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Baptismal Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

07/14 | UNESCO has added the archaeological sites at Al-Maghtas, Jordan—dubbed the Biblical “Bethany beyond the Jordan”—to its World Heritage List.   Read more…

Speaking in Tongues in the Bible

07/13 | Ben Witherington III addresses what happened at Pentecost in his Biblical Views column “Speaking in the Tongues of Men or Angels?” in the July/August 2015 issue of BAR.   Read more…

Journey to Jerusalem: A Tel Kabri Dig Weekend

07/12 | Tel Kabri participant Henry Curtis Pelgrift recounts the dig volunteers’ weekend adventure in Jerusalem.   Read more…

An Ancient Jewish Lamp Workshop in the Galilee

07/08 | Excavations conducted in an ancient Jewish village near Nazareth in Israel have uncovered the remains of an oil lamp workshop.   Read more…

Tel Burna 2015: iPads, PlanGrid and GoPro

07/07 | Excavation staff member Chris McKinny discusses the digital technologies used for recording finds at Tel Burna.   Read more…

The Solomonic Gate at Gezer

07/06 | A Solomonic Gate stands at Gezer—or does it? In their Archaeological Views column “In the Shadow of Solomon (and Everyone Else)” in the July/August 2015 issue of BAR, excavation codirectors   Read more…

Secret Mikveh Discovered Under a Living Room Floor

07/03 | A family in Jerusalem’s ‘Ein Kerem neighborhood recently discovered an ancient mikveh underneath their floorboards.   Read more…

Ashkelon 2015: A Midseason Night’s Dream … and Day’s Work

07/02 | Dr. Tracy Hoffman provides a midseason update on the 2015 excavation at Ashkelon.   Read more…

Tel Kabri: The 2015 Season—Weeks 1 and 2

07/01 | Tel Kabri participant Henry Curtis Pelgrift describes the first two weeks of excavation of storage rooms associated with the Canaanite palace’s wine cellar, the oldest and largest wine cellar in   Read more…

The Oracle of Delphi—Was She Really Stoned?

07/01 | According to Strabo and other sources, the Pythia who gave prophecies on behalf of Apollo was inspired by mysterious vapors. Is there evidence that intoxicating gases actually drifted through the   Read more…


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