Tag: Israel Antiquities Authority

AFP/File | Israeli archaeologists work at an excavation site near Jerusalem

Just off Israeli Highway, 500,000-Year-Old Site Found

JERUSALEM – Israeli archaeologists announced Sunday they have uncovered a rare site dating back some half a million years — just next to a modern highway and only several metres underground.

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Israeli Archeologists Unveil Artifacts from Second Temple Era Jerusalem Battle

Amid this week’s celebrations making the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority unveiled evidence of the battle of Jerusalem that took place before the destruction of the Second Temple 2,000 years ago.

Israeli archaeologist Dr. Ofer Sion stands on Byzantine-era paving stones as he excavates the 1,500-year-old street on February 10, 2010 in the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority said that the excavations confirm the accuracy of the famous Madaba map, an ancient mosaic map to be found …

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.

In this handout photo provided by Israel Antiquities Authority, Workers labor at archaeological excavations that uncovered a 1,800 year old bathing pool on November 22, 2010 in Jerusalem, Israel. The discovery was made in the area where a miqve or male bath is to be built. (Photo by Shlomi Amami/Israel …

Israeli Authorities Arrest Band of Antiquities Thieves

Inspectors from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Israeli Border Police apprehended a band of 11 antiquities thieves this week who they caught in the act of digging into a hidden cave located in what was once a Jewish village in the Lower Galilee region.

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Israeli Official Compares UNESCO to Islamic State

The director of the Israel Antiquities Authority on Wednesday slammed UNESCO for its resolution on Jerusalem holy sites, comparing the UN cultural body to Islamic State jihadists.

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Jewish Temple-Era Gate Shrine Unveiled in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed a city-gate and shrine dating to the First Temple Era. An Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) team headed by Sa’ar Ganor discovered the ruins in the Tel Lachish National Park.

A 1,200-year-old Jewish prayer book, or siddur, is displayed at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem on September 18, 2014. Originating from the Middle East, the 50-page-long book written in Hebrew is the oldest known manuscript of Jewish prayers. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

3D Tech Proves Hebrew Bible ‘Unchanged for 2000 Years’

The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist’s storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form.

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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

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Ancient Egyptian Amulet Found By Israeli High School Girls

Ynetnews reports: A group of Israeli high school girls discovered an Egyptian Scarab amulet estimated to be nearly 3,300-years-old on Wednesday morning while on a field trip to an archeological site in the Galilee.

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WATCH: National Plan To Save Dead Sea Scrolls From Thieves

Arutz Sheva reports: The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is promoting a national plan for comprehensive archaeological excavations in the Judean Desert caves, and rescuing the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are among the earliest texts written in the Hebrew language.

Italian diver Antonio Cressi, owner and CEO of the Cressi-Sub company, dives in Portofino on June 12, 2014. Italian Company Cressi-Sub, one of the largest manufacturers of scuba diving, snorkel and swimming industries equipments in the world, has been founded in 1946 by two brothers Nanni and Egidio Cressi.

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.

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WATCH: 2,200-year-old Bronze Artifacts Found At Biblical Site

The Times of Israel reports: An ornate Second Temple era bronze incense shovel and bronze jug were recently unearthed at the biblical site of Magdala, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday. The 2,200-year-old

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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

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Ancient Wine Press And Bathhouse Unearthed in Jerusalem Army Base

JERUSALEM – An ancient wine press that likely dates from Roman or Byzantine times was unearthed on the grounds of an obsolete army base in Jerusalem, the Times of Israel reported. The Israel Antiques Authority (IAA) excavated the former Schneller

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Boy, 7, Finds 3,400-Year-Old Figurine in Israel’s Tel Rehov Site

NBC News reports: TEL AVIV, Israel — A seven-year-old boy discovered an ancient statuette of a naked woman during a day trip to Tel Rehov archaeological site in Israel, antiquities officials said Thursday. Ori Greenhut saw a dirt-covered stone with with

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Where Solomon Mined, 3,000-year-old ‘Fashion Collection’ Unearthed

The Times of Israel reports: Archaeologists have unearthed an extensive fabric collection in the south of Israel dating back some 3,000 years to the biblical era of King David and Solomon, Tel Aviv University said Wednesday. The materials were uncovered

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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

One of the two ancient bronze coins, which according to Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists were struck by the Roman procurator of Judea, Valerius Gratus, in the year 17/18 CE and recently were revealed in excavations beneath the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City

Hiker Discovers 3,500-year-old Egyptian Antiquity In Galilee

The Times of Israel reports: A 3,500-year-old Egyptian seal in the form of a scarab was discovered by an Israeli during a walk in the Lower Galilee. Amit Haklai spotted a tiny white object while on an outing with his

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1,700-Year-Old Inscriptions Linked to ‘Rabbis’ Unearthed in Galilee

The Jerusalem Post reports: Three 1,700-year-old funerary inscriptions referring to rabbis written in Aramaic and Greek were recently unearthed in Moshav Zippori, near the Western Galilee, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Wednesday. The finding was made following a joint

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Remains of Millennia-Old Citadel to be Incorporated into High-Rise Building

TEL AVIV – The Israel Antiquities Authority announced it will incorporate the recently unearthed remains of a 3,400-year-old citadel into a state-of-the-art beachfront tower. An archaeological excavation in the northern coastal city of Nahariya exposed the remains of a millennia-old