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IAA Seizes Smuggled Egyptian Coffins

04/05 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced this week that two beautifully decorated and well preserved wooden coffin lids dating to the time of Egypt’s pharaohs were seized during a raid   Read more…

New Details Emerge About Lod Mosaic Artist

04/04 | Sixteen years ago, a beautiful and elegantly crafted third-century C.E. mosaic, festooned with lively depictions of wild beasts, birds and marine life, was discovered during roadwork near the town of   Read more…

What is it? Answer to Last Week’s BHD and Facebook Artifact Discussion

04/04 | What is it? Answer to Last Week’s BHD and Facebook Artifact Discussion   Read more…

ASOR Offers Free Access to Journals During April

04/03 | The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) announced this week that during the month of April it is providing free access to the past four years of content from its   Read more…

SBL Meeting Gives New Insights on Paul

04/02 | While attending the Society of Biblical Literature’s November 2011 conference in San Francisco, California, BHD contributing blogger Robin Gallaher Branch heard two intriguing lectures that presented new ways of thinking   Read more…

Canaan Canine Faces Threat in Israel

03/29 | First-century rock drawings in the Sinai and more than 700 fifth-century B.C.E. canine skeletons unearthed at the coastal site of Ashkelon south of Tel Aviv attest to the historical prominence   Read more…

The Bible in the News

03/29 | In his column The Bible in the News, Leonard J. Greenspoon looks at the various ways the famous Biblical story of the ten plagues of Egypt is used by today’s   Read more…

Price of the Shekel Rises to $1 Million

03/28 | An American collector paid $1.1 million for an ancient Judean coin at an auction in New York earlier this month. The silver shekel, dated to the first year of the   Read more…

What is it? Artifact Discussion on BHD and Facebook.

03/28 | The answer has been posted for last week’s discussion. Join our weekly artifact analyses on BHD and Facebook!   Read more…

Italian Dig in Iraq Discovers Bronze Age “Tomb of the Prince”

03/27 | Italian archaeologists working at Tal Abu Tbeirah in southern Iraq recently excavated a lavish tomb dating to the middle of the third millennium B.C.E. Dubbed the “tomb of the little   Read more…


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