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Archaeological Technology

05/10 | Archaeology is quickly moving into a new era. While archaeologists aren’t ready to forgo their trowels just yet, the introduction of a new 21st-century toolkit has already transformed the field.   Read more…

Geza Vermes (1924-2013)

05/09 | Update: BAR editor Hershel Shanks wrote an obituary for his friend Geza Vermes, and published it online in Bible History Daily. Click here to read his remembrance.

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A Jerusalem Quarry from the Second Temple Period

05/08 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the discovery of a massive quarry from Second Temple period (538 B.C.E–70 C.E.) Jerusalem in the modern Ramat Shlomo district on Wednesday, May 8th.   Read more…

Gabriel’s Revelation

05/08 | Gabriel’s Revelation: Download a free ebook of definitive articles on “the greatest archaeological discovery in the Middle East since the Dead Sea Scrolls,” now on display at the Israel Museum   Read more…

Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion

05/06 | Dorothy D. Resig reviews “Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion” edited by Patricia C. Pongracz.   Read more…

Old Sherds, New Science

05/03 | The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) has recently published a must-read for dig directors with the imposing and somewhat intimidating title Cyber-Archaeology in the Holy Land—The Future of the Past. It   Read more…

Feeding the Pyramid Builders

04/26 | It takes a lot to build a pyramid that will stand for 4,500 years. An estimated 10,000 workers built Menkaure’s pyramid at Giza. What did they eat?   Read more…

First Punic War Battle Rams Uncovered Off the Coast of Sicily

04/25 | The First Punic War ended in 241 after Rome defeated the Carthaginian navy near the Aegadian (Egadi) Islands off the coast of Sicily. Maritime archaeological surveys conducted by the RPM   Read more…

Proto-Aeolic Capital Kept Quiet—But Why?

04/23 | Archaeologist Binyamin Tropper recently discovered a proto-aeolic capital still attached to its column in a cave south of Jerusalem. Apparently the IAA has known about the proto-aeolic capital and column   Read more…

Video: 3-D Digging at Çatalhöyük

04/17 | Watch Duke University Professor Maurizio Forte introduce new cyber-archaeology techniques used at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük   Read more…


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