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Mapping Ancient Sites in Iran

03/07 | At Tehran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) ceremony earlier this week, researchers unveiled a new map of 45,000 archaeological sites across Iran. The team has been working on   Read more…

Cyber-Archaeology at Petra

03/04 | A recent two-day Cyber-Archaeology expedition at Petra provided new insights on structural conservation and the next generation of public archaeology data presentation.   Read more…

Ancient Worship in Israel—Before the Israelites

03/01 | A new exhibit of a large treasure trove at Haifa’s National Maritime Museum is offering a glimpse of Canaanite cultic practices that existed when the Israelites arrived in the Holy   Read more…

Epic Genes: Dating The Iliad

02/28 | The Iliad, an epic poem on the heroes and events of Trojan war, is one of the oldest extant pieces of Western literature. But just how old is it?   Read more…

Arguments Against Locating Sodom at Tall el-Hammam

02/27 | The proposal that Sodom has been found on the northeastern side of the Dead Sea has been around for a decade or so, but with the publication of an article   Read more…

Ten Million Visits to the Western Wall

02/27 | Estimates based on Jerusalem police data suggest that there were ten and half million visits to Jerusalem’s Western Wall in 2012.   Read more…

The Pyramid of Khay

02/26 | Archaeologists recently discovered the dismantled pyramid of the Khay, Ramesses II’s vizier.   Read more…

What’s a Greek God Doing in an Ancient Synagogue?

02/25 | Join Steven Fine, Jodi Magness and Hershel Shanks in New York City on March 3rd, 2013.   Read more…

Byzantine Industrial Press Discovered in Jaffa

02/20 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the discovery of a Byzantine-era liquid press in the Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality on Wednesday.   Read more…

Where Is Sodom?

02/20 | According to the Bible, “the men of Sodom were wicked” (Genesis 13, verse 13). For its many sins, God destroyed Sodom and all the inhabitants of the “cities of the   Read more…


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