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The Archaeological Quest for the Earliest Christians

03/04 | In part two of a two-part series, Douglas Boin challenges the idea that Christians left so few archaeological traces behind because they couldn’t afford to make them.   Read more…

Has the Childhood Home of Jesus Been Found?

03/02 | The childhood home of Jesus may have been found underneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth, Israel, according to archaeologist Ken Dark.   Read more…

Exodus in the Bible and the Egyptian Plagues

03/01 | The Book of Exodus describes ten Egyptian plagues that bring suffering to the land of pharaoh. Are these Biblical plagues plausible on any level?   Read more…

The Staurogram

03/01 | The staurogram, a crucifixion symbol made out of the Greek letters tau-rho, is 200 years older than the oldest previously-known images of Jesus on the cross.   Read more…

ISIS Destroys Antiquities in Mosul, Iraq

02/27 | ISIS has released video footage documenting the destruction of antiquities in Mosul, Iraq.   Read more…

King Senebkay of ‘Lost’ Abydos Dynasty Died in Battle

02/27 | A full forensic analysis on King Senebkay’s skeleton reveals the long-forgotten Egyptian pharaoh died violently in battle.   Read more…

When Egyptian Pharaohs Ruled Bronze Age Jerusalem

02/25 | What were Egyptian pharaohs doing in Bronze Age Jerusalem? Peter van der Veen investigates an Egyptian presence before the time of David.   Read more…

Free Hebrew Bible Course with Shaye Cohen

02/25 | Learn about the Hebrew Bible in a free course of 25 video lectures by Shaye Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University.   Read more…

Archaeological Looting and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

02/23 | In the Middle East, archaeological looting and the deliberate destruction of archaeological sites and monuments are rampant. What, if anything, can be done?   Read more…

Hoard of Gold Coins Found in Caesarea Harbor

02/19 | A massive hoard of gold coins—the largest discovered to date in Israel—was found by divers in the Caesarea harbor.   Read more…


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