Tag: Israel Antiquities Authority

Archaeologists Find New Dead Sea Cave

Over 60 years after the first excavations at Qumran, researchers from Hebrew University said Wednesday that they identified a twelfth cave near Qumran they believe contained Dead Sea Scrolls until it was plundered in the middle of the 20th century.

Millennia-Old Hasmonean Coins Discovered In Israel

TEL AVIV – Israeli archeologists unearthed 2,140-year-old shekel coins in Modi’in, a city in the center of the country, Fox News reported. The coins, which were found during excavations in preparation for the construction of a new neighborhood, date from

Israeli Divers Find Ancient Marine Cargo In Mediterranean

CAESAREA (ISRAEL) (AFP) – Israel’s Antiquities Authority on Monday displayed cargo from a merchant ship that sank off the ancient Mediterranean port of Caesarea 1,600 years ago, including rare bronze statues and thousands of coins.


Woman’s Seal From First Temple Discovered

Ynetnews reports: A rare 2,500-year-old seal bearing the name of a woman, Elihana bat Gael, has recently been discovered in an Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) excavation at the City of David in the Jerusalem Walls National Park. The seal was found


Archaeologists in Jerusalem Discover City’s Oldest Known Settlement

A section of Israel’s separation barrier in east Jerusalem divides the Palestinian Shuafat refugee camp (right) from the Jewish settlement Pisgat Zeev Israeli authorities announced Wednesday they had uncovered findings proving for the first time the existence of an established

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Facebook Users Solve Mystery of Gold Antiquity

TEL AVIV – A mysterious gold object discovered in a Jerusalem cemetery turns out to be a “diffuser of positive energies” available on the web, Facebook users informed the Israel Antiquities Authority.     On Tuesday, Breibart Jerusalem reported that the Authority had