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Where Is Golgotha, Where Jesus Was Crucified?

05/23 | Where is Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified, located in Jerusalem? In their Archaeological Views column “Golgotha: Is the Holy Sepulchre Church Authentic?” in the May/June 2016 issue of BAR, Marcel   Read more…

Divers Discover Sunken Cargo at Herod’s Port City

05/19 | Divers at the ancient port city of Caesarea Maritima in Israel discovered a 1,600-year-old trove of bronze statue fragments, coins and other finds that once comprised the cargo of a   Read more…

Joseph and Esarhaddon of Assyria

05/16 | Even though he was not the oldest of his brothers, Esarhaddon was named heir apparent of his father Sennacherib, ruler of the Assyrian empire. But because of his jealous brothers,   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: Six Degrees of Pericles

05/16 | On May 22, 2016, Dr. Diane Cline of the George Washington University will deliver the lecture “Six Degrees of Pericles: Social Networks in Classical Athens” in the Washington, D.C. area.   Read more…

Jesus Was a Refugee

05/12 | With news that over a million refugees have in the last year fled to Europe, scholar Joan E. Taylor says that it’s worth remembering that Jesus’ earliest years were, according   Read more…

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

05/09 | Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.   Read more…

A Feast for the Senses … and the Soul

05/08 | Go on a journey of the senses through history and discover the significance of ritual feasts and meals in antiquity.   Read more…

The Last Days of Hattusa

05/07 | In the latter part of the second millennium B.C., the Hittite empire was a Near Eastern superpower. Its capital, Hattusa, was a great city of palaces and temples surrounded by   Read more…

Was Biblical Israel an Egalitarian Society?

05/06 | Although excavated structures, pottery and other household artifacts offer a glimpse of daily life in the Iron Age highlands of Canaan, no burials or tombs have been found. What do   Read more…

Birdwatcher Spies Egyptian Scarab Seal at Dor

05/04 | Birdwatcher Alexander Ternopolsky spotted a rare Egyptian scarab seal at the archaeological site of Tel Dor on Israel’s Carmel Coast.   Read more…


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