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Breaking News: Golan and Deutsch Acquitted of All Forgery Charges

03/14 | On March 14, Jerusalem Judge Aharon Farkash found defendants Oded Golan and Robert Deutsch not guilty of all charges of forgery. The judge stated that there is no evidence that   Read more…

Video: Hershel Shanks Explores the Evidence Before the James Ossuary Trial

03/13 | Just before the James Ossuary trial, Biblical Archaeology Review editor Hershel Shanks delivered a public lecture at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem explaining why the Israel Antiquities Authority had   Read more…

LiDAR at the Jezreel Expedition

03/13 | Update: Jezreel Expedition directors Norma Franklin and Jennie Ebeling discuss the results of the LiDAR survey in the May/June 2013 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. Read more about the Jezreel   Read more…

What You Need to Know Before the James Ossuary Forgery Trial Verdict

03/12 | This Wednesday, March 14, Jerusalem judge Aharon Farkash delivers his verdict in the “forgery trial of the century.” He will be deciding whether the case’s two remaining defendants, Tel Aviv   Read more…

Restoration Completed on the World’s Oldest Major Parliament

03/12 | After the largest archaeological restoration project in Turkish history, taking over two years and costing 7.5 million Turkish liras to complete, the Lycian League Parliament building in Patara has regained   Read more…

Answer to What is it? Facebook discussion posted 3/7/12

03/12 |

In last week’s What Is It? Facebook discussion this artifact was presented with multiple choices.  After a week’s facebook discussion, we are happy to be able to   Read more…

Joseph Naveh (1928–2011)

03/09 | Joseph Naveh, Israel’s preeminent paleographer, died on November 21, 2011, at age 83. Known to his friends as Yossi, he was, in the words of one obituary, “among the nephilim”   Read more…

Bowling Green State University Explores Repatriation of Looted Mosaics

03/09 | Bowling Green State University has quickly and candidly responded to accusations of owning looted mosaics from the Turkish site of Zeugma. The Turkish government requested that the mosaics be returned   Read more…

Apotropaic Guardians, Ancient Symbols, Divine Icons or Children’s Toys?

03/08 | Clay, stone and plaster figurines have been found across the ancient world, but their significance repeatedly mystifies archaeologists. What are these ancient symbols? Could they be apotropaic guardians, children’s toys,   Read more…

Syrian Forces Take Up Positions in Palmyra’s Ruins

03/08 | According to residents of the Syrian town of Palmyra, the site of one of the largest trade emporiums of the ancient world, the Syrian army has occupied the town’s ancient   Read more…


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