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Where Are the Royal Archives at Tel Hazor?

03/23 | Biblical Hazor was the largest and most important royal city in the Southern Levant in the second millennium B.C.E. Its continuing exploration has brought to light impressive architecture and unique   Read more…

Ancient Rock Art Shines Light on “Dark” Period

03/22 | For the first time in the Southern Levant, ancient rock art has been found in a megalithic tomb structure known as a dolmen.   Read more…

Has the Childhood Home of Jesus Been Found?

03/17 | The childhood home of Jesus may have been found underneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth, Israel, according to archaeologist Ken Dark.   Read more…

Is the Earliest Image of the Virgin Mary in the Dura-Europos Church?

03/16 | A third-century portrait of a woman drawing water from a well was uncovered in the Dura-Europos church in Syria. While this was originally interpreted as the Biblical scene of the   Read more…

Origins: 3.14159265…

03/14 | Why did the ancients invent increasingly subtle and ingenious methods to arrive at an exact value of pi? Human curiosity.   Read more…

Classical Corner: The Antonine Plague and the Spread of Christianity

03/13 | In 166 C.E., the Roman Empire was at the zenith of its power. The triumphant Roman legions, under the command of Emperor Lucius Verrus, returned to Rome victorious after having   Read more…

Who Were the Hittites?

03/12 | Archaeology tells us a lot about the Hittites—and the Neo-Hittites too. But it’s hard to reconcile this with the Hittites of the Bible.   Read more…

2,000-Year-Old Road Unearthed in Bet Shemesh

03/09 | Archaeologists working in Bet Shemesh, located 19 miles west of Jerusalem in Israel, discovered a Roman-period road near the modern Highway 375.   Read more…

Wilderness Wanderings: Where is Kadesh?

03/08 | In “Kadesh-Barnea—In the Bible and on the Ground” in the September/October 2015 issue of BAR, David Ussishkin, Lily Singer-Avitz and Hershel Shanks explore the archaeological evidence uncovered at Tell el-Qudeirat—believed   Read more…

First Person: Misogyny in the Bible

03/07 | According to scholar Christopher Rollston, there are many examples of the marginalization of women in the Bible.   Read more…


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