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Jezreel Expedition 2016: It Takes More Than Moving Dirt to Dig the Bible

06/20 | Although digging is at the center of the daily activities of most archaeological projects, there are many other important jobs that are performed during the field season and year-round. The   Read more…

Hasmonean Coin Hoard Comes to Light at Modi’in

06/20 | After 2,140 years, a hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean Period has once again seen the light of day.   Read more…

Egyptian Scarab Amulet Unearthed at Sepphoris

06/16 | A group of Israeli students found a 3,300-year-old Egyptian scarab amulet during the excavation of a site at Sepphoris.   Read more…

New Petra Monument Spotted Through Satellites

06/14 | Archaeologists Sarah Parcak and Christopher A. Tuttle discovered a previously unknown Petra monument using Google Earth, satellite imagery, ground survey and drones.   Read more…

King Tut’s Dagger Made of Extraterrestrial Material

06/07 | King Tut owned a dagger that was out of this world—literally. The blade of the dagger was made of meteoritic iron.   Read more…

Jezreel Expedition 2016: You Don’t Have to Be an Archaeologist to Dig the Bible

06/03 | Mentioned more than 30 times in the Hebrew Bible, Jezreel, famous for the story of Naboth and his vineyard, was possibly Ahab and Jezebel’s second home and the setting for   Read more…

Digs 2016

06/03 | Experience the 2016 field season with articles and photos from excavations across the Biblical world—straight out of the trenches.   Read more…

The Greeks Go to Washington

05/31 | The National Geographic Museum exhibit The Greeks—Agamemnon to Alexander the Great showcases more than 550 artifacts from 22 Greek museums and spans 5,000 years of history and culture.   Read more…

First Person: A Scepter from the Temple?

05/30 | In his First Person column in the May/June 2016 issue of BAR, Hershel Shanks asks: Where is the paleographer who says the ivory pomegranate is fake?   Read more…

IAA to Excavate Judean Desert Caves in Search of Scrolls

05/26 | The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced a national plan to conduct comprehensive archaeological excavations in the Judean Desert caves to “rescue” all remaining Dead Sea Scroll fragments from looters.   Read more…


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