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Where Were the Old Testament Kings of Ancient Jerusalem Buried?

11/26 | Jeffrey Zorn presents some of Raymond Weill’s early-20th-century plans from his Jerusalem excavations in “Is T1 David’s Tomb?” in the November/December 2012 BAR. Take a closer look at Weill’s detailed   Read more…

BAS Bible and Archaeology Fest in the Examiner

11/26 | The Examiner’s Dennis Hankinson stopped by our 15th Annual Bible & Archaeology Fest XV in Chicago last week and published a summary and discussion of the seminar. In the article,   Read more…

The Underside of Ancient Rome

11/23 | After extensive restoration, Rome plans to reopen the ancient tunnels below the Baths of Caracalla that connect to the largest Mithraic temple in the Roman Empire. The popular mystery religion   Read more…

Preserving Ephesus

11/18 | In its November meeting, the Selçuk Municipality Assembly approved a reconstruction and protection plan for Ephesus, aiding tourist access with new entrance gates and walking lanes, as well as preservation   Read more…

Bible Passages About Redemption Reveal the Original Political Meaning of Salvation

11/16 | The summer of 2012 marked the 60th anniversary celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the British throne. The pomp and pageantry of her diamond julibee captivated not only her   Read more…

Archaeologists Reveal a Desecrated Iron Age Temple at Beth-Shemesh

11/13 | On Monday, November 12, 2012, Tel Aviv University archaeologists announced the discovery of an 11th-century B.C.E. sacred compound at Tel Beth-Shemesh.   Read more…

Third-Century Giant Discovered Outside of Rome

11/12 | A 6-foot 8-inch Roman stands as the earliest extant example of a skeleton suffering from the condition known as gigantism.   Read more…

A Mystery at the Bottom of a Neolithic Well

11/08 | Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in the Jezreel Valley uncovered one of the world’s earliest known wells at ‘Enot Nisanit.’ The Neolithic well was impressively quarried with stone tools and reveals   Read more…

Worldwide: Saida, Lebanon

11/08 |
This remarkably lifelike, 7-inch-tall bronze right hand dating to sometime in the first centuries C.E. was crafted to capture every detail of the human hand, from the slight curvatures of   Read more…

Archaeology and Text

11/07 | There has been a great deal of discussion in recent issues of Biblical Archaeology Review about the relationship between archaeology, artifacts, ancient texts and the Bible. In the July/August 2011   Read more…


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