The U.S. is considering a Libyan request to prevent pre-1911 artifacts from being brought into the United States from Libya, a move that has outraged American-Libyan Jews
A thick destruction layer featuring storage jars with marks typical of sixth century B.C.E., and a remarkable ivory statuette of a nude woman, were unearthed beyond Jerusalem city walls
Augmenting their diet of giant cows, deer, weeds and reptiles, somebody, evidently not Homo sapiens, developed a taste for turtle.
New study of 3,200-year-old documents from Ramses III suggests the much-reviled Philistines were not alien belligerents but native Middle Easterners.
First Temple-era water system carved into the bedrock had remained in use for almost 3,000 years
Eight more ancient wrecks found at Fourni, bringing total in what should have been safe harbor in the Mediterranean Sea to 53 ancient sunken ships.
Discovery of Judean-style lamp molds in remote Galilee village suggests a Judean lampmaker fled the Romans and started a new life, bringing his signature style with him
As the blazing Canaanite building collapsed, an adult and a child were buried under ash and mud-brick debris, and would only be found by Israeli archaeologists 3,200 years later.
Genetic analysis proves that following thousands of years of conquests and migrations, peoples living around the Mediterranean today share common ancestors, with one surprising outlier: Greece
Carved skulls indicate that Gobekli Tepe, known for enigmatic monumental pillars carved with animals and shapes, was ancestor worship site. Or maybe they just liked hanging skulls, archaeologists suggest
Fragments of woven woolen cloths discovered in copper mines in Timna are among oldest use of true plant dyes discovered in Middle East
The wooden wreck looked like a warship but was too small, and was discovered to have been going the wrong way.
Roman emperors shown as they really looked – while their slogans could be taken from today’s headlines
Machaerus, King Herod's fortress in Jordan which was razed by the same Roman legion that destroyed Masada, before which Salome did her dance and John the Baptist was killed
The back of 'Ostracon 16' bears orders to Elyashiv, the Judahite quartermaster at Tel Arad 2,600 years ago, from his friend Hananyahu
Unable to defend the city, Princess Eschiva fled the approaching Saladin forces into the lake, but after not being rescued, came back – and was allowed to go free
Most beautiful mosaic in Ptolemaic house shows a sleeping Ariadne with her future husband, the god Dionysus; coins from lamps workshop also found.
Neanderthals were thought to have been going extinct already when Homo sapiens arrived in the Levant, and to huddle in caves: Not so, discovery indicates.
Maybe a lot, says Prof. Svante Pääbo, father of paleogenetics and Dan David laureate, who also explains what ‘You have 2% Neanderthal DNA’ actually means
Analysis Israel Just Got a Rare Offer to Defuse Temple Mount Tensions. It Will Most Likely Reject It
Jerusalem Islamic authority's offer to renew coordination could benefit all sides, but experts say Israel, which currently has the upper hand, is unlikely to take it