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Who Governed the Roman Province of Lycia-Pamphylia?

02/24 | One thing I enjoy about living in Turkey is the serendipitous discoveries waiting to be found. Last year as my wife and I were returning from the grocery store, I   Read more…

Toilet History Meets Biblical History

02/24 | We have long known that notions of privacy in ancient toilets were different from ours. At several Roman-period sites, archaeologists have found long benches with rows of ancient toilets with   Read more…

Site Where Ark of the Covenant Rested to Be Preserved

02/23 | An Israeli heritage committee has allocated NIS 5 million (about $1.3 million) for the renovation and preservation of Tel Shiloh, the site where, according to Biblical tradition, the Ark of   Read more…

Beth Shean in the Bible and Archaeology

02/23 | Beth Shean plays an important role in the Bible following the death of King Saul and as a major Israelite administrative center. Excavations over the past century have revealed what   Read more…

Bronze Age Massacre Found in Turkey

02/22 | A recent article published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology reports that evidence of an Early Bronze Age massacre has been unearthed at the site of Titris Hoyuk in southern   Read more…

Jerusalem Archaeologists Uncover the “Elusive City” of Aelia Capitolina

02/21 | Recent excavations conducted in and around Jerusalem’s Old City are beginning to reveal the vestiges of Aelia Capitolina, the important but still relatively unknown Roman city built atop Jerusalem in   Read more…

A History of Horses in the Divided Kingdom of Israel and Judah

02/21 | Examine the history of horses in Ziony Zevit’s review of Deborah O’Daniel Cantrell’s The Horsemen of Israel: Horses and Charioty in Monarchic Israel.   Read more…

New Lot’s Cave Museum Set to Open at Ancient Zoar (Zoora)

02/17 | Located 1,329 feet below sea level at the southern edge of the Dead Sea, the aptly-named Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth is set to open this spring. The   Read more…

An Expert’s Take on Toilet History and Customs from Antiquity to the Renaissance

02/17 | While reading Sarah Bakewell’s bestselling biography of the 16th-century French essayist Michel de Montaigne, Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) editor Hershel Shanks came across a reference to an interesting toilet custom   Read more…

Important Temple Mount Model Returns to Jerusalem

02/16 | A 19th-century model of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, which details nearly every early excavation and underground passageway known at the time, was returned to Jerusalem last week. The model, which measures   Read more…


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