Stolen Second Temple period antiquities recovered in Samaria

Arab resident of Samarian village of Hawara arrested after stolen coins, jewelry, figurines and other ancient artifacts found in his home.Ido Ben Porat, 4/25/2017, 12:44 PM

ISIS jihadists damage Roman monument in Palmyra

ISIS jihadists have severely damaged a major Roman monument ancient Syrian city, says antiquities official.Ben Ariel, 3/6/2017, 3:39 AM

US claims antiquities looted by ISIS to block their resale

The US cracks down on the resale of antiquities looted by ISIS.AFP, 12/16/2016, 7:36 AM

'Revolutionary' court victory against antiquity thieves

High Court rejects motion by antiquities dealers, who will now be forced to register their whole inventory.Gil Ronen, 12/29/2015, 2:33 PM

ISIS to Temple Mount - 'Barbaric' Islamist War on Antiquities

At annual Jerusalem conference, world experts lament ISIS funding war via illegal antiquities trade, Waqf barbaric Temple Mount destruction.Eliran Baruch, 9/4/2015, 2:01 PM

Bible Museum in Washington Inks Israel Antiquities Deal

Museum of the Bible signs multi-year deal with Israel Antiquities Authority to display ancient artifacts unearthed in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2015, 5:14 AM

US Returns Hundreds of Iraqi Artifacts After Raid on ISIS

ISIS's top financier caught with artifacts raided from Assyrian-era historical sites; they were likely to be sold on the black market.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2015, 6:56 PM

Palestinian Drafts Kids to Rob Antiquities Because of 'Demon'

Issawiya resident tells children a 'demon' hid 'treasure' in important Second Temple-era cave, is caught by IAA.Tova Dvorin, 7/8/2015, 8:28 PM

UNESCO Condemns ISIS Destruction of Palmyra Antiquities

UN’s cultural body condemns destruction by ISIS of antiquities in Syrian city.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/4/2015, 1:57 AM

Rare Inscription from Davidic Times Unearthed

Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) discovers 3,000 year-old jar with mysterious name engraved: Eshba'al.Eliran Aharon, 6/16/2015, 10:09 AM

13-Year-Old Unearths Ancient Wine Press in Jerusalem

Antiquities Authority announces the discovery of a 1,400-year-old wine press in Jerusalem - unearthed by a teen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2015, 3:44 AM

ISIS 'Barbarians' Threaten to Destroy Ancient Syrian City

Islamic State fighters bearing down on ancient Palmyra, a world heritage site, as Syrian regime battles to keep them out.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2015, 5:15 PM

UNESCO: ISIS Destruction of Nimrud a 'Mad', 'Horrific' Act

ISIS is 'clearly determined to wipe out all traces of the history of Iraq's people,' UNESCO head Irina Bokova states.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2015, 7:17 PM

Report: ISIS Destroys Ancient City of Hatra

UNESCO condemns 'appalling' destruction as reports surface city has been razed; archaeologists lament loss.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2015, 10:58 PM

Hollande Condemns ISIS's 'Barbaric' Museum Destruction

'What the terrorists want to do is destroy all of humanity,' French President Francois Hollande states in wake of museum destruction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2015, 1:52 PM

US Donors Give Israel Museum Rare Antiquities Collection

Art patrons Robert and Renee Belfer donated over 350 artifacts to the Israel Museum for use in its 50th anniversary celebrations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2015, 8:01 PM

Antiquities Robbers Caught Selling Rare Ancient Burial Chests

Some of the 11 Jewish ossuaries from Second Temple period still held bones, featured Hebrew script listing names of those interred.Ari Yashar, 3/31/2014, 10:48 AM

Temple Mount Desecration: 'The Public Needs to Know'

Member of committee to preserve Temple Mount antiquities demands that secret report on Waqf be published - for the sake of the public.Tova Dvorin, 1/18/2014, 11:26 PM

Ancient Jewish Texts Found in Afghanistan to Debut Next Week

Texts found in Afghanistan genizah estimated to be 1000 years old, include writings of Rabbi Saadiah Gaon; unveiling will be next week.Tova Dvorin, 12/24/2013, 1:13 AM

US Gave Iran Antiquity to Resume Talks

LA Times reports that in September, US diplomats returned an ancient Iranian chalice to officials in a bid to resume talks.Tova Dvorin, 12/1/2013, 9:07 AM

'World's Oldest' Wine Cellar Uncovered in Galilee

Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the world's oldest known wine cellar in Northern Israel - more than 3,700 years old.Tova Dvorin, 11/24/2013, 2:57 PM

Leftist Organizations Against Bennett's Coin

Left-wing organizations attack Naftali Bennett for his use of ancient coin in CNN interview, claim removing it from Israel against law.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 11/20/2013, 7:29 PM

Egypt Recovers 90 Artifacts from Jerusalem Auction

Israel helps Egypt recover stolen antiquities; more efforts for recovery possibly in the futureTova Dvorin , 11/10/2013, 4:41 PM

Court Ruling Preserves Caesarea's Antiquities

A court ruled that plans for a new neighborhood in Caesarea would have to be put on hold because of important archaeological artifacts.Yoni Kempinski, 12/27/2012, 3:42 AM

Report: Waqf Continues to Destroy Jewish Antiquities

The Waqf is continuing to destroy Jewish antiquities on the Temple Mount in a direct violation of a court ruling, new report finds.Elad Benari, 12/25/2012, 2:13 AM

Greece: Antiquities Safer in the Ground

After an antiquities theft ring was rounded up and stolen items recovered, exasperated officials are reburying treasures to keep them safe.Chana Ya'ar, 3/4/2012, 2:30 PM

Antiquities Robbers Caught Red Handed

Having already vandalized three Jewish antiquities sites, a gang of Arab thieves was caught while digging.Hebrew site, 6/14/2011, 4:23 PM

US Egyptologist's Attempt to Smuggle Stolen Antiquities Thwarted

Israeli Antiquities Authority and Israeli customs apprehended an American citizen who tried to smuggle hundreds of stolen antiquities from Israel.Elad Benari, 5/19/2011, 4:14 AM

'Save those Stones' Course for World's Jews

Antiquities Authority steps up educational efforts, with a course teaching Jews from around the world how to conserve ancient buildings.Hillel Fendel, 3/3/2011, 5:36 PM

Uncovered: Heaviest Gold Coin Ever Found in Israel

Archaeologists working in Tel Kedesh in northern Israel have uncovered an extremely rare 2,200-year-old gold coin, minted by Ptolemy V.Hillel Fendel, 8/11/2010, 4:21 PM