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Antakya Hotel to Preserve the Wonders of Ancient Antioch

08/08 | Hotel construction in Antakya, in southeastern Turkey, evolved from a normal construction project into a merged hotel-museum project when archaeologists exposed a 9,000 square foot mosaic, one of the largest   Read more…

Scholars Seek Amateur Assistance

08/08 | This isn’t the way things are done. Usually great manuscript finds are studied and published by experts before they are put online, often as part of a grand digitization project   Read more…

Purity Paper Wins Prestigious Prize

08/08 | Death, disease and discharge of bodily fluids. What do these have in common? Not only can they be described as “gross” or “creepy,” they can render a person ritually impure   Read more…

Visiting the Israel Museum

08/07 | I have been to Jerusalem several times in the course of my fieldwork, ticking off the obvious sites as though working my way through a checklist: The City of David,   Read more…

Airport Expansion Reveals the Oldest Church in Iraq

08/06 | A 2007 expansion of an airport in Najaf, Iraq exposed the remains of the earliest known Christian church in Iraq. Originally built some 1,700 years ago, the remains require proper   Read more…

Ten Key Points on Authenticity of Artifacts

08/02 | Listen to Gabriel Barkay outline ten key points all scholars should agree on in judging issues of authenticity of artifacts.   Read more…

Judith: A Remarkable Heroine, Part 2

08/01 | This article continues Robin Gallaher Branch’s earlier post discussing the character Judith, the remarkable heroine of the book bearing her name.   Read more…

Colossal Neo-Hittite Statue Discovered at Tell Tayinat

07/31 | Excavations at Tell Tayinat in southeastern Turkey uncovered a monumental human sculpture from the ancient city of Kunulua, the capital of the Neo-Hittite Kingdom of Patina in the early first   Read more…

Judith: A Remarkable Heroine

07/30 | The Book of Judith presents a truly remarkable heroine. Judith is introduced as a devout, shapely, beautiful and wealthy widow who exhibits characteristics equal to those of Israel’s finest warriors.   Read more…


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