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The Oracle of Delphi—Was She Really Stoned?

07/01 | 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…

Tel Burna 2015: The Specialists

07/01 | Excavation staff member Chris McKinny introduces us to the specialized professionals participating in the 2015 field season at Tel Burna.   Read more…

Ancient Dolphin Statue Unearthed in the Negev Desert

06/30 | Archaeologists excavating in the Negev desert have discovered an ancient dolphin statue dating back about 2,000 years.   Read more…

The Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas

06/29 | New Testament scholar Simon Gathercole examines what the sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas reveal about the early Christian world in which they were written.   Read more…

The Gospel of Thomas’s 114 Sayings of Jesus

06/29 | Read the 114 sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of Thomas as translated by Stephen J. Patterson and James M. Robinson.   Read more…

Huqoq 2015: Inside an Archaeologist’s Toolkit

06/25 | Learn what’s in Huqoq archaeologist Brian Coussens’s toolkit.   Read more…

ISIS Plants Explosives in Ancient City of Palmyra

06/23 | The Islamic State (known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) laid mines and bombs around the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria this past Sunday, a monitoring group reported.   Read more…

Tel Burna 2015: Opening New Squares with People from All Over the World

06/22 | Tel Burna excavation staff member Chris McKinny introduces us to some of the archaeology volunteers from all over the world and explains what is meant by opening a new square.   Read more…

First Person: Time Inflation

06/22 | Hershel Shanks’s First Person in the July/August 2015 issue of BAR.   Read more…

Digging into Ancient Ashkelon: The 2015 Season

06/17 | Dr. Tracy Hoffman provides an introduction to the 2015 field season at Ashkelon. This summer will be the second to last expedition to the ancient seaport.   Read more…


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