The Israel Antiquities Authority is the pre-eminent organization in the field of Israeli archaeology. It is responsible for all matters of archaeology in Israel including land and marine excavations, development and protection of archaeological sites, archaeological research, education, publication, conservation and restoration of objects and sites, and exhibitions of archaeological material in Israel and abroad. It is the keeper of the State Treasures, including nearly 2 million archaeological objects among them the entire collection of Dead Sea Scrolls, and more than 30,000 archaeological sites.
The IAA archives hold scientific files from the days of the British Mandate until the latest excavations. IAA preserves, conserves and studies the archaeological heritage of the Israel at the highest scientific level, and maintains a balance between development needs and antiquities preservation.
Israel Antiquities Authority participation in EDICULA aims to bring to the consortium valuable experience and knowhow relevant to the archaeological challenges involved in the protection of cultural heritage. Through its expertise, IAA will share innovation and technological and scientific advancements that can be utilized for the enrichment of the educational processes of the EDICULA project.