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Israel’s Treasures Online

05/25 | Thanks to the Israel Antiquities Authority, all of the artifacts in the Rockefeller Museum’s collection are being digitized.   Read more…

ISIS Captures Syrian City of Palmyra

05/20 | The historic city of Palmyra in Syria has fallen to the Islamic State, according to reports.   Read more…

Video: How to Make a Mudbrick at Tell Timai (Ancient Thmuis)

05/19 | Excavation staff member Marta Lorenzon provides a look into the creation of new mudbricks to conserve the ancient walls at Tell Timai.   Read more…

What Does the Aegean World Have to Do with the Biblical World?

05/18 | What does the ancient Aegean world in the west have to do with the Biblical world in the east? Quite a lot, according to Aegean archaeology specialist Louise Hitchcock.   Read more…

The Philistine Marketplace at Ashkelon

05/15 | In “Buy Low, Sell High: The Marketplace at Ashkelon” in the January/February 2014 issue of BAR, Daniel Master and Lawrence Stager examine what was traded and by whom in Philistine   Read more…

Paul’s First Missionary Journey through Perga and Pisidian Antioch

05/15 | Paul’s first missionary journey took him from Cyprus into the heart of Anatolia. Explore the route with a web-exclusive slideshow.   Read more…

Neolithic Figurine Could Lead to Reassessment of Prehistoric Israel

05/13 | A small Neolithic figurine unearthed near Beit Hilkia in south-central Israel could have archaeologists rethinking the nature of the cultures living in prehistoric Israel some 8,000 years ago.   Read more…

Lawrence H. Schiffman on the Dead Sea Scrolls’ History

05/11 | In the May/June 2015 issue of BAR, Lawrence H. Schiffman describes the Dead Sea Scrolls’ history, from their discovery in the Qumran caves to the state of present-day scroll research.   Read more…

Ten Commandments Dead Sea Scroll to Be Displayed in Israel

05/06 | The Israel Museum in Jerusalem will display a Dead Sea Scroll containing one of the earliest known copies of the Ten Commandments.   Read more…

TV Series “Dig” Delivers Drama

05/05 | The TV series “Dig” on the USA Network captures the excitement of discovering the Biblical world.   Read more…


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