It belongs in a museum: During a weapons search police discovered unregistered antiquities

As part of ongoing weapons searches in Israel’s North, Border Police officers uncovered unregistered antiquities at a suspect’s home, according to a Maariv report on Thursday. Border Police and Northern District Police were searching homes in the town of Ibillin as part of investigations into violence in Israel’s Arab sector.  Police searched the suspect’s […]

Ancient tomb with rare inscriptions discovered in Egypt

An Egyptian-German archaeological mission affiliated with the German Archaeological Institute uncovered a previously unknown mastaba, a type of ancient Egyptian tomb, while excavating an ancient cemetery. The tomb dates back to the country’s Old Kingdom (c. 2700 BCE – c. 2200 BCE) more than 4,000 years ago.  It contains inscriptions and representations of scenes […]

Rare coin from the Bar Kochba Revolt discovered in Judean Desert

The inscription “Year One of the Redemption of Israel” appears on a rare coin from the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt, bearing the name of “Eleazar the Priest” and dated to the first year of the revolt (132 CE), has been found in the course of the Judean Desert Cave Survey carried out […]

2,000-year-old Hasmonean coin discovered by child evacuated on Oct.7

An 11-year-old boy found a 2,000-year-old coin belonging to the Hasmonean king and high priest Alexander Yanai, Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Tuesday. Nati Toyikar was evacuated from his home, Kibbutz Magen, following Hamas’s October 7 attacks. He is currently living in one of the hotels for evacuated residents along the Dead Sea, where, […]

Rare stone box from the Second Temple period discovered in the City of David

A rare and mysterious, multi-compartment stone container dating back to the days of the Second Temple that serves as evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem two millennia ago has been put on display for the first time at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The square box was discovered during excavations conducted by the Israel […]

1,800-year-old Roman Legionary Base discovered at Tel Megiddo

Architectural remains of the 1,800-year-old Roman VIth ‘Ferrata’ Iron Legion military base were uncovered in a recent excavation carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) at the foot of Tel Megiddo, near the ancient Kfar Othnay village (Capercotnai in Greek). The excavation was funded by the Netivei Israel National Infrastructure Company, said the […]

Exceptionally well-preserved 14th-century armor glove discovered

Swiss archaeologists have discovered an extraordinarily well preserved 14th century gauntlet in Kyburg Castle in Pfäffikon, Switzerland on Tuesday .  The gauntlet’s state of preservation allows for the recognition of numerous manufacturing and decorative details, setting it apart from previously known examples. This armor glove is made from individual iron plates intricately stacked like […]

Ancient accessorized skeletons discovered in building works in Rome

During extensive building works carried out to make a solar energy plant in Rome, 67 skeletons in 57 ornate tombs were unexpectedly discovered, CNN reported on January 2. The remains were thought to have been from between the second and fourth centuries. Adding to the astonishing discovery, the skeletons were found wearing golden jewlery […]

New species of dinosaur discovered in Argentina

A new species of long-necked herbivorous dinosaur was discovered in the province of Neuquén, Argentina, paleontologists from Argentina’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) reported on Wednesday. The paleontologists published their research in the peer-reviewed paleobiology journal Historical Biology. Named Sidersaura marae, the dinosaur was a sauropod, a dinosaur belonging to the family […]

4,000 year old palace discovered in central China

Archeologists have discovered the remains of a 4,000-year-old palace in an ancient Chinese walled city at the archeological site of Xinmi, in Henan Province, central China, state-run news agency Xinhua reported. The ancient walled city at Xinmi is thought to have been built during the Xia dynasty, between 2070 BCE and 1600 BCE.  Archaeologists […]