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The Bible and Sexuality in South Africa

12/17 | With the Bible used as both tool and resource, human sexuality is being openly discussed in South Africa, according to a paper presented recently by Gerald O. West at the   Read more…

Worldwide

12/14 | The snowy white body of a sphinx regally supports the ebony-colored cup of this ceramic rhyton, or drinking horn, found in a tomb in Capua, Campania, Italy. The sphinx, a   Read more…

The January/February 2013 Issue of BAR

12/13 | As winter weather blows in, the January/February 2013 issue of BAR turns our thoughts to much warmer climates and the upcoming summer excavation season.   Read more…

Sami Rohr (1926–2012)

12/12 | After I enlisted the prominent Christian philanthropist John Mancini as the sponsor of the Mancini Prize for the best paper on the archaeology of early Christianity and the patristic period   Read more…

Itamar Singer (1946–2012)

12/12 | Tel-Aviv University historian and BAR author Itamar Singer died in September after a long illness. He was 65.   Read more…

Gus Van Beek (1922–2012)

12/12 | Gus Van Beek, archaeologist and Smithsonian curator, died in August. He was 90 years old.   Read more…

Hasmonean Farm Identified in West Jerusalem

12/11 | Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority have uncovered a large, well-constructed agricultural estate in west Jerusalem that dates to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The remains, which include a wine   Read more…

Merneptah Owned Egypt’s Largest Sarcophagus

12/10 | Pharaoh Merneptah, who infamously boasted in a victory stela of having laid waste to the Israelites in the waning years of the 13th century B.C.E., was buried in the largest   Read more…

Researchers Find Earliest Depiction of Egyptian Pharaoh

12/06 | Yale University researchers studying a long forgotten rock art panel northwest of Aswan in Egypt believe they may have discovered the earliest known depiction of an Egyptian ruler.   Read more…

Did Climate Change Bring Sumerian Civilization to an End?

12/05 | A geologist with the Byrd Polar Research Center believes that more than 200 years of excessive drought may have doomed the Sumerians, one of the world’s first complex civilizations whose   Read more…


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