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Hippos-Sussita: The High Horse of the Decapolis

11/24 | Excavations at the dramatic site of Hippos-Sussita overlooking the Sea of Galilee have brought a Hellenistic Decapolis city back to life.   Read more…

IAA Launches App with Archaeology Games

11/20 | The Israel Antiquities Authority has released a free app for iPhones and iPads with archaeology games and puzzles.   Read more…

Who Are the Nephilim?

11/19 | Who are the Nephilim? From where do the “heroes of old, the men of renown” come?   Read more…

Where Was Jesus Born?

11/17 | If Jesus was born in Bethlehem, why is he called a Nazorean and a Galilean throughout the New Testament? Philip J. King addresses this question in his Biblical Views column.   Read more…

Ancient Pergamon

11/16 | Perched atop a windswept mountain along the Turkish coastline and gazing proudly—almost defiantly—over the azure Aegean Sea sit the ruins of the ancient Greek city of Pergamon.   Read more…

Was Mary Magdalene Wife of Jesus? Was Mary Magdalene a Prostitute?

11/16 | Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute? Was Mary Magdalene wife of Jesus? These are the questions that concern author Birger A. Pearson in his article “From Saint to Sinner.”   Read more…

Childhood in Roman Egypt

11/14 | Researchers studying thousands of ancient documents are getting a better idea of what childhood was like in Roman Egypt.   Read more…

The Decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

11/13 | A recent study argues that overpopulation and drought may have contributed to the rapid demise of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.   Read more…

BASONOVA Lecture: Queen for Eternity

11/11 | On Sunday, November 16, 2014, the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia will host the lecture “Queen for Eternity: Digital Archaeology and the (After) Life of Meresank III” by Dr.   Read more…

Zeugma Excavations Reveal New Mosaics

11/10 | Ongoing excavations have uncovered three new mosaics in an ancient trade center that sat at the crossroads between the Mediterranean and the ancient Near East.   Read more…


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