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First-Ever Philistine Cemetery Unearthed at Ashkelon

07/10 | The first and only Philistine cemetery ever discovered has been found outside the walls of ancient Ashkelon.   Read more…

Magdala 2016: Excavating the Hometown of Mary Magdalene

07/08 | Dr. Marcela Zapata-Meza introduces readers to the excavations at Magdala, a first-century C.E. fishing village and the hometown of Mary Magdalene in the Bible.   Read more…

Jezreel Expedition 2016: Jezreel Through Time

07/07 | As the Jezreel Expedition’s fourth season of excavation comes to an end, learn what the excavators found this summer. From burnt animal bones to a monumental shaft tomb complex, the   Read more…

BAR Interview with Elie Wiesel and Frank Moore Cross

07/05 | Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel died on July 2, 2016. Read an interview BAR Editor Hershel Shanks conducted with Wiesel and Biblical scholar Frank Moore Cross,   Read more…

Antikythera Computer: World’s Oldest Computer Deciphered

07/03 | An international team of scientists recently determined that the once-mysterious Antikythera Mechanism was an elaborate astronomical calendar.   Read more…

“Down the Rabbit Hole”: Owner of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Papyrus Unmasked

06/30 | An investigative article by Ariel Sabar recently published in The Atlantic delves into the identity of the anonymous owner of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife papyrus, revealing more than anyone   Read more…

Timeline of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Saga

06/30 | Coptic scholar Christian Askeland provides a timeline of events in the controversial case of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.   Read more…

Ashkelon’s Last Hurrah

06/28 | BAR Associate Editor Megan Sauter chronicles the final season of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon.   Read more…

Jezreel Expedition 2016: It Takes More Than Moving Dirt to Dig the Bible

06/20 | Although digging is at the center of the daily activities of most archaeological projects, there are many other important jobs that are performed during the field season and year-round. The   Read more…

Hasmonean Coin Hoard Comes to Light at Modi’in

06/20 | After 2,140 years, a hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean Period has once again seen the light of day.   Read more…


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