The recently-discovered 2000-year-old biblical scroll fragments are displayed at the IAA’s Dead Sea conservation lab in Jerusalem March 16th, 2021. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed two dozen Dead Sea scroll fragments from a remote cave in the Judean Desert, the first discovery of such Jewish (...)

A hoard of 1,100-year-old gold coins discovered by teenagers at an archeological site in central Israel. Photograph: Heidi Levine/AP/Sipa Press

The treasure needed to be secured. So the hoard of 425 gold coins was stowed in a clay jar, its lid secured with a nail, and stashed in the sands of w(...)

Evidence of primitive stone tools uncovered in Israel. Photograph: Tel Aviv University

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered the extraordinarily well-preserved site of a prehistoric “paradise” used more than half a million years ago by S(...)

Preparation for Electric Resistivity Tomography scan of the pit used to hold the victims before their execution at Ponary massacre site near the town of Vilnius, Lithuania. Photograph: Ezra Wolfinger/Israel Antiquities Authority/AP

An international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape t(...)