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An Unexpected Consequence of the Christian Crusades

03/29 | The Fihrist, and the scholarship it represents, is one of the shining positives that emerged from the Crusades.   Read more…

What Were the Crusades and How Did They Impact Jerusalem?

03/29 | Some of the most famous churches in Jerusalem were built during the Christian Crusades by Crusaders wishing to memorialize sites they believed to have great Christian significance.   Read more…

Ancient Lullabies in Mesopotamia

03/28 | Parents worldwide and through the ages have longed for a magical cure for their crying babies. In his Archaeological Views column, David Bosworth examines ancient Mesopotamian lullabies used to soothe   Read more…

Ivory Pomegranate Revisited: A Relic from Solomon’s Temple?

03/23 | The famous inscribed ivory pomegranate, which, if authentic, may have been the head of a scepter from Solomon’s Temple, has endured decades of debate. Is the inscription real, or is   Read more…

Has Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb Been Located?

03/23 | Where is Queen Nefertiti’s tomb? Radar scans performed in King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber suggest that additional chambers lie behind the north and west walls.   Read more…

The ‘Gods of Egypt’ Movie: A Mess of Anachronisms and Exoticization

03/18 | Egyptologist Beth Ann Judas reviews the Gods of Egypt movie, describing it as portraying ancient Egyptian mythology with “fleeting moments of random accuracy.”   Read more…

Rare Roman Gold Coin Minted by Trajan Found

03/16 | A 1,900-year-old Roman gold coin minted by Emperor Trajan was recently found by a hiker in Galilee.   Read more…

Givati Parking Lot Dig Unearths Rare Seal of Woman

03/15 | Two First Temple period seals were discovered in the Givati Parking Lot excavations in Jerusalem. One seal belonged to a woman named Elihana bat Gael.   Read more…

The Creation of Woman in the Bible

03/14 | How was the first woman created in Genesis 2? Was she made from the man’s rib or, as recently suggested in BAR, from his os baculum?   Read more…

Origins: 3.14159265…

03/14 | Why did the ancients invent increasingly subtle and ingenious methods to arrive at an exact value of pi? Human curiosity.   Read more…


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