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Bronze Age Massacre Found in Turkey

02/22 | A recent article published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology reports that evidence of an Early Bronze Age massacre has been unearthed at the site of Titris Hoyuk in southern   Read more…

Jerusalem Archaeologists Uncover the “Elusive City” of Aelia Capitolina

02/21 | Recent excavations conducted in and around Jerusalem’s Old City are beginning to reveal the vestiges of Aelia Capitolina, the important but still relatively unknown Roman city built atop Jerusalem in   Read more…

A History of Horses in the Divided Kingdom of Israel and Judah

02/21 | Examine the history of horses in Ziony Zevit’s review of Deborah O’Daniel Cantrell’s The Horsemen of Israel: Horses and Charioty in Monarchic Israel.   Read more…

New Lot’s Cave Museum Set to Open at Ancient Zoar (Zoora)

02/17 | Located 1,329 feet below sea level at the southern edge of the Dead Sea, the aptly-named Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth is set to open this spring. The   Read more…

Did the Northern Kingdom of Israel Practice Customary Ancient Israelite Religion?

02/17 | There is very little archaeological evidence of royal ancient Israelite religion. Excavations have had greater access to sites showing everyday “folk religion,” mostly because the center of elite ancient Israelite   Read more…

An Expert’s Take on Toilet History and Customs from Antiquity to the Renaissance

02/17 | While reading Sarah Bakewell’s bestselling biography of the 16th-century French essayist Michel de Montaigne, Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) editor Hershel Shanks came across a reference to an interesting toilet custom   Read more…

Important Temple Mount Model Returns to Jerusalem

02/16 | A 19th-century model of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, which details nearly every early excavation and underground passageway known at the time, was returned to Jerusalem last week. The model, which measures   Read more…

Israel Approves New City of David Visitor Center

02/15 | The Jerusalem District Planning and Construction Committee approved this week a plan to build a new visitor center above the ongoing Givati parking lot excavations within the existing City of   Read more…

Expedition Claims Evidence of Queen of Sheba Found in Ethiopia

02/14 | British archaeologists exploring the Gheralta plateau in Ethiopia’s northern highlands claim to have discovered an enormous goldmine once operated by the ancient kingdom of Saba, home to the legendary Queen   Read more…

Israel’s National Heritage Restoration Plan Takes Shape

02/13 | Two years into Israel’s project to improve and restore archaeological and heritage sites across the country, some progress has been made towards determining exactly which sites will be restored, though   Read more…


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