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Coins Celebrating the Great Revolt Against the Romans Unearthed near Jerusalem

08/05 | Excavations near Jerusalem uncovered a rare hoard of coins dating to the fourth year of the Great Revolt against the Romans (69/70 C.E.).   Read more…

The Limits of Tolerance: Halakhah and History

08/05 | In part one of his study on schisms in Jewish history, Lawrence H. Schiffman examines the early history of Jewish unity and disunity.   Read more…

Heart Disease in Mummies

08/04 | Today, heart disease is one of the greatest threats to our health. Recent studies demonstrate that even our ancient ancestors suffered from heart disease.   Read more…

Philistine and Israelite Religion at Tell es-Safi/Gath

08/01 | Over the past few years, excavations at Tell es-Safi have exposed some remarkable cultic discoveries, including a horned altar. Watch excavation director Aren Maeir describe the find and its relation   Read more…

Judaea Capta Coin Uncovered in Bethsaida Excavations

07/30 | A bronze Judaea Capta coin issued by Jewish ruler Agrippa II was discovered in the 2014 Bethsaida excavations.   Read more…

Nebuchadnezzar Cylinder Goes for $605,000!

07/29 | While the Cyrus Cylinder has been making its rounds on an international exhibition circuit, another cylinder of a famous Mesopotamian emperor has recently been brought to the public eye.   Read more…

Ashkelon’s Archaeology Curriculum 2014

07/29 | Science teacher Kerrie Rovito describes her summer excavating at Ashkelon and what she will be bringing back to her students.   Read more…

Gender in Archaeology at Abel Beth Maacah

07/28 | Cornell University professor Lauren Monroe reflects on the lives of the women who once lived at Abel Beth Maacah as well as how motherhood has changed her experience on an   Read more…

At Carthage, Child Sacrifice?

07/25 | Was child sacrifice really practiced at ancient Carthage? In “Infants Sacrificed? The Tale Teeth Tell” in the July/August 2014 issue of BAR, Patricia Smith discusses the research she and her   Read more…

Life on the Shikhin Excavation Project

07/23 | Retired teacher Kay Clements, who is the registrar for the Shikhin Excavation Project, describes how her experiences at Shikhin have opened her eyes to the past.   Read more…


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