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Video: What Was The Exodus?

03/11 | Watch a full-length lecture by University of California, San Diego scholar William Propp online for free.   Read more…

Video: Hero and Villain: Outline of the Exodus Pharaoh in Artapanus

03/10 | Watch a full-length lecture by University of Rome Sapienza scholar Caterina Moro online for free.   Read more…

Cats in Ancient Egypt

03/06 | According to a recent study, cats were domesticated in Egypt 5,700 years ago—almost two millennia earlier than previously thought.   Read more…

Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt and the Coptic Church: Two D.C.-Area Lectures

03/06 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) and Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) will be hosting the lectures “Visualizing the Afterlife: Monumental Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt” (March 12)   Read more…

50 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically

03/03 | In “Archaeology Confirms 50 Real People in the Bible,” in the March/April 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Purdue University scholar Lawrence Mykytiuk lists 50 figures from the Hebrew Bible   Read more…

Severed Hands: Trophies of War in New Kingdom Egypt

02/28 | Excavations conducted in a Hyksos palace at Tell el-Daba (ancient Avaris) in Egypt have for the first time provided archaeological evidence for a gruesome practice previously known only from texts   Read more…

Abel Beth Maacah Excavations Uncover Silver Hoard at an Ancient Crossroads

02/26 | Last summer’s inaugural excavations at Israel’s northernmost site not only uncovered Bronze and Iron Age architectural remains, but also a silver hoard including five hoop earrings and hacksilber ingots.   Read more…

Oded’s Other Ossuary

02/26 | The James Ossuary was only one of three ossuaries in Golan’s collection. Another revealed an important Jewish community in central Syria in Apamea and Palmyra in the time of Jesus   Read more…

The Shroud of Turin: Relic or Forgery?

02/23 | Is the Shroud of Turin real or fake? A new study claims that an ancient earthquake can explain why radiocarbon dating tests conducted on the shroud may not have been   Read more…

How to Make a Mudbrick

02/21 | While perhaps not all BAR readers have the time and resources to replicate an Iron Age gate or Byzantine mosaic, anyone can make a mudbrick! The recipe is simple—and the   Read more…


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