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Archaeologists Find Earliest Known Metal Equestrian Bit in Israel

03/22 | Excavations at the Middle Bronze Age site of Tel Haror in Israel uncovered a metal bit in an equid burial dating between 1750 and 1650 B.C.E. It is the oldest   Read more…

Biblical Archaeology and Jesus—The Abbreviated Versions

03/22 | A discussion of Leonard Greenspoon’s review of the new short introductions on Jesus and Biblical Archaeology, by Richard Bauckham and Eric Cline   Read more…

Jeremiah, Prophet of the Bible, Brought Back to Life

03/22 | The relationship between archaeology and the Bible is not always an easy one, but sometimes they come together in striking agreement as witnesses to history. Two small clay bullae (seal   Read more…

Dead Sea Scrolls on the Go

03/21 | If your eReader travels everywhere with you, why not take the Dead Sea Scrolls with you too? The Biblical Archaeology Society has just released eReader versions of two of our   Read more…

What is it? Answer to the Facebook discussion from 3/21/12

03/21 | What is this object?

We are glad to see the discussion on our facebook page, and are happy to share the answer and its archaeological context! Keep checking out the   Read more…

Archaeologists Use Satellites to Identify Thousands of Sites in Syria

03/21 | A recent innovative project combining 1960s spy-satellite photography, multispectral images and digital maps of the Earth’s surface has mapped 14,000 settlements across 8,880 square miles in northeastern Syria. The study   Read more…

Research Suggests an Extended (After)Lifespan for Meidum Necropolis

03/20 | For over a century, Egyptologists have studied the necropolis of Meidum as an exclusively Old Kingdom (27-22nd centuries B.C.E.) burial site, but new investigations by Polish researcher Teodozja Rzeuska suggest   Read more…

Leaked Memo Signals Danger to Syrian Antiquities

03/19 | The Facebook page “Le patrimoine archéologique syrien en danger” (“Syrian Archaeological Ruins in Danger”) released an internal Syrian government memo discussing a large-scale antiquities looting operation being set up by   Read more…

What Are These Strange Markings Found Near Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring?

03/16 | The function of these strange, V-shaped markings discovered near the Gihon Spring in the City of David (Jerusalem) has completely baffled archaeologists.   Read more…

Inmate Turns Egyptologist Through Study of Hieroglyphs (and BAR)

03/16 | Timothy Fenstermacher, an inmate at Tehachapi State Prison, surprised Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) editors in 2010 with an insightful response regarding the distribution of the so-called “Sinai hieroglyph” referenced in   Read more…


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