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Ivory Pomegranate Revisited: A Relic from Solomon’s Temple?

03/23 | The famous inscribed ivory pomegranate, which, if authentic, may have been the head of a scepter from Solomon’s Temple, has endured decades of debate. Is the inscription real, or is   Read more…

Has Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb Been Located?

03/23 | Where is Queen Nefertiti’s tomb? Radar scans performed in King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber suggest that additional chambers lie behind the north and west walls.   Read more…

The ‘Gods of Egypt’ Movie: A Mess of Anachronisms and Exoticization

03/18 | Egyptologist Beth Ann Judas reviews the Gods of Egypt movie, describing it as portraying ancient Egyptian mythology with “fleeting moments of random accuracy.”   Read more…

Rare Roman Gold Coin Minted by Trajan Found

03/16 | A 1,900-year-old Roman gold coin minted by Emperor Trajan was recently found by a hiker in Galilee.   Read more…

Givati Parking Lot Dig Unearths Rare Seal of Woman

03/15 | Two First Temple period seals were discovered in the Givati Parking Lot excavations in Jerusalem. One seal belonged to a woman named Elihana bat Gael.   Read more…

The Creation of Woman in the Bible

03/14 | How was the first woman created in Genesis 2? Was she made from the man’s rib or, as recently suggested in BAR, from his os baculum?   Read more…

Origins: 3.14159265…

03/14 | Why did the ancients invent increasingly subtle and ingenious methods to arrive at an exact value of pi? Human curiosity.   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: Petra—A Journey Through Time, Space and Our Imaginations

03/10 | On March 16, 2016, Dr. Christopher Tuttle, Executive Director of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, will deliver the lecture “Petra—A Journey Through Time, Space and Our Imaginations” in   Read more…

Fabrics Found at Ancient Mines in Timna Valley

03/09 | A trove of 3,000-year-old fabric fragments has been uncovered during excavations of ancient copper mines at Timna in Israel’s Southern Aravah Valley.   Read more…

The Bible and Religious Violence

03/08 | In his Biblical Views column, Ronald Hendel wonders what is wrong with religion that it inspires religious violence.   Read more…


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