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Tel Rehov House Associated with the Biblical Prophet Elisha

07/23 | The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) reported the discovery of a building that “might have been the house of Elisha the prophet” at Tel Rehov in Israel. The sixteen-year-long excavations at   Read more…

Will the IAA Return the James Ossuary to Oded Golan?

07/19 | The Israel Antiquities Authority is scheduled to return the famous ossuary, or bone box, inscribed “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” to Oded Golan.   Read more…

King David’s Palace at Khirbet Qeiyafa?

07/18 | The Israel Antiquities Authority’s (IAA) July 18, 2013 press release is crowned with an extraordinary headline: King David’s Palace was Uncovered in the Judean Shephelah.   Read more…

A 3D View of the Tell es-Safi Excavations

07/17 | Download an interactive pdf model of Tell es-Safi’s Area A excavations, developed by the Weizmann Institute’s Steve Weiner and Yotam Asscher.   Read more…

A Virtual Tour of the Temple Mount

07/17 | A new virtual tour of the Temple Mount was released this week, in conjunction with the fast day of Tisha B’av.   Read more…

Rare Egyptian Sphinx Fragment Discovered at Hazor

07/12 | Excavators at the prominent Biblical site of Hazor in northern Israel have discovered part of a sphinx belonging to one of the pyramid-building pharaohs. All that remains of the small   Read more…

Jerusalem’s Earliest Alphabetic Text

07/10 | Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has uncovered an inscribed jar fragment from her excavations near the Temple Mount. Dating to the tenth century B.C., the inscription is   Read more…

The Field School at Tel Kabri

07/10 | Students at Tel Kabri have learned a diverse and advanced skill set at a field school accompanying the excavation, and we sat down with education director Alexandra Ratzlaff to learn   Read more…

The Evolution of a Dig Site

07/09 | Learn how archaeologists adapt their methodologies as they reach occupation layers and carefully examine ancient artifacts.   Read more…

Finding the Ironsides

07/09 | For the first time, the camp of the Sixth Roman Legion may have been located. Analyzing an enhanced high-resolution satellite photo, archaeologist Yotam Tepper of the Israel Antiquities Authority, in   Read more…


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