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Mikveh Discovery Highlights Ritual Bathing in Second Temple Period Jerusalem

04/12 | Israeli archaeologists recently uncovered a mikveh, or Jewish ritual bath, in Jerusalem’s Qiryat Menachem neighborhood that dates back to the Second Temple period (538 B.C.E–70 C.E.).   Read more…

Victor Hurowitz (1948-2013)

04/10 | It is always a special tragedy when a scholar dies relatively young. Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, a widely respected professor in the department of Bible, archaeology and ancient Near East at   Read more…

Practical Uses for Photogrammetry on Archaeological Excavations

04/09 | An illustrated guide to photogrammetry by the Jezreel Valley Regional Project’s Adam Prins and Matthew J. Adams.   Read more…

Restoring the Ancient Cave Church of St. Peter

04/08 | The world’s oldest cave church, located in Antakya, Turkey, is set to undergo a major restoration project.   Read more…

Money Talks through Ancient Coins

04/05 | Numismatics is a unique scholarly discipline that spans archaeology, ancient history and epigraphy. It seems the axiom “money talks” is true. A guest blog contribution by Dr. Mark Wilson.   Read more…

Byzantine Wine Press Uncovered in Israel

04/04 | The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery of a massive Byzantine wine press near Hamei Yo’av.   Read more…

Freeing the Dead Sea Scrolls

04/04 | How the world has changed—in only 25 years. A recent public letter from Israel Antiquities Authority director Shuka Dorfman tells us he is “very proud” to announce the availability of   Read more…

Back-Breakers from Ashkelon and Hazor

04/03 | William G. Dever reviews “Ashkelon 3 The Seventh Century B.C.” and “Hazor: The 1990–2009 Excavations: The Iron Age” by Lawrence E. Stager, Daniel M. Master, J. David Schloen, Amnon Ben-Tor,   Read more…

New Monumental Structure Uncovered Near Ur

03/29 | After nearly 80 years, archaeologists have returned to one of the world’s most prolific archaeology sites, and have uncovered a monumental new structure.   Read more…

Ancient Crucifixion Images

03/27 | Crucifixion images abound today—from sculptures and icons in churches to the masterful paintings hanging in museums. But how many of these actually give us a realistic idea of what Jesus’   Read more…


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