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Long-Lost Temple of Haldi Found in Iraqi Kurdistan?

07/11 | Archaeological fieldwork led by Leiden University doctoral student Dlshad Marf Zamua has investigated the remains of what may be a long-lost Iron Age temple in Iraqi Kurdistan.   Read more…

Lachish Field Report: Ancient Jewelry, a Scarab and More

07/10 | Luke Chandler describes the discovery of Late Bronze Age gold jewelry and an Egyptian scarab that may be inscribed with a Pharaoh’s name on the Fourth Expedition to Lachish.   Read more…

Excavating in Jewish Galilee

07/09 | Shikhin Excavation Project director James Riley Strange discusses the importance of the site of Shikhin, an ancient village in Jewish Galilee. Shikhin was an important Roman pottery production center closely   Read more…

Abel Beth Maacah in the Bible

07/07 | The large tell of Abel Beth Maacah holds tremendous promise, both for understanding the history of this multi-cultural arena, as well as for refining “Biblical archaeology” methods themselves.   Read more…

Video: Tell Timai 2014 — Week Two

07/02 | Explore an Egyptian excavation. Meet Kufti archaeologists, explore ancient streets and the mudbricks that shaped them and dive into the port of Alexandria.   Read more…

Divided Kingdom, United Critics

07/02 | The Forgotten Kingdom by Israel Finkelstein traces the development of the northern kingdom of Israel to an earlier time associated with the reign of King Saul. The award-winning work is   Read more…

George Washington and King David

07/01 | Hershel Shanks connects George Washington with Biblical archaeology and King David.   Read more…

Prehistoric Parasite Bloomed with Mesopotamian Farming

07/01 | A parasite egg discovered in a 6,200-year-old skeleton in Syria has provided the earliest known evidence that the use of irrigation in farming triggered the spread of the schistosome parasite.   Read more…

The “Original” Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

06/27 | For centuries, Bible scholars examined two ancient texts to elucidate the original language of the Bible: the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint. Hebrew University of Jerusalem scholar Emanuel Tov suggests   Read more…

Were 50,000 Soldiers Buried By a Sandstorm?

06/26 | The disappearance of a 50,000-soldier army provides a tantalizing mystery for archaeologists—what happened? Were they really buried in a massive sandstorm? Not likely, according to Egyptologist Olaf Kaper.   Read more…


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