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Jewelry from the Time of the Judges Found at Megiddo

03/01 | Archaeologists working at the site of Megiddo in Israel’s Jezreel Valley recently discovered a hoard of gold, silver and bronze jewelry dating to around 1100 B.C.E. The jewelry was found   Read more…

Ancient Gravestone Epitaphs Give Insight into Early Jews and Christians

03/01 | In “Tales from Tombstones” in the March/April 2012 issue of BAR, two scholars expert in interpreting the gravestone epitaphs and iconography—Professor Steven Fine and Kalliope I. Kritikakou-Nikolaropoulou—provide separate discussions of   Read more…

Greek Warrior’s Helmet Found in Bay of Haifa

02/29 | Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) report that a Greek warrior’s helmet recovered from the Bay of Haifa likely belonged to a Greek mercenary who fought for the Egyptian   Read more…

Ancient World’s Largest Cemetery Identified at Biblical Zoar (Ancient Zoora)

02/28 | At the southeastern end of the Dead Sea, nestled between the salt-encrusted shores of the sea and the dark, foreboding slopes of the Transjordanian highlands, lies Biblical Zoar (ancient Zoora   Read more…

Getting to Know SBL’s John Kutsko

02/28 | John F. Kutsko has been at the helm of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the world’s oldest and largest international organization of scholars in the many fields related to   Read more…

Archaeologists Begin Restoring Ancient Egyptian Ship

02/28 | Japanese and Egyptian archaeologists and conservators are beginning the long process of restoring the second of two ancient ships that were buried with the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu near the Great   Read more…

Turkish Authorities Claim to Have Seized Early Biblical Text

02/27 | Turkish media outlets report that Turkey is in possession of a 1,500-year-old Biblical text that was seized by police in 2000 during a raid on a smuggling operation. The text,   Read more…

Who Governed the Roman Province of Lycia-Pamphylia?

02/24 | One thing I enjoy about living in Turkey is the serendipitous discoveries waiting to be found. Last year as my wife and I were returning from the grocery store, I   Read more…

Toilet History Meets Biblical History

02/24 | We have long known that notions of privacy in ancient toilets were different from ours. At several Roman-period sites, archaeologists have found long benches with rows of ancient toilets with   Read more…

Site Where Ark of the Covenant Rested to Be Preserved

02/23 | An Israeli heritage committee has allocated NIS 5 million (about $1.3 million) for the renovation and preservation of Tel Shiloh, the site where, according to Biblical tradition, the Ark of   Read more…


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