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First Person: What Should We Do with $25,000?

04/20 | We have $25,000 available for an archaeological project! Yes, it’s true, and we’re inviting proposals. Here’s how it happened: Herod the Great lives on.   Read more…

Chapel of King Nectanebo I Uncovered in Ancient Heliopolis, Egypt

04/15 | Archaeologists have discovered evidence of a chapel at ancient Heliopolis in Egypt belonging to King Nectanebo I, the founder of the last native Egyptian dynasty.   Read more…

Early Christian Art Symbols Endure after Iconoclast Attack

04/13 | Depictions of fish and fishermen can be found in the colorful floor mosaics at the sixth-century C.E. basilica at Horvat Beit Loya. The mosaics were defaced by iconoclasts in the   Read more…

The Roman House and the Neo-Assyrian Empire: Two D.C.-Area Lectures

04/07 | The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will be hosting the lectures “Theatrical Scenes in Roman Houses” (April 12, 2015) and “Extreme Violence Under   Read more…

Ancient Synagogues in Israel and the Diaspora

04/06 | Rachel Hachlili examines ancient synagogues in Israel and throughout the ancient Near East.   Read more…

Ancient Egyptian Beer Vessels Unearthed in Tel Aviv, Israel

04/02 | Archaeologists excavating in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel, have discovered ancient Egyptian beer vessels dating back 5,000 years.   Read more…

The Origin of Christianity

04/01 | Geza Vermes explores the origin of Christianity by examining the characteristics of the Jewish Jesus movement to see how it developed into a distinctly gentile religion.   Read more…

Daily Life in Ancient Israel

03/31 | What was life like for the tribes of Israel in the time of the Biblical Judges, the period archaeologists call Iron Age I (1200–1000 B.C.E.)?   Read more…

4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Skeleton Shows Earliest Evidence of Breast Cancer

03/27 | Archaeologists excavating in an ancient Egyptian cemetery have found a skeleton possessing the earliest evidence of breast cancer.   Read more…

Porcupine Digs Up 1,400-Year-Old Oil Lamp in Israel

03/25 | While patrolling the Roman-Byzantine ruins at Horbat Siv in central Israel, Israel Antiquities Authority inspectors found a 1,400-year-old oil lamp that had apparently been dug up by a porcupine.   Read more…


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