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Archaeologists to Probe Antikythera Shipwreck with Hi-Tech Diving Suit

09/10 | Maritime archaeologists will be returning to the Greek island of Antikythera this month to investigate the Antikythera Shipwreck—aided by a futuristic diving system called the Exosuit.   Read more…

The Jewish-Christian Schism

09/09 | In part four of his study on schisms in Jewish history, Lawrence H. Schiffman examines the Jewish-Christian schism.   Read more…

Ancient Aramaic Business Records

09/07 | In “2,000 Ancient Aramaic Business Scribbles (including the delivery of 30 mice)” in the September/October issue of BAR, Ada Yardeni explains how inscribed ostraca provide us with a window into   Read more…

Viewing Petroglyphs as More than Scribbles

09/05 | Davida Eisenberg-Degen examines how rock drawings, or petroglyphs, in the Negev Desert provide a “direct entry to the lives and thoughts of real human beings.”   Read more…

1,500-Year-Old Christian Amulet References Eucharist

09/05 | A Christian amulet dating to the sixth century C.E.—one of the world’s earliest known Christian amulets—has recently been brought to light at the University of Manchester.   Read more…

Medicine in the Ancient World

09/05 | What exactly did ancient cultures do to combat disease and injury, and did these methods have any real basis in science as we know it today? The answers may surprise   Read more…

Justinian Plague Linked to the Black Death

09/04 | Recent bacterial research has linked the Justinian plague to the world’s most infamous affliction, the Black Death.   Read more…

Survey on Field Safety: Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean Basin

09/03 | This Survey on Field Safety: Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean Basin is designed to understand the ways in which archaeological fieldwork does—or does not—provide a safe and secure setting   Read more…

Examining the Lives of Ancient Egyptian Women

09/02 | Egyptologist Melinda Nelson-Hurst examines the position of women in ancient Egypt, focusing on the life of a woman named Tjat. Who was she and why does she appear on the   Read more…

The Enduring Symbolism of Doves

09/01 | Few symbols have a tradition as long and as rich as the dove. Read about what it represents and how its use has been shared, adapted and reinterpreted across cultures   Read more…


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