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Medicine in the Ancient World

01/07 | What exactly did ancient cultures do to combat disease and injury, and did these methods have any real basis in science as we know it today? The answers may surprise   Read more…

Solving the Enigma of Petra and the Nabataeans

01/06 | Who were the Nabataeans, the industrious Arab people who built the city of Petra and its towering rock-cut monuments over 2,000 years ago? Almost everything about them—their history, their culture,   Read more…

Everyday Eves

01/06 | Carol L. Meyers examines what life was like for women in Biblical times. Archaeological evidence, ethnographic studies and Biblical texts illuminate women’s roles in both the household and community and   Read more…

Judean Pillar Figurines

01/05 | In “JPFs: More Questions than Answers” in the September/October 2014 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Robert Deutsch provides an overview of Judean pillar figurines.   Read more…

Two D.C.-Area Archaeology Events

01/04 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “The Lives (and Deaths) of Mesopotamian Monuments” (January 6) and the lecture “The   Read more…

Who Are the Nephilim?

01/03 | Who are the Nephilim? From where do the “heroes of old, the men of renown” come?   Read more…

The Search for Noah’s Flood

01/03 | If we wanted to find the flood that gave rise to the legend of Noah’s Flood, we should look for a big flood in northern Mesopotamia.   Read more…

Rock Giants in Noah

01/03 | Can the Book of Enoch shed light on Noah the movie? Ronald S. Hendel examines the flood story.   Read more…

Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2015

12/30 | As we ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back at the top 10 finds that fascinated us in 2015.   Read more…

Jews in Roman Turkey

12/21 | Recent excavations in Limyra, Turkey, have uncovered a mysterious building near the city’s east gate. Although the structure has been only partially excavated, Jewish iconography and architectural features have already   Read more…


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