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First Turkish Dig Abroad Reveals Byzantine Baptistery in Kosovo

09/07 | Turkish excavations in Kosovo recently exposed a baptistery from the 6th century C.E. in the ancient city of Ulpiana. The original Roman city was destroyed in the fifth century C.E.,   Read more…

Ancient Reservoir Provided Water for First Temple Period Jerusalem

09/06 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and Jerusalem archaeologist Eli Shukron announced the discovery of a large First Temple period reservoir today, reshaping our understanding of ancient water systems and water   Read more…

A “Jesus Hideout” in Jordan

09/05 | Biblical Scholar James Tabor examines the setting of some of the Jesus’ final excursions before his crucifixion.   Read more…

Jewish City Discovered Near Be’er Sheva

09/05 | The Israel Aniquities Authority announced the discovery of a mid-first-millennium C.E. Byzantine-era Jewish city near modern Be’er Sheva. The site, which includes mikva’ot (ritual pools) and a synagogue, was discovered   Read more…

What in the World?

09/04 | What in the World? was the Penn Museum’s Peabody Award-winning popular weekly half-hour television program which was first seen in 1951 and which ran for 14 years. By the early   Read more…

Misogyny in the Bible

08/31 | Is God gendered as a male in the Bible? How could Scripture, the Word of God to so many Christians, be the product of patriarchy and its over-sexed values that   Read more…

Neolithic Figurines Discovered near Jerusalem

08/30 | The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery of two zoomorphic Neolithic figurines at the archaeological site Tel Motza. The stone figurines, depicting a ram and an abstract bovine, are over   Read more…

Theater Masks in Turkey Point to Traveling Roman Troupe

08/29 | Archaeologists suggest that the recent discovery of Roman-style bronze and iron theater masks in southeastern Turkey may have come from a traveling theater troupe, perhaps from as far away as   Read more…

Of Pirates and Virgins: Greek and Turkish Scholars Colloquiating

08/28 | The invitation to attend the Second Greek-Turkish Symposium on Epigraphy in May was one I couldn’t turn down. It had been extended by Mustafa Adak, the chairperson of the epigraphy   Read more…

ISRAEL APPEALS FORGERY DECISION

08/27 | The Israel government has appealed Jerusalem Judge Aharon Farkash’s decision in the case of the “Jehoash” inscription, an inscription which, if authentic, would be the only surviving royal Israelite inscription.   Read more…


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