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The Song of Songs: Love Is Strong as Death

The Song of Songs: Love Is Strong as Death

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event

02/10 | On February 17, 2017, Christopher Rollston of the George Washington University will deliver the lecture “Women in the Coptic Gospel of Thomas: In Life and in the Afterlife” in the   Read more…

Did Jesus’ Last Supper Take Place Above the Tomb of David?

02/09 | Jesus’ Last Supper and the Tomb of David are traditionally associated with a building called the Cenacle in Jerusalem. Can archaeology shed light on these traditions?   Read more…

Sold! Earliest Surviving 10 Commandments Stone

02/08 | A 10 Commandments stone tablet—believed by some to be the oldest stone copy of the 10 Commandments—was sold at an auction in November 2016 for $850,000.   Read more…

Site-Seeing: Archaeological Remains in Holy Sepulchre’s Shadow

01/30 | The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem is a place you may have missed on your first (or even your second) visit to Jerusalem, but it’s well worth your   Read more…

Myra, Turkey: St. Nicholas’s Christian Capital

01/26 | The fourth-century bishop of Myra, later canonized as St. Nicholas (and commonly remembered as Santa Claus), shaped the development of the Christian city before being buried at Myra.   Read more…

Jews in Roman Turkey

01/25 | Recent excavations in Limyra, Turkey, have uncovered a mysterious building near the city’s east gate. Although the structure has been only partially excavated, Jewish iconography and architectural features have already   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event

01/23 | On January 29, 2017, Sarah Yeomans, Director of Educational Programs at the Biblical Archaeology Society, will deliver the lecture “Doctors, Diseases and Deities: Epidemic Crises and Medicine in Ancient Rome”   Read more…

Where Is the Original Siloam Pool from the Bible?

01/23 | Where is the original Siloam Pool, the water pool that fed Jerusalem in the First Temple period? While the Roman-period Siloam Pool—where Jesus cured the blind man—was recently discovered, the   Read more…

Medicine in the Ancient World

01/22 | What exactly did ancient cultures do to combat disease and injury, and did these methods have any real basis in science as we know it today? The answers may surprise   Read more…


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