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The Masada Siege

06/13 | What do we know about the Roman siege of Masada? We must consider both the account given by Josephus and the surviving archaeological evidence in order to reconstruct what happened.   Read more…

Johnny Applesea

06/12 | Two new genetic studies published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and PLOS Genetics suggest that Neolithic Near Eastern expansion occurred over water in addition to land.   Read more…

Excavating Ashkelon in 2014

06/12 | Follow the first week of excavations with Dr. Tracy Hoffman on the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon in Israel.   Read more…

Rolf Rendtorff (1925–2014)

06/11 | Rolf Rendtorff, emeritus professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg, passed away on April 1, 2014.   Read more…

Education from the Trenches: The 2014 Season

06/09 | Learn how Ashkelon is getting kids involved in archaeology.   Read more…

St. Sabas Seal Uncovered in Jerusalem

06/06 | IAA archaeologists recently announced the discovery of a double-faced lead seal containing the image of Saint Sabas at a 12th-century farmstead in Jerusalem.   Read more…

Ancient Phoenix: The Harbor That Might Have Been

06/05 | Explore a Pauline site on Crete with Mark Wilson.   Read more…

Map Quests: Geography, Digital Humanities and the Ancient World

06/04 | Print books are a monologue you pay for, whereas digital humanities are, when done correctly, a free dialogue. The use of GIS in Digital Humanities has given us new tools   Read more…

Epilepsy, Tutankhamun and Monotheism

06/03 | Tutankhamun died at a young age with a feminine physique. His closest relatives all shared similar features and fates. Hutan Ashrafian suggests that the royal family may have had an   Read more…

BAR Now Available for iPad, Android and Kindle Fire

06/01 | We are proud to announce that the rave-reviewed Biblical Archaeology Review iPad edition is now available for Kindle Fire and Android tablets. Readers can navigate the ancient world more easily   Read more…


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