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Chapel of King Nectanebo I Uncovered in Ancient Heliopolis, Egypt

Chapel of King Nectanebo I Uncovered in Ancient Heliopolis, Egypt

Early Christian Art Symbols Endure after Iconoclast Attack

04/13 | Depictions of fish and fishermen can be found in the colorful floor mosaics at the sixth-century C.E. basilica at Horvat Beit Loya. The mosaics were defaced by iconoclasts in the   Read more…

The Roman House and the Neo-Assyrian Empire: Two D.C.-Area Lectures

04/07 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will be hosting the lectures “Theatrical Scenes in Roman Houses” (April 12, 2015) and “Extreme Violence Under   Read more…

Ancient Synagogues in Israel and the Diaspora

04/06 | Rachel Hachlili examines ancient synagogues in Israel and throughout the ancient Near East.   Read more…

Ancient Egyptian Beer Vessels Unearthed in Tel Aviv, Israel

04/02 | Archaeologists excavating in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel, have discovered ancient Egyptian beer vessels dating back 5,000 years.   Read more…

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

03/27 | Archaeologists excavating in an ancient Egyptian cemetery have found a skeleton possessing the earliest evidence of breast cancer.   Read more…

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…


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