings 17, The king of Assyria brought people from faraway lands and settled them in the towns of Samaria in place of the exiled Israelites.

Hamas Government Discovers 4,500-Years-Old Canaanite Statue

A Hamas official stated that the discovery of the archaeological artifact “proves the historical eligibility of the Palestinian people in their land."

Tablet with God’s Name, Biblical Curse, Discovered on ‘Curse Mount’ Ebal in Samaria

The correlation between the 3,200-year-old lead tablet and the event described in Deuteronomy 27 is obvious.

Stolen Ancient Coins, Magical Artifacts, and Weapons Seized in Raid on Jerusalem Home

Hundreds of ancient finds, including rare bone and ivory artifacts from the biblical period, were seized.

Shipwrecked Cargo Dating Back 3,200 Years Proves Bronze Age Mediterranean Basin Trade

Lead ingots found along Israel’s coast highlight contacts between Cyprus and Sardinia in the Late Bronze Age.

IDF Arrests Shechem Arab Suspected of Pillaging Thousands of Rare Archaeological Artifacts

"This was a significant operation to cut off the chain of trade in antiquities in the area."

Next to Efrat, Arabs Destroy 2 Kilometers of Second Temple Era Aqueduct

An illegal factory in Beit Fajar in Gush Etzion took about two kilometers from a Second Temple period aqueduct and ground it into gravel for construction.

Ancient Hebrew Amulet Discovered at Joshua’s Altar in Samaria

Joshua's altar is the only currently known remnant from the period of the Israelite conquest of Canaan.

Kingdom of Judah’s Temple and Royal Treasuries Revealed

Archaeologists have successfully identified evidence of both the Temple Treasury and the Royal Treasury of the Kingdom of Judah. 

Spectacular Ancient Treasure Discovered in Shipwrecks off the Coast of Caesarea

The underwater remains also include rare personal effects of the shipwreck victims.

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