Construction workers discovered a hidden cellar behind a Prohibition-era wall in Liberty Hall Museum, Union, New Jersey, USA, filled with over 50 bottles and 42 demijohns of wine, some of which date back to 1769.
A twelfth cave once containing Dead Sea Scrolls has been identified by archaeologists in the area of Qumran, Israel. The cave contained no scrolls but a small scrap of parchment in a jar and a collection of at least seven storage jugs identical to those found in the other caves were found.
After 3 months of work a 7-million-tile mosaic in Jericho within the bath house of an Islamic Era Hisham palace was revealed and is to be opened to public next year.
Excavation in the Sakitari Cave in southern Okinawa, Japan, unearthed fish hooks that are said to be 23000 years old. The artefacts were created from sea snail shells.
An ancient personal seal was discovered in Jerusalem. I bears the Hebrew names Elihana bat Gael and Sa’aryahu ben Shabenyahu.