For the first time a Philistine cemetery has been discovered at excavations of the ancient city of Ashkelon on Israel’s Southern Mediterranean coast. This new discovery “could help shed light on the origins and customs of the Philistines.”
Salvage excavations taking place prior to the construction of a new neighborhood in Modi’in, sponsored by the Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut municipality with the participation of youth from the local area, have uncovered a rare hoard of silver coins dating from the Hasmonean period (126 BC) and bearing the names of Maccabean kings.
Two divers stumbled across a number of artifacts while diving in Caesarea harbor, on Israel’s central Mediterranean coast. Israel Antiquities Authority officials describe it as the most significant discovery of treasure in the past 30 years.
The Sifting Project is a one-of-a-kind archaeological project that continues to yield priceless historical information from a site that has never before been excavated. Read more about the most recent discovery.
A birdwatcher, Alexander Ternopolsky, has discovered a rare scarab seal belonging to an Egyptian official of considerable rank in the Thirteenth Pharaonic Dynasty (18th-17th centuries BC) at Tel Dor on the Carmel Coast of northern Israel.
While on a hiking tour in the Galilee, Laurie Rimon, a resident of Kfar Blum, found a 2000 year-old gold coin from the Roman period. According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, this find is "rare on a global level".
In an excavation next to the Temple Mount, a team of archeologists discovery a seal bearing the name of Hezekiah, King of Judah.