Antiquities discovered during archaeological dig in Israel (13 images)

Archaeologists discovered antiquities ranging from puppets to pottery during a dig by the Israeli Antiquities Authority in Caesarea, Israel, on April 26, 2017. Workers are also excavating a temple that was constructed in the first century by King Herod in honor of Augustus Caesar. The dig, which is sponsored by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, is aimed at transforming the area into an international tourist destination. The Rothschild Foundation is investing more than $27 million into the dig.
Updated: April 26, 2017 at 1:49 PM
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A worker cleans a vault in the Roma and Augusta Temple. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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A man holds small puppets made of bone. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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The Roma and Augusta Temple, constructed by King Herod, is under excavation. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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An Israel Antiquities worker shows the teeth of an animal found in the Roma and Augusta Temple. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Pieces of pottery were among the antiquities discovered during excavations. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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A sculpture of Hygieia, goddess of medicine, was discovered during excavations. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Workers carry buckets of dirt at the Roma and Augusta Temple. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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