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The Decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire

11/13 | A new study argues that overpopulation and drought may have contributed to the rapid demise of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.   Read more…

BASONOVA Lecture: Queen for Eternity

11/11 | On Sunday, November 16, 2014, the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia will host the lecture “Queen for Eternity: Digital Archaeology and the (After) Life of Meresank III” by Dr.   Read more…

Zeugma Excavations Reveal New Mosaics

11/10 | Ongoing excavations have uncovered three new mosaics in an ancient trade center that sat at the crossroads between the Mediterranean and the ancient Near East.   Read more…

Virtually Explore Bronze Age Cyprus: There’s an App for That

11/07 | Researchers are creating an augmented reality mobile app for a Late Bronze Age site in Cyprus.   Read more…

Meet the House of David at the Met

11/05 | Through January 4, 2015, the Tel Dan Stela and other treasures from the ancient Near East are on display in the exhibit Assyria to Iberia at the Met in New   Read more…

Asherah and the Asherim: Goddess or Cult Symbol?

11/04 | Who is Asherah? What is asherah? The reference may be to a particular goddess, a class of goddess or a cult symbol used to represent the goddess. It is sometimes   Read more…

Aaron in the Bible

11/04 | I have a problem with Aaron, number two in the great and glorious epic that recounts the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. He is a man   Read more…

Who Was Jesus’ Biological Father?

11/03 | Was Joseph Jesus’ biological father? If not, who was Jesus’ biological father? Andrew Lincoln examines what early Christians thought about conception and explains how views about this subject have changed   Read more…

Phaistos Disk Deciphered? Not Likely, Say Scholars

10/30 | A Bronze Age artifact that has eluded decipherment for over a century has finally been decoded—so claims linguist Gareth Owens. This article presents reactions by Aegean Bronze Age script experts.   Read more…

On the Shoulders of Giants: Directing Jerusalem’s Albright Institute

10/27 | Matthew J. Adams explains the challenges of taking over the directorship of the Albright—including an unexpected complication that happened during his first month as director.   Read more…


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