Officers of the Robbery Prevention Unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority apprehended 11 antiquities raiders at the archaeological site of Horbat Mishkena, a Roman-era Jewish town in Lower Galilee in Israel.
Hikers discovered a rare engraving of a menorah and a cross in a water cistern in the Judean Hills, Israel. ancient limestone carvings date to late Roman and Byzantine periods.
Archaeologists in Jerusalem’s City of David, Israel, discovered a piece of stone bowl dating back 2100 years. The piece contained the name “Horcanus” inscribed in Hebrew on its surface.
Three suspects were caught in the act by The Israel Antiquities Authority while robbing graves, disturbing interred remains near Roman Era site in Galilee.
Excavations prior to elementary schools construction in Ashkelon, Israel, lead to discovery of a wine press. The structure is dated to the Hellenistic period, meaning it is 2100 years old.
Excavations off Tel Dor, on the Mediterranean Sea led to discovery of Roman inscription stone mentioning the province of Judea and the name of a previously unknown Roman governor, ruling shortly before the Bar-Kochba Revolt.
Archaeologists working at the Kafr Kana, lower Galilee, Israel, have discovered an Arabic golden coin dating to 8th century. The coin is inscribed with Arabic and mentions the name of the prophet Muhammad.
Excavations in the Russian Compound are in Jerusalem, Israel, revealed traces of the battle during the 2nd Temple period. The remains show a dramatic picture of Romans trying to breach the city’s walls.
Archaeologists discovered an Ottoman period building in Ashkelon, Israel. The building was once used by local inhabitants engaged in fishing along the Mediterranean coast.
Israel Antiquities Authority received artefacts from a family of a man who collected numerous ancient objects but recently deceased. The man was a power station worker at the Orot Rabin Power Station in Hadera, West Israel.
During excavations at Gush Etzion site, south of Jerusalem, Israel, a stone ballista ball was discovered, possibly dating to the times of the Bar-Kochba revolt (132-136 AD) against the Roman Empire.
The hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period (126 BCE) were discovered during excavations carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority near Modi‘in. The treasure was hidden in a rock crevice, up against a wall of an impressive agricultural estate that was discovered during the excavation there.
Divers discovered in the port of ancient Caesarea (modern Israel) a cargo of a merchant ship that sank there during the Late Roman period, about 1,600 years ago. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted research at the site and found numerous objects such as iron anchors, remains of wooden anchors and items that were used in the construction and running of the sailing vessel.
Archaeologists in Jerusalem (Israel) have unearthed ruins of a fortress built 2000 years ago by Greeks. The ruins form relics of the Hellenistic Period of the region. The citadel, until now known only from texts, was at the heart of a bloody rebellion that eventually led to the expulsion of the Greeks.
A 3500-year-old Egyptian seal was discovered by a hiker. The accidental discovery was made in the hills of Lower Galilee in northern Israel.
The Israel Antiquities Authority discovered an impressive marble statue of a ram while conducting archaeological excavations at the Caesarea Harbor National Park.