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Israel's Antiquities Authority announced Monday that a rare Roman sword in its leather scabbard which belonged to a Roman soldier and an engraving of a Menorah on a piece of stone dating from 66 CE were found in recent days in the 2000 year old drainage system in Jerusalem which ran between the City of David and the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden.

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Israeli authorities: 2,000-year-old burial box is the real dealupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 00:15:00

A 2,000 year-old ossuary, discovered in Israel in 2008 and belonging to the daughter of the High Priest Caiaphas, is said to be authentic by the Israel Antiquities Authority Unit.

American arrested over alleged antiquities smuggling in Israelupdated: Wed May 18 2011 09:21:00

Israeli authorities arrested a retired American university lecturer this week on suspicion of selling ancient artifacts illegally to U.S. tourists, they said Wednesday.

Storm in Israel uncovers ancient statueupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 15:00:00

A huge storm that collapsed part of a cliff on Israel's central coast led to the discovery of a statue dating back to the Roman period, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Tuesday.

Storm reveals ancient statueupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 15:00:00

A massive storm collapsed part of a cliff in Israel revealing a statue that may date back two thousand years.

Ancient Roman soldiers' bathhouse found in Jerusalemupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 07:55:00

Israeli archaeologists have discovered an ancient Roman bathhouse that was probably used by the soldiers who destroyed the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday.

Dead sea scrolls coming to the Internetupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 06:09:00

Thousands of dead sea scroll fragments to be scanned and placed online. CNN'a Kevin Flower reports.

Dead Sea Scrolls to be made available onlineupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 06:09:00

In an ambitious application of 21st century technology brought to bear on a first century wonder, the Israel Antiquities Authority and internet search giant Google Tuesday announced a plan to digitize the Dead Sea Scrolls and make the entire collection available to the public online.

2,200-year-old gold coin unearthedupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 09:34:00

A 2,200-year-old gold coin is found hidden in a wall among ancient ruins in Israel.

Rare 2,200-year-old gold coin found in Israelupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 09:34:00

A rare gold coin dating back 2,200 years was discovered by a combined university research team in Israel, a top Israeli antiquities official said Thursday.

Old Turkish grenade found in Jerusalem's city wallupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 06:34:00

A 100-year-old Turkish hand grenade was found recently during conservation measures near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City wall, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Wednesday.

Roman gladiator cemetery found in Englandupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 04:24:00

Heads hacked off, a bite from a lion, tiger or bear, massive muscles on massive men -- all clues that an ancient cemetery uncovered in northern England is the final resting place of gladiators, scientists have announced after seven years of investigations.

House uncovered in Nazareth dating to the time of Jesusupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 14:30:00

Archaeologists in Israel say they have discovered the remains of a home from the time of Jesus in the heart of Nazareth.

Ancient wall unearthedupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 02:44:00

Excavators in Jerusalem discover massive parts of ancient wall which dates back 3,700 years. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.

'Massive' ancient wall uncovered in Jerusalemupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 02:44:00

An archaeological dig in Jerusalem has turned up a 3,700-year-old wall that is the largest and oldest of its kind found in the region, experts say.

1,800-year-old marble head unearthed in Israelupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 09:25:00

Archaeologists in Israel have discovered what they believe is the bust of a Roman boxer from the second or third century.

Israeli archaeologists find rare gold coinsupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 08:06:00

Some Israeli archaeologists are having a particularly happy Hanukkah, thanks in part to a British volunteer who took time off from her job to work on a dig.

The scrolls go digitalupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 16:24:00

CNN's Ben Wedeman gets a preview of a hi-tech initiative allowing anyone with an online computer to access the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Dead Sea Scrolls go from parchment to the Internetupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 16:24:00

More than 2,000 years after they were written, the Dead Sea Scrolls are going digital as part of an effort to better preserve the ancient texts and let more people see them than ever before. Dead Sea Scrolls to Go Online updated: Wed Aug 27 2008 12:00:00

Scientists using American space technology have started a huge project to digitally photograph the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known version of the Hebrew Bible, and post it on the Internet for all to see

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