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A Feast for the Senses … and the Soul

05/08 | Go on a journey of the senses through history and discover the significance of ritual feasts and meals in antiquity.   Read more…

The Last Days of Hattusa

05/07 | In the latter part of the second millennium B.C., the Hittite empire was a Near Eastern superpower. Its capital, Hattusa, was a great city of palaces and temples surrounded by   Read more…

Was Biblical Israel an Egalitarian Society?

05/06 | Although excavated structures, pottery and other household artifacts offer a glimpse of daily life in the Iron Age highlands of Canaan, no burials or tombs have been found. What do   Read more…

Birdwatcher Spies Egyptian Scarab Seal at Dor

05/04 | Birdwatcher Alexander Ternopolsky spotted a rare Egyptian scarab seal at the archaeological site of Tel Dor on Israel’s Carmel Coast.   Read more…

Lilith in the Bible and Mythology

05/02 | Who were the original humans that God created in the Garden of Eden: Adam and Eve? Or Adam and Lilith? A close look at the opening chapters of Genesis—and ancient   Read more…

Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem?

05/01 | Israeli scholar Yigal Levin’s article “Did Pharaoh Sheshonq Attack Jerusalem” in the July/August 2012 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review examines the historical veracity of both the Egyptian Pharaoh’s account and   Read more…

Jezreel Expedition Sheds New Light on Ahab and Jezebel’s City

05/01 | There is much more to Jezreel than just the fortified hilltop site. “Greater Jezreel” includes a nearby spring that was the lifeblood of the city, as well as a sloping   Read more…

The Oracle of Delphi—Was She Really Stoned?

05/01 | According to Strabo and other sources, the Pythia who gave prophecies on behalf of Apollo was inspired by mysterious vapors. Is there evidence that intoxicating gases actually drifted through the   Read more…

Ancient Apiary on Display

04/27 | While we know this refers to the land of Israel, what does “flowing with milk and honey” mean? A new exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel,   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: A Hittite in King David’s Court?

04/27 | On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Dr. Billie Jean Collins will deliver the lecture “A Hittite in King David’s Court? In Search of the Iron Age Hittites” in the Washington, D.C.   Read more…


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