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At Carthage, Child Sacrifice?

07/25 | Was child sacrifice really practiced at ancient Carthage? In “Infants Sacrificed? The Tale Teeth Tell” in the July/August 2014 issue of BAR, Patricia Smith discusses the research she and her   Read more…

Life on the Shikhin Excavation Project

07/23 | Retired teacher Kay Clements, who is the registrar for the Shikhin Excavation Project, describes how her experiences at Shikhin have opened her eyes to the past.   Read more…

Excavation Interrupted

07/23 | Dr. Tracy Hoffman describes the end of the 2014 field season of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, which was cut short by dramatic events in the region.   Read more…

Tradition or History? BAS Travelers Encounter Both on Rhodes

07/22 | Mark Wilson describes a recent visit to the island of Rhodes, where Paul stopped during his third journey while returning to Jerusalem.   Read more…

Göbekli Tepe Excavator Klaus Schmidt Passes Away

07/21 | Pioneering archaeologist Klaus Schmidt, who headed the excavations at Göbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey, has died at the age of 61.   Read more…

The Split of Early Christianity and Judaism

07/18 | Northern Renaissance painter Robert Campin’s Marriage of the Virgin dramatically captures the split of early Christianity and Judaism.   Read more…

New Gate Discovered at Tel Lachish

07/17 | Luke Chandler describes the discovery of a new gate on the Fourth Expedition to Lachish.   Read more…

World’s Oldest Accounting System Withstood Invention of Writing

07/16 | Clay tokens discovered in a first millennium B.C. administrative building at Ziyaret Tepe in Turkey suggest that the token system was not rendered obsolete with the development of writing, as   Read more…

Ashkelon Midseason

07/16 | For almost thirty years, the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon has excavated at the ancient seaport of Ashkelon in Israel. Dr. Tracy Hoffman provides a midseason update on the 2014   Read more…

First Person: Gold from the Temple?

07/15 | In his First Person in the July/August 2014 issue of BAR, Hershel Shanks discusses two very different inscriptions—the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus fragment and the Jehoash Inscription—that are both   Read more…


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