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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.

Russia Scuttles Anti-Israel Resolutions at UNESCO

In a rare instance of breaking step with the Arab world, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) caused the organization to defer condemning Israel in a series of votes on Wednesday.

Archaeologists Inaugurate King Solomon’s Coronation Site

In a secret ceremony held Tuesday, officials inaugurated the site of King Solomon's coronation in the City of David.

The Use of Fire May Have Begun In Israel 350,000 Years Ago

If fire indeed was invented in Israel, will the Boycott Israel movement stop lighting matches?

Second Temple-Era Podium May Be Discovery in City of David

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has made an exciting announcement: A 2,000-year-old podium may have been found in the City of David section of...

2,000 Year Old Golden Earring Discovered in City of David

The earring will be on display for the general public at the City of David's annual archeological conference. “Whoever wore it belonged to Jerusalem's upper class.”

Israel’s 5-Year Upgrade Plan for Western Wall

Israel's new government has approved a five-year plan to upgrade and develop the area around the Western Wall.

Assyrian Period Fortifications Unearthed in Ashdod

18 ft. high fortifications dating back to the 8th century BCE were discovered in the harbor of the ancient Philistine city.

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.

UN Ambassadors Visit City of David in Jerusalem with Israel’s Danny Danon

The Ambassadors toured the 3,000-year-old archaeological excavations of ancient Jerusalem. The visit comes just weeks after the United States and Israel left UNESCO.

Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

'This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in the caves of Qumran.'

Dozens of ‘Freedom Coins’ from the 66-67 CE Jewish Revolt Discovered in Temple Mount...

“A discovery like this—ancient coins bearing the words 'Freedom' and 'Redemption'—found right before the Jewish Festival of Freedom, Passover, begins, is incredibly moving,” Dr. Mazar noted.

Archaeologists Reveal Another Ancient, Luxurious Mosaic in Lod

Another beautiful, ancient and detailed mosaic is uncovered in Lod, and ready to be displayed to the public this week.

Fisherman’s House Discovered on Ashkelon Beach

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.

Western Wall Plaza Excavations Yield First Temple Hebrew-Inscribed Message

"In the register beneath the double line is an inscription in ancient Hebrew: 'LESARAR,' with no spacing between the words and no definite article. It denotes 'Lesar Ha'Ir,' meaning 'belonging to the governor of the city.'"

Second Temple Era Key Exposed at New Highway Site

Excavations are mandatory prior to the start of public works in Israel.

Student Discovers Rare 2000-Year Old Coin near Shiloh

Agrippa was one of the most powerful kings of the east. His domain more or less equaled that which was held by his grandfather Herod the Great.

Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

The chisel was found along with a gold bell that may have been on the clothes of the High Priest.

Hiking Woman Finds 1,700-Year-Old Stone Busts

"The discovery of the busts fills in another piece of the puzzle in our understanding of the material culture of the people of this land in the past."

Highway Construction Uncovers Spectacular 1500-Year-old Mosaic

The most unexpected benefits from extending Israel’s north-south superhighway has been a wealth of archaeological discoveries, the latest being a spectacular mosaic from the 4th-6th centuries.

Archaeologists Find Largest, Oldest Near East Wine Cellar in Israel

The Land of Milk and Honey also is the Land of Wine, not only today with wines that have won world prizes but also 3,700 years ago, according to a new discovery by a US-led archaeological team.

Arab Caught Smuggling Ancient Coins from Jordan to Israel

Antiquities theft and smuggling is a known phenomenon that has plagued ancient sites across Israel, especially Judea and Samaria, for years.

Students on Archaeology Program Unearth a 1,700-Year-Old Coin

Students from Sharon region are helping excavate Byzantine-era site as part of a local initiative to spark an interest in history among youth.

Rare Roman Gold Coin Found in Jerusalem Dig

The coin probably came from one of the rich 2000-year old Jewish dwellings which the UNC Charlotte team have been uncovering at the site.

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.

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