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  • 3rd-century mosaic found near Tel Aviv to be unveiled

    November 17, 2015 | 1:16 pm

    A 1,700-year-old mosaic unearthed in the summer of 2014 — adjacent to the site where a world-famous mosaic was unearthed in Israel — is going on display for the first time.

    While excavating during construction of a permanent home and visitors center for the Lod Mosaic, which was...

  • Israeli archaeological exhibit to be part of new Museum of the Bible

    August 18, 2015 | 10:26 am

    The Museum of the Bible, set to open in Washington, D.C., in 2017, will house a large collection from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

    The authority, which oversees archaeological digs in Israel, will have a 4,000 square-foot exhibit space in the museum to show pieces from its...

  • Ancient stones left at Israeli museum 20 years after theft

    July 13, 2015 | 3:49 pm

    Two Roman artifacts, each more than 2,000 years old, were left in the courtyard of an Israeli museum accompanied by an anonymous note whose author claimed to have stolen them two decades earlier.

    The two sling stones left at the Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures in...

  • Moving and shaking: The Dead Sea Scrolls, JQ International, JIMENA and more

    By Ryan Torok

    March 11, 2015 | 12:21 pm

    “Dead Sea Scrolls: The Exhibition” represents not only “the birth of modern Judaism but also of Christianity … and later, Islam. … So we’re really celebrating the Abrahamic traditions and monotheistic religions,” explained David Siegel, the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles,...

  • Stone engraved to Roman emperor Hadrian discovered in Jerusalem

    October 21, 2014 | 12:36 pm

    A fragment of a stone engraved with an inscription dedicated to the Roman emperor Hadrian was discovered in Jerusalem.

    The existence of the 2,000-year-old stone fragment, discovered in recent months during salvage excavations north of the Damascus Gate by the Israel Antiquities...

  • Ancient Roman bathhouse uncovered in Jerusalem

    November 22, 2010 | 5:44 pm

    An 1,800-year-old bathing pool was discovered in excavations prior to the construction of a men’s mikveh in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem.

    The pool was part of a bathhouse used by the Tenth Legion, the Roman soldiers who destroyed the Second Temple, according to the Israel...