Read more about the article Looters Caught Red-Handed Digging Up Ancient Well For Treasure
Photo shows the moment when three looters were caught while they were excavating and destroying historical layers in an Ottoman well next to the cemetery of the Bedouin city of Rahat in Negev, Israel, undated photo. The robbers are suspected of searching for a hidden treasure, which, according to a Bedouin myth, was buried in the well, inside a cave. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquity Authority Robbery Prevention Unit/Newsflash)

Looters Caught Red-Handed Digging Up Ancient Well For Treasure

Officials in Israel busted three looters digging for treasure in an ancient Ottoman well. Inspectors from Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) Antiquities Theft Prevention Unit caught the robbers red-handed as they dug up the archaeological site. They are believed to have been searching for hidden treasure the well is said to…

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Read more about the article Nobleman’s Medieval Graffiti  Found In Jerusalem Holy Tomb
Photo shows the inscription and family emblem of Adrian von Bubenberg in the Holy Complex on Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel. Written sources record that Adrian von Bubenberg came on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1466. (Shai Halevy, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Nobleman’s Medieval Graffiti Found In Jerusalem Holy Tomb

Graffiti drawn by a knight from the Middle Ages has been discovered more than 500 years later in King David's Tomb in Jerusalem. A charcoal scrawling shows the name of the nobleman - Sir Adrian von Bubenberg - and his family crest. It was found on the wall of King…

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Read more about the article Ancient Virgin Mary Tree Site Reopens
Photo shows a scene from the ceremony for the reopening of The Tree of the Virgin Mary, one of the most prominent Christian sites in Egypt, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (@tourismandantiq/Newsflash)

Ancient Virgin Mary Tree Site Reopens

A site housing an ancient sycamore tree said to have sheltered the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus has been reopened in Egypt after a painstaking restoration. The special park dedicated to the holy tree has gone on display again after months of renovation by local antiquities experts. Photo shows a…

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Read more about the article Ancient Tombs Reveal Opium Use 2,300 Years Ago
Photo shows artefacts unearthed during the excavations at the Tel Yehud site in Israel, undated photo. A new study by the Israel Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University and The Weizmann Institute of Science has revealed the earliest known evidence of the use of the hallucinogenic drug opium, and psychoactive drugs in general, in the world. (Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Ancient Tombs Reveal Opium Use 2,300 Years Ago

Ceramic vessels discovered in ancient tombs in Israel have revealed the world's earliest evidence of opium use dating back more than 2,300 years. The images show the opium paraphernalia from the Late Bronze Age both while it was being dug up during the excavation and after it had been cleaned.…

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Read more about the article Stunning Ancient Tomb Unearthed By Digger
Photo shows the pottery and bronze artefacts inside of a cave in Palmahim National Park, Israel, undated photo. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Stunning Ancient Tomb Unearthed By Digger

An ancient burial tomb dating back to the era of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II has been unearthed by a digger at a building site. The cave was unsealed for the first time in more than three millennia by a mechanical digger during construction work at Palmahim Beach National Park south…

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Read more about the article GBP 3.5 Million Looted Ancient Egyptian Artefacts Seized From Dealers
Photo shows one of the 16 Egyptian artifacts recovered from the United States of America, undated photo. (@tourismandantiq/Newsflash)

GBP 3.5 Million Looted Ancient Egyptian Artefacts Seized From Dealers

Looted Egyptian artefacts worth GBP 3.5 million have been returned after an international police probe into stolen treasures. Officials say 16 rare artefacts have been returned to their homeland after the investigation into some the world's most prolific dealers. Photo shows one of the 16 Egyptian artifacts recovered from the…

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Read more about the article Ancient Hebrew Fragment Dating Back To Solomon’s Temple Returned To Israel
Photo shows the conservation of the papyrus in the Israel Antiquities Authority Scrolls Conservation Laboratory, undated photo. (Shai Halevi, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Ancient Hebrew Fragment Dating Back To Solomon’s Temple Returned To Israel

This rare and previously unknown papyrus dating back thousands of years to Solomon's Temple has been repatriated to Israel where it is joining the country's collection of Dead Sea Scrolls after hanging on the wall of a house in Montana for years. https://youtu.be/pmT-6Lnog3k Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash The unique…

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Read more about the article Throne Ivory Worth More Than Gold From Time Of Solomon’s Temple Discovered In Jerusalem
Photo shows some of the ivories discovered in the assemblage, which contains no fewer than 1,500 fragments, undated photo. The ivories, conside. (Eliyahu Yanai, City of David/Newsflash)

Throne Ivory Worth More Than Gold From Time Of Solomon’s Temple Discovered In Jerusalem

This footage shows rare ivory plaques dating back thousands of years to Solomon's Temple that are believed to have been part of a throne and that have been unearthed in Jerusalem. One of the experts who uncovered them said they were the first of their kind to be uncovered in…

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Read more about the article Palatial 1,200-year-old Rural Estate With Ancient Cooling System Found In Israel
The water cistern of the rural estate uncovered in Rahat, Israel, with the vaulted complex in the centre, undated photo. The estate is the first of its kind discovered in the Negev. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Palatial 1,200-year-old Rural Estate With Ancient Cooling System Found In Israel

https://youtu.be/6BKxL9q7uno Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash Archaeologists carrying out a dig prior to the expansion of the town of Rahat have found the remains of a 1,200-year-old palatial estate that had cooled rooms to escape the heat. The find hailed as exciting by the experts is the first of its…

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Read more about the article Rain Shrine In Honour Of Water Goddess Found In Lost City
Excavation of the perimeter wall at the entrance to Rabana valley in Iraqi Kurdistan in undated photo. Archaeological investigations offer up new findings on the history of Parthian settlements in Iraqi Kurdistan. (Rabana-Merquly Archaeological Project/Newsflash)

Rain Shrine In Honour Of Water Goddess Found In Lost City

A rain shrine linked to a water goddess has been found in an ancient mountain fortress that archaeologists believe could be the long-lost city of Natuonia. Little is known of Natuonia apart from its mention on seven bronze coins from the first century BC that describe a city found in…

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