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Mysteries of the Chalcolithic Age

10/20 | Consisting of four concentric stone walls surrounding a large heap of stones, the megalithic complex of Rogem Hiri in the Golan has long puzzled archaeologists. Some have speculated that the   Read more…

Antioch Dig Reveals Turkey’s Largest Ancient Mosaic

10/20 | Excavations conducted during the building of a new hotel near the southern Turkish city of Antakya (ancient Antioch) have uncovered a nearly 10,000-square-foot mosaic carpet, the largest ever found in   Read more…

Scholars Piece Together Cairo Genizah

10/19 | Scholars at Tel Aviv University are using digital technologies to piece together more than 350,000 fragments of the famous Cairo Geniza, a collection of ancient and medieval Jewish writings discovered   Read more…

The New BAS 2012 Catalog Has Arrived

10/18 | The BAS 2012 catalog features new and exciting books and products from scholars James Charlesworth, Eilat Mazar and Ronny Reich, among others.   Read more…

New 3D Imaging Looks Inside Ancient Artifacts

10/18 | Using the latest in neutron imaging technology, researchers are now able to “look inside” artifacts to uncover new information about their manufacture, construction and use. Neutron imaging, which produces something   Read more…

Understanding the Jewish Menorah

10/17 | The Jewish menorah—especially the Temple menorah, a seven-branched candelabra that stood in the Temple—is the most enduring and iconic Jewish symbol. But what did the Temple menorah actually look like?   Read more…

Fudging Biblical Forgeries

10/17 | Professor Yuval Goren has been the single driving force that found at least three famous inscriptions on Jewish artifacts to be Biblical forgeries. He spoke with authoritative influence because he   Read more…

The Collections of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

10/14 | Steven Fine reviews the book Chronicles of the Land: Archaeology in the Israel Museum Jerusalem edited by Michal Dayagi-Mendels and Silvia Rozenberg.   Read more…

Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit–An Examination of Israel in the Time of Jesus

10/14 | Shaye J.D. Cohen reviews Jodi Magness’s book Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus.   Read more…

Try the Latest Technology for Yourself

10/14 | In Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR)’s November/December 2011 issue, Biblical scholar and digital imaging expert Bruce Zuckerman introduces readers to RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging), a revolutionary imaging technology that is changing   Read more…


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