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Google to Create Virtual Tour of Jerusalem

09/16 | Google announced this week that it has begun collecting digital images for a Jerusalem version of its popular Street View feature in Google Maps and Google Earth. Over the course   Read more…

Ancient Anchor Found off Israel’s Coast

09/15 | Israeli lifeguards working the beaches near Tel Aviv this month rescued a well-preserved Byzantine-era anchor from the sea. Though lifeguard Avi Afia initially spotted the tip of the anchor five   Read more…

Medieval Arabs Bathed Like Romans at Yavneh-Yam

09/14 | Excavators at the site of Yavneh-Yam along the southern coast of Israel have discovered a Roman-style bathhouse dating to the ninth century C.E., indicating that the site’s medieval Arab inhabitants   Read more…

Reading Genesis

09/14 | Reading Genesis: Ten Methods edited by Ronald Hendel provides new approaches to Genesis Bible study and is a new tool that explains how to study the Bible effectively.   Read more…

Haredi Jews Hold Conference on “Torah Archaeology”

09/13 | Leading Haredi Jews from Israel and abroad recently held a conference to discuss the light archaeology can shed on Jewish religious texts. Known for their conservative religious outlook, Haredi Jewish   Read more…

Mel Gibson to Make Film about Maccabean Revolt

09/12 | Warner Bros. studios and Oscar-winning actor and director Mel Gibson are teaming up to make an epic film about the Maccabean Revolt. According to reports, the film, which will be   Read more…

Evidence for Earliest Obsidian Trade Found in Aegean

09/08 | Researchers studying obsidian tools and weapons discovered at the site of Franchthi cave on the Greek mainland believe they have found evidence that obsidian may have been mined and traded across   Read more…

Reflecting on the Power of the Codex

09/06 | Sometime in the first few centuries C.E., the first bound books—termed codices—revolutionized the way people read the words of prophets, kings, scribes and thinkers.* Unlike lengthy, cumbersome ancient scrolls, which   Read more…

“Red List” Intended to Curb Antiquities Smuggling

09/05 | International museum and heritage officials are creating a “red list” of protected artifacts to help curb antiquities smuggling out of Egypt. According to some officials, Egyptian antiquities are being looted   Read more…

Ancient Tunnels Provide Glimpse of Jewish Revolts

09/02 | Scattered across Israel are hidden entrances to elaborate cave systems, many of which were used as places of refuge during the first and second Jewish revolts against Rome in the   Read more…


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