The National Treasures Department of the Israel Antiquities Authority is responsible for the housing, documentation and control of antiquities in Israel. The National Treasures' collections comprise hundreds of thousands of artifacts that range from prehistoric periods to the end of the Ottoman period.
The online site offers a selection of published artifacts from the collections of the National Treasures and is available for researchers, curators, students and the general public in Israel and abroad. The site is updated continuously, and new artifacts are added on a regular basis.
The artifacts on the site are arranged both chronologically (according to archaeological periods) and typologically (according to the type of artifact).The artifact's information card presents detailed archaeological data about the selected artifact, including provenance, type, dimensions, material, site where discovered, dating and bibliography. In addition, hi-resolution images of online artifacts may be purchased from the photographic archives of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
The National Treasures Online is made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation, with additional support from the David Berg Foundation.
The Treasures from the Rockefeller Museum Online is made possible by Mr. David Rockefeller, with additional support from Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen, and Eileen and Paul Growald.
The Seals, Bullae, and Seal Impressions Collection Online is made possible by Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen.
The Ancient Glass Collection Online is made possible by Phyllis and Nathan Shmalo.
The Ancient Coins Collection Online is made possible by the Beracha Foundation.