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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…

Oded Golan Speaks Out on Forgery Trial Verdict

03/15 | Oded Golan, chief defendant in the so-called “forgery case of the century,” was acquitted of all forgery charges Wednesday, more specifically of forging an inscription reading “James, son of Joseph,   Read more…

Robert Deutsch to Sue IAA

03/15 | Robert Deutsch, acquitted of all charges, plans to sue the IAA after having his scholarly reputation ruined by the false accusations.   Read more…

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…


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