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The Elusive Kingdom of Kush

01/16 | In the 8th century B.C.E., the Nubian Kingdom of Kush took over its politically fragmented northern neighbor, forming Egypt’s twenty-fifth dynasty, known as the Nubian dynasty or the Kushite Empire.   Read more…

Early Jewish Writings Reveal History of Jerusalem

01/16 | The famous Theodotus inscription, which commemorates the building of a first-century B.C.E. synagogue, is one of hundreds of early Jewish writings now being published that document the ancient history of   Read more…

Video: Inside the 2012 Ophel Excavations

01/15 | The Ophel in Jerusalem sits at the heart of Biblical archaeology. The site’s rich research history stretches back to Charles Warren in the 1860s, and the Ophel continues to yield   Read more…

In Their Own Words: David Ussishkin

01/11 | This article originally appeared as “Strata: In Their Own Words” in the January/February 2013 issue of BAR.   Read more…

Top 20 Biblical Archaeology Events and Discoveries of 2012

01/11 | I wanted to take the time to look back at some of the biggest Biblical archaeology news stories, events and discoveries of 2012. I’ve put together links to 20 stand-out   Read more…

Millions of Mummified Dogs Uncovered at Saqqara

01/10 | Recent excavations at the so-called dog catacomb in Saqqara have brought to light the lesser-known tale of over eight million mummified dogs and other animals.   Read more…

Alexander to Constantine

01/10 | Morten Hørning Jensen reviews “Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible (Vol. 3)” by Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey.   Read more…

Manuscripts Reveal Ancient Community of Afghan Jews

01/07 | A recently discovered cache of medieval Jewish manuscripts from Afghanistan* went on display last week in Israel’s National Library. The 11th-century C.E. collection, dubbed the “Afghan Genizah,” includes Biblical commentaries,   Read more…

The Diggers Return

01/04 | Fieldwork invigorates archaeologists as they experience the thrills of discovery, travel and camaraderie. While some volunteers create lifelong memories in a single season, many other return year after year to   Read more…

Re-dating Nabatean Farming at Petra

01/03 | Researchers examining dam construction and terrace farming techniques at Petra suggest that the Nabateans began employing these techniques around the first century, rather than the earlier Iron Age chronology hypothesized   Read more…


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