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Excavations at Ancient Galilean Synagogue Expose Samson Mosaic

07/02 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Monday that recent excavations at Huqoq, Israel, have exposed a monumental 4th-5th century C.E. synagogue with detailed mosaic floors.   Read more…

Jesus’ Birthplace Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List

06/30 | June 29, 2012 update: Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity was confirmed as as the first Palestinian UNESCO world heritage site by a 13-6 vote.   Read more…

Lebanese Culture Minister Allows Construction on Phoenician Port

06/29 | Lebanese citizens are protesting Culture Minister Gaby Layyoun’s decision to allow construction on a site that may contain a 2,500 year old Phoenician port. UNESCO and other organizations have declared   Read more…

What is it? Answer to the BHD and Facebook Artifact Discussion.

06/29 | What is this object? When is it from? What culture did it come from?

Multiple Choices for this week’s What is it? discussion.   Read more…

Thomas E. Levy Presents Cyber-Archaeology in a Holy Land

06/28 | At a recent TEDx conference in Sonoma County, archaeologist and BAR contributor Thomas Levy gave an illuminating lecture on technology and its usage in Biblical Archaeology. His lucid talk makes   Read more…

Biblical Archaeology Review Contributors Awarded Levi-Sala Book Prizes

06/28 | Several popular Biblical Archaeology Review contributors were recognized at the 2012 Irene Levi-Sala Annual Research Seminar in Beer Sheva, Israel. The prestigious book prizes are given “to encourage and reward   Read more…

Jordanian Embassy Promotes Biblical Past

06/27 | During an event at the Jordanian Embassy in Washington, DC, BAR editor Hershel Shanks saw a poster headlined “Jordan—Land of the Bible,” making a very clear, positive reference to Jordan’s   Read more…

Subscriber Alert

06/26 | Some subscribers to Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) have received renewal notifications and subscription offers from organizations other than the Biblical Archaeology Society. The rates offered by these organizations are   Read more…

Jerusalem Begins Construction on the National Archaeology Quarter

06/26 | The Israel Antiquities Authority began construction of Jersualem’s new National Archaeology Quarter on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Located next to the Israel Museum, the new space will replace the Rockefeller   Read more…

Unrolling Fragile Dead Sea Scrolls

06/25 | The Israel Museum and Google’s collaborative Digital Dead Sea Scrolls project, which provides searchable, high-resolution images of several Dead Sea Scrolls, set its sites higher by attempting to read fragile   Read more…


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