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Israel Antiquities Authority
1,500-year-old cistern under Jerusalem playground could open to the public
January 24, 2019
Measuring 2,422 square feet in area, its maximum volume is around 300,000 gallons.
2,000-year-old ring found in ancient Jerusalem ritual bath
December 23, 2018
Doron Spielman, vice president of the City of David Foundation, said, “It’s incredible to think that this beautiful ring sat at the bottom of a mikvah on the ancient Pilgrimage Road for 2,000 years until it was uncovered by archaeologists. It is yet another piece in the puzzle that is ancient Jerusalem.”
On last day of Hanukkah, archaeologists find ancient wick in the Negev
December 11, 2018
A unique lamp wick dating back to the Byzantine period was uncovered by the Antiquities Authority at the Negev Desert Roman Empire settlement of Shivta.
First Temple-era weight discovered, complete with Hebrew description
November 21, 2018
“The Beka was equivalent to the half-shekel, which every person from the age of 20 years and up was required to bring to the Temple,” explained Eli Shukron, who directed the excavations on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Arab looters damage ancient Jewish archaeological site
October 21, 2018
A 2,000-year-old antiquities city near Afula were damaged by two antique robbers with a backhoe loader, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery.
Oldest-ever inscription of ‘Jerusalem’ found on pillar
October 10, 2018
“My heart started to pound, and I was sure everyone could hear it. My hands were trembling so badly I couldn’t properly take a picture,” said Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist Danit Levi.
Antiquities Authority experts to determine fate of dislodged rock from Western Wall
July 26, 2018
Archeologists and engineers from the Israel Antiquities Authority arrived on Wednesday to figure out what to do with the 2,000-year-old rock.
220-pound stone falls out of the Western Wall, narrowly missing a woman at prayer
July 23, 2018
The breakage comes just a day after the Western Wall plaza was filled with worshippers marking Tisha B’Av—a day of fasting and mourning the destruction of the two holy Jewish temples at the site.