Israel Antiquities Authority

Ancient Coin from Jewish Revolt Against Romans Found Near Temple Mount

TEL AVIV – A rare bronze coin dating back to the Bar Kochba revolt (circa 132 CE) was revealed by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) Monday, just ahead of the Lag B’Omer holiday, which commemorates the life of anti-Roman second-century sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

Israel Antiquities Authority

Fearing End of World, Thief Returns 2,000-Year-Old Artifact After 15 Years

TEL AVIV –  An Israeli gave back a 2,000-year-old catapult bolt to the Israel Antiquities Authority some 15 years after he took off with it while visiting the archaeological site of the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David, saying he wanted to clear his conscience before the end of the world.

TEL AVIV -  An Israeli gave back a 2,000-year-old catapult bolt to the Israel Antiquities Authority some 15 years after he took off with it while visiting the archaeological site of the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David, saying he wanted to clear his conscience before the end …

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.

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 …

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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