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Yuval Peleg (1968-2014)

12/05 | Archaeologist Yuval Peleg was killed on June 26, 2014, in an excavation accident between Homesh and Karnei Shomron in the West Bank. The tragic incident occurred when the cave he   Read more…

Frankincense and Other Resins Were Used in Roman Burials Across Britain

12/05 | Archaeologists examining organic residues in Roman burials have for the first time confirmed the use of resins, including frankincense, in Roman funeral rites in Britain. In the Bible, frankincense was   Read more…

The Temple Mount in the Herodian Period (37 BC–70 A.D.)

12/03 | Archaeological architect Leen Ritmeyer presents drawings of the Temple Mount in the Herodian period.   Read more…

Hazor Excavations Co-Director Sharon Zuckerman Passes Away

12/01 | On November 28, 2014, Dr. Sharon Zuckerman passed away. Zuckerman was co-director of the Tel Hazor excavations and senior lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of   Read more…

The Archaeological Quest for the Earliest Christians

12/01 | In part one of a two-part series, Douglas Boin presents new archaeological and historical research in the study of early Christianity.   Read more…

Where Noah Landed?

11/26 | Still another group is looking for Mt. Ararat, where the Bible says Noah landed after the flood. This group is looking to confirm the tradition that nearby Mt. Cudi (Judi   Read more…

BAF Lecture: Ammonites v. Israelites

11/26 | On December 17, 2014, the Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “Ammonites v Israelites: Battle of Jephthah (Judges 11)” by Dr. Elizabeth Bloch-Smith of the Jewish Theological Seminary.   Read more…

Roman Game Board Found in Turkey

11/25 | A popular Roman board game was discovered during excavations at Kibyra in Turkey.   Read more…

Hippos-Sussita: The High Horse of the Decapolis

11/24 | Excavations at the dramatic site of Hippos-Sussita overlooking the Sea of Galilee have brought a Hellenistic Decapolis city back to life.   Read more…

IAA Launches App with Archaeology Games

11/20 | The Israel Antiquities Authority has released a free app for iPhones and iPads with archaeology games and puzzles.   Read more…


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