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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…

Matthew J. Adams Appointed Dorot Director of the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

06/01 | On Sunday, June 1, 2014, Matthew J. Adams was appointed Dorot Director of the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, replacing Tel-Miqne/Ekron archaeologist Seymour (Sy) Gitin, who retired after   Read more…

How Ancient Taxes Were Collected Under King Manasseh

06/01 | Discovered during the Temple Mount Sifting Project, this seventh-century B.C.E. clay bulla inscribed in paleo-Hebrew script with the phrase “Gibeon, for the king” provides new evidence for how ancient taxes   Read more…

Understanding the Jewish Menorah

06/01 | The Jewish menorah—especially the Temple menorah, a seven-branched candelabra that stood in the Temple—is the most enduring and iconic Jewish symbol. But what did the Temple menorah actually look like?   Read more…

Dead Sea Scroll Mystery

05/30 | Hershel Shanks’s First Person in the May/June 2014 issue of BAR   Read more…

Cylinder Seals: A Better Impression

05/23 | How did Mesopotamians know whose pottery was whose? They signed them—but not like we do today. They used tiny cylinder seals carved with ornate decorations, and new 360-degree photography shines   Read more…

Masada Frescoes Restored and Returned

05/23 | Maurizio Tagliapietra with the restored frescoes at Masada, in a photo by Ilan Assayag from the Hebrew-language Haaretz publication.Frescoes uncovered during Yigael Yadin’s celebrated excavations   Read more…


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