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Philistine and Israelite Religion at Tell es-Safi/Gath

08/01 | Over the past few years, excavations at Tell es-Safi have exposed some remarkable cultic discoveries, including a horned altar. Watch excavation director Aren Maeir describe the find and its relation   Read more…

Lebanese Cedar—The Prized Tree of Ancient Woodworking

08/01 | In the Biblical world, Lebanese cedar (Cedrus libani) trees were highly sought after as an excellent source of timber for ancient woodworking. The wood’s high quality, pleasant scent and resistance   Read more…

When Did Christianity Begin to Spread?

08/01 | How old is Christianity? Churches are among Biblical archaeology findings that hold the answer.   Read more…

Judaea Capta Coin Uncovered in Bethsaida Excavations

07/30 | A bronze Judaea Capta coin issued by Jewish ruler Agrippa II was discovered in the 2014 Bethsaida excavations.   Read more…

Nebuchadnezzar Cylinder Goes for $605,000!

07/29 | While the Cyrus Cylinder has been making its rounds on an international exhibition circuit, another cylinder of a famous Mesopotamian emperor has recently been brought to the public eye.   Read more…

Ashkelon’s Archaeology Curriculum 2014

07/29 | Science teacher Kerrie Rovito describes her summer excavating at Ashkelon and what she will be bringing back to her students.   Read more…

Gender in Archaeology at Abel Beth Maacah

07/28 | Cornell University professor Lauren Monroe reflects on the lives of the women who once lived at Abel Beth Maacah as well as how motherhood has changed her experience on an   Read more…

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…


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