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Prehistoric Parasite Bloomed with Mesopotamian Farming

07/01 | A parasite egg discovered in a 6,200-year-old skeleton in Syria has provided the earliest known evidence that the use of irrigation in farming triggered the spread of the schistosome parasite.   Read more…

Gospel of John Commentary: Who Wrote the Gospel of John and How Historical Is It?

07/01 | The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of Jesus. Yet only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the   Read more…

Minoan Frescoes at Tel Kabri

07/01 | Over 100 years of excavations on Crete have exposed elegant Minoan frescoes that once adorned the walls of the island’s Bronze Age palaces. This distinctively colorful Aegean art style flourished   Read more…

Who Was Moses? Was He More than an Exodus Hero?

07/01 | Who was Moses? Was he more than an Exodus hero? Discover the Biblical Moses with Peter Machinist in his article, “The Man Moses.”   Read more…

The “Original” Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

06/27 | For centuries, Bible scholars examined two ancient texts to elucidate the original language of the Bible: the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint. Hebrew University of Jerusalem scholar Emanuel Tov suggests   Read more…

Were 50,000 Soldiers Buried By a Sandstorm?

06/26 | The disappearance of a 50,000-soldier army provides a tantalizing mystery for archaeologists—what happened? Were they really buried in a massive sandstorm? Not likely, according to Egyptologist Olaf Kaper.   Read more…

David and Uriah

06/23 | Listen as Emory University Hebrew Bible professor Jacob L. Wright reads a selection from his critically acclaimed new book David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory. The reading   Read more…

The Kani Shaie Archaeological Project

06/19 | In a web-exclusive report, the directors of the Kani Shaie Archaeological Project describe the preliminary results of the first systematic investigation in Iraqi Kurdistan of an Early Bronze Age site.   Read more…

The Cyprian Plague

06/19 | Archaeologists working in Thebes have discovered a burial for victims of the 3rd-century C.E. Cyprian Plague.   Read more…

Ancient Coins and Looting

06/18 | If archaeologists are the detectives of history, then ancient coins are the “smoking guns” of the ancient crime scene. Looting removes this evidence.   Read more…


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