Early man at Gesher Benot Yaakov ate elephant, deer and gerbils, augmented with sides of nuts, fruit and plants, preserved almost a million years by water.
The legs were discovered in 1904 in Nefertari's tomb, which had been extensively looted and contained mummy parts mixed up with other human remains.
A statue base from 1,900 years ago found at Dor survived shellfish and seawater, and to the archaeologists' shock, revealed a previously unknown governor of Judea.
Petitioners asked for the names of the archaeologists and a list of their finds - the court said no, though the Oslo accords stipulate that Israel must inform Palestinians of all excavations.
Jerusalem District Court accepts state’s position that publicizing names could expose archaeologists to academic boycotts and undermine Israel’s foreign relations.
Scholars believe that the fresco and other paintings were used in rituals and represented deities whose characteristics are not truly known.
Egyptian statues, coins and jewelry among treasures Lord Elgin's brig Mentor carried when the overladen ship sank off Kythera.
The city’s buildings and towers have been lumbering or kitschy in recent years, but the new campus in the museum district will be a modern gem housing ancient artifacts.
Archaeologists are usually wary of any finds not discovered in a supervised dig, though Antiquities Authority insists ancient scroll is authentic.
827-square meter floor mosaic from the Umayyad period, found near Jericho, will be open to the public next year.