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Who Were the Minoans?

02/02 | Crete’s Minoan civilization has long been considered Europe’s first great Bronze Age society. But who were the Minoans? A recent DNA study suggests that the Minoan civilization comprised of local   Read more…

Manot Cave Skull Links Modern Humans to Neanderthals

02/02 | A 55,000-year-old skull discovered in Israel could point to where modern humans and Neanderthals interbred.   Read more…

The “High Place” at Tel Gezer

01/30 | Tel Gezer’s first excavator, R.A.S. Macalister, believed there was a “high place” dedicated to child sacrifice at the Canaanite site. William G. Dever disagrees.   Read more…

10 Great Biblical Artifacts at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

01/28 | The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the world’s most important collections of Biblical artifacts.   Read more…

No, No, Bad Dog: Dogs in the Bible

01/26 | Dogs—or celeb in Hebrew—were not well loved in the Bible. Given the negative associations with dogs, it is surprising that one of the great Hebrew spies bears this name.   Read more…

D.C.-Area Lecture: The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project

01/26 | On Sunday, February 8, 2015, the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia will host the lecture “The Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project” by Dr. Peter Schertz, curator at the   Read more…

Amphipolis Excavation: Discoveries in Alexander the Great-Era Tomb Dazzle the World

01/22 | Dating to the time of legendary Macedonian king Alexander the Great, the Amphipolis Tomb in Greece has been making headlines around the world.   Read more…

Were There Arameans at Abel Beth Maacah?

01/20 | Because of its border location and the Biblical references that associate Arameans with Maacah, Robert Mullins and Nava Panitz-Cohen are digging for Arameans at the site of Abel Beth Maacah   Read more…

Bethsaida Excavations Reveal Possible Royal Escape Tunnel

01/16 | An escape tunnel may have been identified underneath the Iron Age palace at Bethsaida.   Read more…

Largest Known Ancient Egyptian Fortress Excavated at Tell el-Habua

01/15 | The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry recently announced the excavation of a 3,000-year-old fortress—the largest discovered to date in Egypt—at the site of Tell el-Habua.   Read more…


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