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Discovering Early Farming Society in Israel

03/13 | The Israel Antiquties Authority announced the discovery of an unprecedented Neolithic site in Israel on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.   Read more…

Hershel Shanks Urges Megiddo Expedition to Try Wet-Sifting

03/13 | Hershel Shanks argues that the success of the Temple Mount Sifting Project should encourage Megiddo expedition excavators to try wet sifting these Megiddo dumps, which have already produced important finds   Read more…

Drawing of an Apostle Fetches $47.8 Million at Auction

03/12 | You know you’re among the masters when one of your practice sketches draws a higher price at auction than most artists could hope to get for their entire collection of   Read more…

What is it?

03/08 | Thank you all for participating in this weekend’s What is it? discussion. We’ve updated the page with the answer and details on the artifact below. D. Babylonian priestly record.   Read more…

The Making of a Messiah

03/08 | In this post I want to to consider what I call the “textual dynamics of messianic self-identity.” I realize that is a mouthful but bear with me here, as this   Read more…

Mapping Ancient Sites in Iran

03/07 | At Tehran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) ceremony earlier this week, researchers unveiled a new map of 45,000 archaeological sites across Iran. The team has been working on   Read more…

Cyber-Archaeology at Petra

03/04 | A recent two-day Cyber-Archaeology expedition at Petra provided new insights on structural conservation and the next generation of public archaeology data presentation.   Read more…

Ancient Worship in Israel—Before the Israelites

03/01 | A new exhibit of a large treasure trove at Haifa’s National Maritime Museum is offering a glimpse of Canaanite cultic practices that existed when the Israelites arrived in the Holy   Read more…

Epic Genes: Dating The Iliad

02/28 | The Iliad, an epic poem on the heroes and events of Trojan war, is one of the oldest extant pieces of Western literature. But just how old is it?   Read more…

Arguments Against Locating Sodom at Tall el-Hammam

02/27 | The proposal that Sodom has been found on the northeastern side of the Dead Sea has been around for a decade or so, but with the publication of an article   Read more…


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