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4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Skeleton Shows Earliest Evidence of Breast Cancer

4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Skeleton Shows Earliest Evidence of Breast Cancer

Porcupine Digs Up 1,400-Year-Old Oil Lamp in Israel

03/25 | While patrolling the Roman-Byzantine ruins at Horbat Siv in central Israel, Israel Antiquities Authority inspectors found a 1,400-year-old oil lamp that had apparently been dug up by a porcupine.   Read more…

Jodi Magness Reflects on a Lucky Discovery in Huqoq, Israel

03/23 | In her Archaeological Views column “A Lucky Discovery Complicates Life” in the March/April 2015 issue of BAR, Jodi Magness reflects on the consequences of discovering stunning mosaics in Huqoq, Israel.   Read more…

Hippos-Sussita Excavations Unearth Rare Pan Mask

03/19 | Archaeologists working at Hippos-Sussita on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel have unearthed a rare bronze mask of Pan.   Read more…

The Hungry Jesus

03/18 | Andrew McGowan challenges the tradition that Jesus was a welcoming host at meals.   Read more…

D.C.-Area Lecture: Biblical Archaeology—Spade in One Hand, Bible in the Other?

03/17 | On March 21, 2015, BAS senior editor Ellen White will present the lecture “Biblical Archaeology: Is It Really the Spade in One Hand and the Bible in the Other?”   Read more…

First Person: BAR’s 40th Birthday

03/16 | For BAR’s 40th birthday, Hershel Shanks reminisces in his First Person column about the first issue of BAR.   Read more…

Spelunkers Find Cache of Jewelry and Coins of Alexander the Great in Israel

03/13 | Spelunkers exploring a cave in northern Israel have discovered a cache of ancient jewelry and two coins of Alexander the Great.   Read more…

New on CNN: Finding Jesus

03/11 | CNN’s Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery investigates six artifacts that may shed new light on Jesus and his world.   Read more…

Ancient Mesopotamia and Alexander the Great: Two D.C.-Area Lectures

03/11 | The Washington, D.C.-area BASONOVA and BAF will be hosting the lectures “The Problem of Evil in Ancient Mesopotamia” and “Israel and the Conquests of Alexander the Great” in March 2015.   Read more…


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