Israel Antiquities Authority

Museum Of The Bible Allies With Israeli Antiquities Agency


Washington - A Christian family’s ambitious Bible museum project has forged a key alliance with the Israel Antiquities Authority, giving treasures from the Holy Land a temporary home just steps from the National Mall.

Exterior rendering of the planned Museum of the Bible, which will be three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. JTA

Second Temple-Era Mikvah Unearthed In Jerusalem


Jerusalem — An ancient mikvah covered in paintings and inscriptions was discovered in Jerusalem at the construction site of a nursery school.

A almost-intact, 2,000-year-old mikvah was unearthed under a kindergarten construction site in Jerusalem. Courtesy IAA

Ancient Find Underneath Jerusalem Home

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Like many homeowners, Oriah and Tal Shimshoni of Ein Kerem, a scenic neighborhood in Jerusalem, came upon an unexpected find while doing repairs at their home a few years ago.

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What One Israeli Couple Found While Undergoing A Home Renovation


Jerusalem - An Israeli family experienced the surprise of a lifetime when, during a home renovation, workers discovered a 2,000-year-old Jewish ritual bath, called a mikvah.

Ancient Coin Of The Canaanite Realm

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This coin probably was not worth very much when it was minted three millennia ago, but it’s priceless to contemporary historians and archaeologists.

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Spelunkers Discover Ancient Treasure In Israeli Cave


Jerusalem — A cache of rare 2,300-year-old gold coins and silver and bronze objects were discovered in a cave in northern Israel.

A Weighty Find In East Jerusalem

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It’s a yard-wide piece of limestone, weighs about a ton, is about 2,000 years old and is priceless — to archeologists, that is.

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Tourism Among The Ruins

Israel’s archaeological legacy poised to lure a new generation of sophisticated travelers.

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At a construction site near the coastal city of Ashkelon recently, workers dug up something most unusual: a 72-foot-high Byzantine temple.

Artist rendering of the new Schottenstein archaeology campus. Courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority

Happy Chanukah: Hasmonean-era House Unearthed In Jerusalem


JERUSALEM — A house dating to the Hasmonean period was uncovered in eastern Jerusalem near the Temple Mount.

Excavation on Ancient Jerusalem Tunnel Completed


JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Israel Antiquities Authority completed the excavation of an ancient tunnel that runs from the City of David in eastern Jerusalem to near the Temple Mount.

Officials fear Palestinians may riot, believing that the project is an attempt to damage the Al Aksa Mosque.

The road in the tunnel was used by travelers making pilgrimages to Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. It was discovered during excavations on a water channel used for drainage during the Second Temple period.

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