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A Virtual Tour of the Temple Mount

07/17 | A new virtual tour of the Temple Mount was released this week, in conjunction with the fast day of Tisha B’av.   Read more…

Rare Egyptian Sphinx Fragment Discovered at Hazor

07/12 | Excavators at the prominent Biblical site of Hazor in northern Israel have discovered part of a sphinx belonging to one of the pyramid-building pharaohs. All that remains of the small   Read more…

Jerusalem’s Earliest Alphabetic Text

07/10 | Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has uncovered an inscribed jar fragment from her excavations near the Temple Mount. Dating to the tenth century B.C., the inscription is   Read more…

The Field School at Tel Kabri

07/10 | Students at Tel Kabri have learned a diverse and advanced skill set at a field school accompanying the excavation, and we sat down with education director Alexandra Ratzlaff to learn   Read more…

The Evolution of a Dig Site

07/09 | Learn how archaeologists adapt their methodologies as they reach occupation layers and carefully examine ancient artifacts.   Read more…

Finding the Ironsides

07/09 | For the first time, the camp of the Sixth Roman Legion may have been located. Analyzing an enhanced high-resolution satellite photo, archaeologist Yotam Tepper of the Israel Antiquities Authority, in   Read more…

Recipe for Surviving an Archaeological Excavation

07/09 | Marielle Velander shares her recipe for surviving life at the archaeological excavation of Middle Bronze Age Tel Kabri. We’ve shared her whimsical tips here on BHD.   Read more…

“Lay Some Flowers on My Grave”

07/05 | Fourteen-thousand-year-old examples of grave flowers have been uncovered in burials in Israel from the Natufian culture. The Natufians lived in the Levant from 13,000–9800 B.C. The culture was remarkable in   Read more…

Testimonials from the Field at Tel Kabri

07/03 | In this blog, check out what some members of the Kabri crew have to say about the experience so far.   Read more…

Education from the Trenches

07/03 | Last summer Nichole Moos, a public school teacher from Hamilton Elementary School in Chicago participated in the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon in Israel and developed curriculum for a pre-K   Read more…


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