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Huqoq 2015: Inside an Archaeologist’s Toolkit

06/25 | Learn what’s in Huqoq archaeologist Brian Coussens’s toolkit.   Read more…

ISIS Plants Explosives in Ancient City of Palmyra

06/23 | The Islamic State (known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) laid mines and bombs around the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria this past Sunday, a monitoring group reported.   Read more…

Tel Burna 2015: Opening New Squares with People from All Over the World

06/22 | Tel Burna excavation staff member Chris McKinny introduces us to some of the archaeology volunteers from all over the world and explains what is meant by opening a new square.   Read more…

First Person: Time Inflation

06/22 | Hershel Shanks’s First Person in the July/August 2015 issue of BAR.   Read more…

Digging into Ancient Ashkelon: The 2015 Season

06/17 | Dr. Tracy Hoffman provides an introduction to the 2015 field season at Ashkelon. This summer will be the second to last expedition to the ancient seaport.   Read more…

Byzantine Church Discovered Outside of Jerusalem

06/17 | Archaeologists have discovered a Byzantine-period church during excavations just outside of Jerusalem in Israel.   Read more…

Huqoq 2015: The Logistics of a Dig

06/16 | Learn about the immense work that goes into running the Huqoq excavations.   Read more…

Tel Burna: An Introduction to the Biblical Town

06/16 | The Tel Burna excavations are exposing a Canaanite town in Israel believed by some scholars to be Biblical Libnah. Excavation staff member Chris McKinny provides an introduction to Tel Burna.   Read more…

The Doorways of Solomon’s Temple

06/15 | In the Bible, the inner shrine of Solomon’s Temple is described as having five mezuzot. What are they? The question has puzzled Biblical scholars for centuries. Does a recently discovered   Read more…

An Archaeological Journey from Genesis through Jesus

06/12 | Editor Hershel Shanks has hand-picked 40 notable articles from BAR to honor the magazine’s 40th anniversary.   Read more…


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