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Old Sherds, New Science

05/03 | The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) has recently published a must-read for dig directors with the imposing and somewhat intimidating title Cyber-Archaeology in the Holy Land—The Future of the Past. It   Read more…

Feeding the Pyramid Builders

04/26 | It takes a lot to build a pyramid that will stand for 4,500 years. An estimated 10,000 workers built Menkaure’s pyramid at Giza. What did they eat?   Read more…

First Punic War Battle Rams Uncovered Off the Coast of Sicily

04/25 | The First Punic War ended in 241 after Rome defeated the Carthaginian navy near the Aegadian (Egadi) Islands off the coast of Sicily. Maritime archaeological surveys conducted by the RPM   Read more…

Proto-Aeolic Capital Kept Quiet—But Why?

04/23 | Archaeologist Binyamin Tropper recently discovered a proto-aeolic capital still attached to its column in a cave south of Jerusalem. Apparently the IAA has known about the proto-aeolic capital and column   Read more…

Anna in the Bible

04/19 | Anna is one of the Bible’s most unusual women. Introduced at the end of the Birth Narrative (Luke 1:1-2:40), Anna concludes the sextet of named, pious Israelites surrounding the miraculous   Read more…

Video: 3-D Digging at Çatalhöyük

04/17 | Watch Duke University Professor Maurizio Forte introduce new cyber-archaeology techniques used at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük   Read more…

Iron Age Weapons—From Cold Metal to Warm-Blooded Animals

04/16 | Judging by the numerous Biblical stories, victory stele and battle reliefs, war seems to have been widespread in antiquity. But in our modern world of jets, rockets and tanks, how   Read more…

A Monumental Underwater Structure in the Sea of Galilee

04/15 | What is a monumental ancient stone structure doing in the Sea of Galilee? In a recent issue of The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Israeli archaeologists, geophysicists and oceanographers discuss   Read more…

Mikveh Discovery Highlights Ritual Bathing in Second Temple Period Jerusalem

04/12 | Israeli archaeologists recently uncovered a mikveh, or Jewish ritual bath, in Jerusalem’s Qiryat Menachem neighborhood that dates back to the Second Temple period (538 B.C.E–70 C.E.).   Read more…

Victor Hurowitz (1948-2013)

04/10 | It is always a special tragedy when a scholar dies relatively young. Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, a widely respected professor in the department of Bible, archaeology and ancient Near East at   Read more…


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