Israeli officers foiled smuggle of ancient coins at the Erez Border Crossing on the border with Gaza catching an Arab smuggler with a set of four coins.
Archaeologists unearthed a 2700-year-old well in ancient Greek city of Parion, Çanakkale province of Turkey. The water from the well was believed to possess healing properties and to be the source of beauty in the region.
Archaeologists excavating the are of the ancient city of Karkemish at Syrian-Turkish boarder, discovered a vessel with a hand-painted “smiley face”on its surface.
Ancient sculptures, mosaics and other artefacts were unearthed during recently ended season of excavations in Karkemish, an ancient capital, located on the border of Syria and Turkey.
Excavations at Jebel Qurma in Jordan’s region called “the land of dead fire” revealed hundreds of ancient stone tombs, some of which consist of mounds of stones.
Parthian-era graves have been discovered by archaeologists at the site of Tappeh Silveh 2, near Sarbaz in West Azerbaijan province, North-west Iran.
Archaeologists unearthed pottery dated to Sassanid era and early Islamic era at Bazeh Hoor, Mashhad, Iran.
Archaeologists discovered an ancient mosaic dating back to the 4th century AD in Barhilia located in Barada valley in al-Zabadani area near Damascus, Syria.
Civil Administration employees have arrested two thieves of antiquities in the West Bank, Israel, who were moving stolen artefacts from a Byzantine-era church.
Archaeologists discovered a bath used by the Seljuk sultans in a castle on Takkeli Mountain in province of Konya, central Turkey, which once was the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk state.
First remains of individuals killed by the destruction of Gezer, central Israel, by Egyptian Pharaoh Merneptah have been discovered by archaeologists 3200 years after fire swallowed the ancient Canaanite city.
Analysis of skeletal remains from the site of Göbekli Tepe, Turkey, considered as world’s oldest temple, revealed cutting marks and holes on skulls, believed to be connected with Neolithic rituals.
Researchers discovered evidence for plant dye conducting microscopic analysis of Iron Age textile fragments, dating to 11-10th cent. BC, discovered in the Timna Valley, South Israel.
Archaeologists discovered a partially preserved board of an ancient Roman game called Ludus duodecim scriptorum or XII scripta during excavations at city of Tripolis, Denizli province, Turkey.
Archaeologists discovered a trove of 900-year-old rings, bracelets, earrings and hairpins while excavating the kitchen of a Crusader fortress tower at at Givat Tittora, central Israel.
Archaeologists discovered stone artefacts in the area of Tozkoparan village, Tunceli province in East Turkey, dating back to the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods.
Remains of ancient Mespotamian city called Xarab-i Kilashin, dating back to the late 3rd millennium BC, was discovered by Polish archaeologists on the banks of the Great Zab river in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Archaeologists discovered remains of an ancient rural settlement dating back to 6000 BC at Talle Kamin, Fars province, Iran.
Members of an antiquity robbing gang were detained near Tzippori, North Israel, after a hiker spotted suspicious digging in the area of an antiquities site.
Archaeologists excavating the Machaerus fortress in Jordan, built by king Herod at a top of a steep hill south of Madaba, unearthed the remains of a royal ceremonial bathhouse, being the biggest of its kind ever found in Jordan.