Israel Antiquities Authority

This undated photo released by Israel’s Antiquities Authority shows a sarcophagus found at Tel Shadud, an archaeological mound in the Jezreel Valley. (AP Photo/ Israel’s Antiquities Authority)

Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel’s Antiquities Authority said Wednesday. The mystery man whose […]


A 2,000 year-old Jewish burial box is on display in Jerusalem Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Gerberg)

11 ancient burial boxes recovered in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Monday unveiled 11 ancient burial boxes dating to around the time of Jesus, recovered by police during a midnight raid on suspected antiquities dealers. The boxes include a pair […]


Part of the Book of Genesis. (Photo by Shai Halevi, courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority/Google)

History buffs: Dead Sea Scrolls come to you

More than six decades since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Israel and Google have partnered to put 5,000 images of the ancient biblical artifacts online. Read more and watch a video here.



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