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.
Rare 2,800-year-old papyrus written in ancient Hebrew, retrieved from thieves, describes a shipment of wine from biblical town of Na’arat to Jerusalem in time of the Kingdom of Judah.
There is no record of the Canaanites ousting their Egyptian overlords, but 3,100-year-old remains of fiery destruction suggest they did just that.
An archaeological dig has revealed Roman ammunition that is thought have been used to help break through a protective city wall prior to the destruction of the Second Temple.
Toilet placed to defile site of pagan worship 2800 years ago backs of biblical accounts of King Hezekiah's battle to abolish idolatry.
As the First Jewish War raged, villagers would hide in impressively inaccessible cliffside caves as the Roman armies marched through.
Archaeologist Alexander Onn compares the Second Temple era hall with Israel's parliamentary cafeteria, a modern meeting place of the ruling elite.
In a complex operation, the 10.5-meter column was lowered through the roof of the Tel-Hai Academic College's library, in order to make it accessible to the wider public.
Settlements with double-fortified walls and irrigated terraces were unexpected deep in the Early Bronze Age desert.