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Roman Baths and Royal Assassinations: Two D.C.-Area Lectures

05/04 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) and Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) will be hosting the lectures “Roman Baths Here, There, and Everywhere” (May 17, 2015) and   Read more…

Computer Program Learning to Read Paleo-Hebrew Letters

04/30 | Researchers from Tel Aviv University are developing a computer program that can read Paleo-Hebrew, a script used by the Israelites over 2,600 years ago.   Read more…

Is the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife a Fake?

04/27 | When Harvard’s Karen King announced at a 2012 scholarly conference in Rome that a fragment of an authentic fourth-century gospel had come into her hands in which Jesus, speaking in   Read more…

Shroud of Turin Exhibit Opens in Turin, Italy

04/23 | The Shroud of Turin—purported to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth—is back on public display in Turin, Italy.   Read more…

Alexander in the East

04/22 | When the known world proved too small, Alexander the Great set his sights east. At its height, Alexander’s empire stretched east to India, north to the Danube River and south   Read more…

First Person: What Should We Do with $25,000?

04/20 | We have $25,000 available for an archaeological project! Yes, it’s true, and we’re inviting proposals. Here’s how it happened: Herod the Great lives on.   Read more…

Chapel of King Nectanebo I Uncovered in Ancient Heliopolis, Egypt

04/15 | Archaeologists have discovered evidence of a chapel at ancient Heliopolis in Egypt belonging to King Nectanebo I, the founder of the last native Egyptian dynasty.   Read more…

Early Christian Art Symbols Endure after Iconoclast Attack

04/13 | Depictions of fish and fishermen can be found in the colorful floor mosaics at the sixth-century C.E. basilica at Horvat Beit Loya. The mosaics were defaced by iconoclasts in the   Read more…

The Roman House and the Neo-Assyrian Empire: Two D.C.-Area Lectures

04/07 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will be hosting the lectures “Theatrical Scenes in Roman Houses” (April 12, 2015) and “Extreme Violence Under   Read more…

Ancient Synagogues in Israel and the Diaspora

04/06 | Rachel Hachlili examines ancient synagogues in Israel and throughout the ancient Near East.   Read more…


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