Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year.
The museum's opening has been clouded by claims of forgeries and stolen artifacts.
Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a 12th cave associated with the famed ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, the first such site to be excavated since 1956.
Two new books detail the contents of more than 25 previously unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls, the fragments of ancient texts containing narratives from the Hebrew Bible.
From the Terra Cotta Army to the Dead Sea Scrolls, get the stories behind seven chanceencounters that led to the discovery of priceless historical relics.
Six men caught looting historical artifacts from an ancient desert cave in Israel last weekend may have been searching for undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls.
From their accidental discovery to their sale in the classifieds, find out more about the ancient collection of texts.