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World Joins Effort to Solve City of David Mystery

12/12 | After archaeologists admitted they were completely stumped as to the meaning and function of three strange markings recently discovered during excavations near Jerusalem’s Gihon Spring (see “Strange Markings Puzzle City   Read more…

Archaeological Views: New Eyeballs on Ancient Texts

12/08 | The study of ancient texts—especially those that tell us most about the cultures from which the Bible emerged—is on the edge of a revolution. Dramatic new imaging technologies are just   Read more…

Board Games Were Status Symbols in the Ancient World

12/08 | In the ancient world, board games, one of the world’s oldest hobbies, were played not only to pass the time, but also to signify the wealth and status of the   Read more…

Strange Markings Puzzle City of David Archaeologists

12/07 | Excavations near the Gihon Spring in Jerusalem’s City of David have uncovered three strange V-shaped markings that have archaeologists completely stumped. The mysterious shapes, which each measure about 1.5 feet   Read more…

Cold War Spy Satellites Aid Archaeologists

12/06 | Thanks to the efforts of researchers at the University of Arkansas, archaeologists now have free access to thousands of high-resolution declassified satellite images taken of Israel and the Middle East   Read more…

Ancient Afghan Monastery Under Threat

12/05 | A nearly 2,000-year-old Buddhist monastery with fresco-decorated corridors and more than 150 painted statues of standing and reclining Buddhas is under threat from a planned copper mining operation. An international   Read more…

Israel Inaugurates “Gospel Trail”

12/01 | Israel’s Ministry of Tourism this week inaugurated the new “Gospel Trail,” a 40-mile-long route that will allow Christian tourists and pilgrims to follow Jesus’ trek from his hometown of Nazareth   Read more…

Bible Scholar Brent Landau Asks “Who Were the Magi”?

11/29 | A lost Syriac manuscript, the Revelation of the Magi, recently translated into English by Bible scholar Brent Landau, may help answer that key question from the Christmas story: “Who were   Read more…

Renovation Planned for Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity

11/29 | After centuries of neglect, the ancient and dilapidated roof of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity will finally undergo renovation next year. The roof of the 1,500-year-old church built by the   Read more…

Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Not Completed by King Herod

11/28 | Coins discovered beneath the foundations of Jerusalem’s Western Wall prove that Herod the Great did not even come close to completing construction on the Temple Mount compound. The coins, stamped   Read more…


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