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New Gate Discovered at Tel Lachish

07/17 | Luke Chandler describes the discovery of a new gate on the Fourth Expedition to Lachish.   Read more…

World’s Oldest Accounting System Withstood Invention of Writing

07/16 | Clay tokens discovered in a first millennium B.C. administrative building at Ziyaret Tepe in Turkey suggest that the token system was not rendered obsolete with the development of writing, as   Read more…

Ashkelon Midseason

07/16 | For almost thirty years, the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon has excavated at the ancient seaport of Ashkelon in Israel. Dr. Tracy Hoffman provides a midseason update on the 2014   Read more…

First Person: Gold from the Temple?

07/15 | In his First Person in the July/August 2014 issue of BAR, Hershel Shanks discusses two very different inscriptions—the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus fragment and the Jehoash Inscription—that are both   Read more…

Huqoq 2014: Update from the Field

07/14 | Huqoq excavation director Jodi Magness and mosaics specialist Karen Britt discuss a new mosaic discovered during the 2014 excavation season.   Read more…

New Huqoq Mosaics

07/14 | New mosaics from the fifth-century C.E. Huqoq synagogue in Israel were found during the 2013 excavation season.   Read more…

Rock Giants in Noah

07/14 | Can the Book of Enoch shed light on Noah the movie? Ronald S. Hendel examines the flood story.   Read more…

Long-Lost Temple of Haldi Found in Iraqi Kurdistan?

07/11 | Archaeological fieldwork led by Leiden University doctoral student Dlshad Marf Zamua has investigated the remains of what may be a long-lost Iron Age temple in Iraqi Kurdistan.   Read more…

Lachish Field Report: Ancient Jewelry, a Scarab and More

07/10 | Luke Chandler describes the discovery of Late Bronze Age gold jewelry and an Egyptian scarab that may be inscribed with a Pharaoh’s name on the Fourth Expedition to Lachish.   Read more…

Excavating in Jewish Galilee

07/09 | Shikhin Excavation Project director James Riley Strange discusses the importance of the site of Shikhin, an ancient village in Jewish Galilee. Shikhin was an important Roman pottery production center closely   Read more…


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