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Arrival in Israel

06/24 | BAS web editor describes his arrival in Israel before the 2013 excavations at Tel Kabri.   Read more…

The Genesis of Brewing

06/21 | Great Lakes Brewing Company, based in Cleveland, Ohio, is going back to its roots—way, way back, some 5,000 years to the earliest recordings of brewing from Sumer, the first civilization   Read more…

New App Provides On-Site Virtual Tour of Ruins

06/18 | What typically remain at archaeological sites are the ruins of once-magnificent cities. Visitors must rely on site plans and tour guides to imagine what stood before them long ago—temples, fortifications   Read more…

Roman Concrete

06/13 | Standing the tests of time, Roman concrete is very resilient. One only has to look at structures like the Pantheon in Rome or the harbor at Caesarea Maritima in Israel   Read more…

Lovers’ Tale

06/12 | In “Daphnis and Chloe in the Garden of Eden” in the July/August 2013 issue of BAR, Theodore Feder explores how a second-century pagan love story alludes to the Biblical tale   Read more…

Sidon Archaeology Museum to Share Artifacts from the Biblical City

06/11 | The rich cultural heritage of Lebanon’s third-largest city will soon be preserved and presented on site as developers plan the construction of a brand-new archaeology museum in Sidon.   Read more…

The Curse of Ham—A New Reading in the Dead Sea Scrolls

06/07 | The harshness of the curse of Ham, his son Canaan and their descendants has been a source of scholarly debate for millennia. A new reading of the Dead Sea Scroll   Read more…

Exhibit Watch: Exodus, Cyber-Archaeology and the Future

06/05 | Following the recent conference “Out of Egypt: Israel’s Exodus Between Text and Memory, History and Imagination,” UC San Diego is hosting the exhibit “EX3: Exodus, Cyber-Archaeology and the Future” through   Read more…

Spurned Samaria

06/04 | One of the most storied cities in the ancient world has seen better days. Samaria was established by Omri as the capital of the northern Kingdom of Israel in the   Read more…

Extraterrestrial Elements in Egyptian Equipment

05/31 | Where did Egyptians get the iron to make the beads found in a fourth-millennium-B.C.E. cache at the Gerzeh cemetery? Scholars have long been mystified by the discovery, which predates evidence   Read more…


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