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Ashkelon Final Reports Available Online

10/03 | The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon announced last week that the first two volumes of the ongoing excavation’s final reports, Ashkelon 1 and Ashkelon 2, are now freely available for   Read more…

Hershel Shanks Asks About Eilat Mazar’s Biblical Archaeology Methods

09/29 | Hershel Shanks questions whether speculation about the Large Stone Structure as King David’s palace indicates flawed archaeology methods.   Read more…

Jordanian Oasis Reveals Ancient Burial Customs

09/29 | Archaeologists excavating two Epipalaeolithic sites near the Azraq oasis in Jordan’s eastern desert have found evidence of ancient burial customs dating back nearly 20,000 years. At the site of Ayn   Read more…

Where Were the Dead Sea Scrolls Found and Who Put Them There?

09/28 | Roland de Vaux, one of the original excavators of Khirbet Qumran near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, believed the Dead Sea Scrolls found in the Qumran caves had   Read more…

Israel Returns Early Bronze Age Artifacts to Jordan

09/28 | According to Jordan’s Department of Antiquities, Israel has returned more than 600 ancient clay vessels and artifacts that have been in Israel’s possession since the 1967 war. The Early Bronze   Read more…

Google, Israel Museum Put Dead Sea Scrolls Online

09/27 | This week, the Israel Museum, in collaboration with Google, launched a new Web site that allows visitors to view and search high-resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead   Read more…

Original Maimonides Manuscript Goes Digital

09/26 | The Bodleian Library at Oxford University has digitized an 800-year-old copy of the Mishneh Torah, an authoritative guide to Jewish law written by the medieval Jewish scholar Maimonides in the   Read more…

Are Famous Female Archaeologists Equal in Biblical Archaeology?

09/23 | A new study found that famous female archaeologists like Jodi Magness are becoming increasingly rare in Biblical archaeology.   Read more…

Ancient Artifacts for Sale in Israel: What’s Legal?

09/23 | Tourists, collectors and even scholars have long purchased ancient artifacts for sale legally in Israel. Some of these ancient antiquities for sale, such as the James Ossuary and the ivory   Read more…

Remarkable Wall Paintings Discovered at Catalhoyuk

09/22 | Archaeologists excavating the important Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in central Turkey’s Konya Plain have uncovered an elaborate 9,000-year-old wall painting depicting an enigmatic arrangement of brightly-colored geometric shapes.   Read more…


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