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What is it?

10/09 | Thank you all for participating in the What is it? artifact discussion. This page has been updated with the answer and some information on this baking tray. Check out the   Read more…

Columbus Day Sale

10/08 | Celebrate discovery this Columbus Day. For a limited time only, save 50% on over 20 of BAS’s most popular DVD sets. Click here to learn more and save today!   Read more…

Exploring Arabia’s Pre-Islamic Heritage

10/08 | As an increasing number of Saudis have starting to visit archaeological sites, the government plans to relax entry restrictions on sites including Mada’in Saleh, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.   Read more…

Coin Discovery at ed-Dur Suggests a Female Ruler

10/04 | Surveys at ed-Dur, a prominent multi-period site in the United Arab Emirates, exposed numerous coins. While some may have come from as far as Rome, coins minted locally include the   Read more…

Saving the Jordan River

10/03 | The Jordan River is the setting of some of the Bible’s most iconic scenes. A visit to the river, however, reveals a different landscape from the Biblical depictions.   Read more…

Two Brand New BAS Lecture Series

10/01 | Biblical Bad Boys and Digging into the Gospels   Read more…

Smut for Mut: Ancient Egyptian “Cult Fiction”

09/28 | Researchers recently translated a papyrus featuring a fictionalized hedonistic tale of ancient Egyptian ritual. The 1,900 year-old Demotic text tells stories of drinking, singing, feasting and ritual sex for the   Read more…

The Only Ancient Jewish Male Hair Ever Found

09/27 | The braided hair of a Jewish woman was found at Masada but until recently no example of preserved hair from a Jewish male had ever been found from the late   Read more…

Ancient Synagogue Discovered in Southern Turkey

09/27 | Archaeologists excavating at the ancient city of Limyra in southern Turkey recently uncovered the remains of an ancient synagogue, complete with a bath and menorah. Limyra was part of the   Read more…

Ein Zippori Discoveries Expose Wadi Rabah Culture

09/26 | The Israel Antiquities Authority recently announced the discovery of intricately detailed Neolithic and Chalcolithic artifacts at Ein Zippori in Israel. The artifacts, created between 8,000 B.C.E. and 3,000 B.C.E., include   Read more…


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