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Joseph and Esarhaddon of Assyria

05/16 | Even though he was not the oldest of his brothers, Esarhaddon was named heir apparent of his father Sennacherib, ruler of the Assyrian empire. But because of his jealous brothers,   Read more…

D.C.-Area Archaeology Event: Six Degrees of Pericles

05/16 | On May 22, 2016, Dr. Diane Cline of the George Washington University will deliver the lecture “Six Degrees of Pericles: Social Networks in Classical Athens” in the Washington, D.C. area.   Read more…

The Philistine Marketplace at Ashkelon

05/15 | In “Buy Low, Sell High: The Marketplace at Ashkelon” in the January/February 2014 issue of BAR, Daniel Master and Lawrence Stager examine what was traded and by whom in Philistine   Read more…

Paul’s First Missionary Journey through Perga and Pisidian Antioch

05/15 | Paul’s first missionary journey took him from Cyprus into the heart of Anatolia. Explore the route with a web-exclusive slideshow.   Read more…

Jesus Was a Refugee

05/12 | With news that over a million refugees have in the last year fled to Europe, scholar Joan E. Taylor says that it’s worth remembering that Jesus’ earliest years were, according   Read more…

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

05/09 | Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.   Read more…

Did I Find King David’s Palace?

05/08 | Excavator Eilat Mazar describes finding what she believes to be King David’s Palace in Jerusalem. Originally published in the January/February 2006 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review.   Read more…

King David’s Palace and the Millo

05/08 | In the study of Biblical archaeology, Biblical texts and archaeological finds must be examined critically and independently, but ultimately, they must be interpreted together. Such an approach can be applied   Read more…

A Feast for the Senses … and the Soul

05/08 | Go on a journey of the senses through history and discover the significance of ritual feasts and meals in antiquity.   Read more…

The Last Days of Hattusa

05/07 | In the latter part of the second millennium B.C., the Hittite empire was a Near Eastern superpower. Its capital, Hattusa, was a great city of palaces and temples surrounded by   Read more…


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