A jug full of rare 1,200-year-old gold coins was discovered in an excavation in Yavneh just ahead of Hanukkah, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced.
The human-shaped coffins are well preserved and their external decorations and colors are in good condition, “as the ancient Egyptians left them.”
According to the City of David Foundation, there are three people with the name Adoniyahu in the Bible, the most famous being King David’s son.
"We are against our heritage and valuable items (being) sold like vegetables and fruit," said an Egyptian graphic designer protesting outside Christie's.
“This is the first time a coin of this kind has been discovered in the Land of Israel."
The ancient settlement of Yokeneam is mentioned in the Bible as a city of the Levites, located near Megiddo.
2,000-year-old olive and wine presses, a burial cave and mikvah from the descendants of the Maccabees were found in south Jerusalem neighborhood.
It is rare that the name of a town is found in the town itself, making this the first archaeological evidence of Haluza.
The mask is made of pinkish-yellow limestone, shaped with stone tools to resemble a human face, according to the Antiquities Authority.
Excavators discovered large cistern while preparing for a new neighborhood.