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Israel Antiquities Authority Is Victor in Forgery Lawsuit

03/15 | Read the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) press release on the forgery lawsuit and learn why the case was a victory for the IAA despite the fact that the judge acquitted   Read more…

What is it? Multiple choices for our Facebook discussion

03/15 | What is this object?

Multiple Choices for this week’s What is it? discussion. Start the discussion here and on our Facebook page! Share your thoughts and interpretations, and feel   Read more…

VERDICT: NOT GUILTY

03/14 | Defendants Oded Golan and Robert Deutsch were acquitted of all forgery charges on a bone box reading “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.”   Read more…

Breaking News: Golan and Deutsch Acquitted of All Forgery Charges

03/14 | On March 14, Jerusalem Judge Aharon Farkash found defendants Oded Golan and Robert Deutsch not guilty of all charges of forgery. The judge stated that there is no evidence that   Read more…

Video: Hershel Shanks Explores the Evidence Before the James Ossuary Trial

03/13 | Just before the James Ossuary trial, Biblical Archaeology Review editor Hershel Shanks delivered a public lecture at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem explaining why the Israel Antiquities Authority had   Read more…

LiDAR at the Jezreel Expedition

03/13 | Update: Jezreel Expedition directors Norma Franklin and Jennie Ebeling discuss the results of the LiDAR survey in the May/June 2013 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. Read more about the Jezreel   Read more…

What You Need to Know Before the James Ossuary Forgery Trial Verdict

03/12 | This Wednesday, March 14, Jerusalem judge Aharon Farkash delivers his verdict in the “forgery trial of the century.” He will be deciding whether the case’s two remaining defendants, Tel Aviv   Read more…

Restoration Completed on the World’s Oldest Major Parliament

03/12 | After the largest archaeological restoration project in Turkish history, taking over two years and costing 7.5 million Turkish liras to complete, the Lycian League Parliament building in Patara has regained   Read more…

Answer to What is it? Facebook discussion posted 3/7/12

03/12 |

In last week’s What Is It? Facebook discussion this artifact was presented with multiple choices.  After a week’s facebook discussion, we are happy to be able to   Read more…

Joseph Naveh (1928–2011)

03/09 | Joseph Naveh, Israel’s preeminent paleographer, died on November 21, 2011, at age 83. Known to his friends as Yossi, he was, in the words of one obituary, “among the nephilim”   Read more…


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