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New on CNN: Finding Jesus

03/11 | CNN’s Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery investigates six artifacts that may shed new light on Jesus and his world.   Read more…

Ancient Mesopotamia and Alexander the Great: Two D.C.-Area Lectures

03/11 | The Washington, D.C.-area BASONOVA and BAF will be hosting the lectures “The Problem of Evil in Ancient Mesopotamia” and “Israel and the Conquests of Alexander the Great” in March 2015.   Read more…

Tel ‘Eton Excavations Reveal Possible Judahite Administrative Center

03/10 | Archaeological work at the site of Tel ‘Eton in Israel may have uncovered an important Iron Age Judahite administrative center.   Read more…

How Was Jesus’ Tomb Sealed?

03/09 | In the March/April 2015 issue of BAR, Urban C. von Wahlde looks at the Gospel accounts to see how the stone that sealed the tomb of Jesus is portrayed.   Read more…

The Archaeological Quest for the Earliest Christians

03/04 | In part two of a two-part series, Douglas Boin challenges the idea that Christians left so few archaeological traces behind because they couldn’t afford to make them.   Read more…

Has the Childhood Home of Jesus Been Found?

03/02 | The childhood home of Jesus may have been found underneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent in Nazareth, Israel, according to archaeologist Ken Dark.   Read more…

Exodus in the Bible and the Egyptian Plagues

03/01 | The Book of Exodus in the Bible describes ten Egyptian plagues that bring suffering to the land of pharaoh. Are these Biblical plagues plausible on any level? In the following   Read more…

The Staurogram

03/01 | The staurogram, a crucifixion symbol made out of the Greek letters tau-rho, is 200 years older than the oldest previously-known images of Jesus on the cross.   Read more…

ISIS Destroys Antiquities in Mosul, Iraq

02/27 | ISIS has released video footage documenting the destruction of antiquities in Mosul, Iraq.   Read more…

King Senebkay of ‘Lost’ Abydos Dynasty Died in Battle

02/27 | A full forensic analysis on King Senebkay’s skeleton reveals the long-forgotten Egyptian pharaoh died violently in battle.   Read more…


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