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Ancient Pergamon

11/15 | Ancient Pergamon’s strategic location along both land and sea trading routes contributed to its prosperity. Pilgrims from all over the Mediterranean region would flock to the city to engage in   Read more…

What Was Life Like for Roman Slaves?

11/15 | In the southwest of Asia Minor, at the site of Aphrodisias, Turkey, archaeology is providing new insight into the lives of Roman slaves, including a man named Zoilos who earned   Read more…

The Split of Early Christianity and Judaism

11/14 | Northern Renaissance painter Robert Campin’s Marriage of the Virgin dramatically captures the split of early Christianity and Judaism.   Read more…

Lachish: Open Access to BAR Articles on Lachish Archaeology

11/14 | Tel Lachish has a rich excavation history. To mark the opening of the fourth expedition to Lachish, we’ve made a collection of seven seminal BAR articles on the third expedition   Read more…

The Seleucid Akra: 2,200-Year-Old Jerusalem Fortress Uncovered?

11/13 | Archaeologists excavating in the City of David may have found the fortress that Seleucid King Antiochus constructed following his conquest of Jerusalem around 167 B.C.E.   Read more…

Was Jesus a Jew?

11/12 | Was Jesus a Jew? Some people claim that Jesus was a Christian. Some have claimed that he was an Aryan Christian. But in recent decades scholars have been returning to   Read more…

Has the Childhood Home of Jesus Been Found?

11/12 | 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…

Which Altar Was the Right One in Ancient Israelite Religion?

11/09 | What do Iron Age altars tell us about Biblical sacrifices and worship in ancient Israelite religion?   Read more…

Two D.C.-Area Archaeology Events

11/06 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “Egyptians, Canaanites, Sea Peoples and Early Israel at the End of the Bronze   Read more…

Jewish Captives in the Imperial City

11/05 | Ancient Rome was the superpower of its day. Yet, when the Romans conquered the tiny province of Judea and quashed the First Jewish Revolt in 70 C.E., it was actually   Read more…


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