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Richard J. Scheuer (1917–2008)

01/20 | Richard J. Scheuer, a mainstay of BAR’s scholarship program that sends dozens of volunteers every year to archaeological excavations in Israel and Jordan, died on November 7, 2008, at age   Read more…

Where Did the Philistines Come From?

01/19 | The excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath, the site of Gath of the Philistines mentioned in the Bible (e.g., 1 Samuel 6:17), have produced many fascinating finds, and the summer of 2011   Read more…

Female Singer’s Tomb Found in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings

01/18 | Egyptian and Swiss archaeologists announced this week that they have unearthed the intact, undisturbed tomb of an Egyptian singer named Nehmes Bastet who lived during Egypt’s XXIInd Dynasty (c. 945-712   Read more…

Croatian Cave Reveals Oldest-Known Astrologer’s Board

01/17 | Excavations from a cave overlooking the Adriatic Sea in Croatia have revealed the remains of a 2,000-year-old astrologer’s board engraved with signs of the zodiac. Archaeologists with New York University’s   Read more…

Does the Merneptah Stele Contain the First Mention of Israel?

01/17 | Does this fragmentary hieroglyphic inscription contain the first mention of Israel? According to a recently published article by Manfred Görg, Peter van der Veen and Christoffer Theis, the name-ring on   Read more…

Microarchaeology Helps Solve Ashkelon’s Puzzles

01/16 | Scientists with the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science in the Weizmann Institute in Israel are helping Ashkelon archaeologists Lawrence Stager and Daniel Master discover new secrets about their site’s archaeological   Read more…

UAE Sites Reveal First Signs of Camel Domestication

01/11 | Excavations conducted at the sites of Tell Abraq and Muweilah near Sharjah in the UAE have revealed some of the first clear signs of camel domestication ever discovered. According to   Read more…

Inn from the Good Samaritan Parable Becomes a Museum

01/11 | The Good Samaritan parable begins on the ancient road between Jerusalem and Jericho, where a man is robbed, brutally beaten and given up for dead before finally being helped by   Read more…

Early Jewish Bread Stamp Found Near Akko

01/10 | Excavators with the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed a 1,500-year-old Jewish bread stamp from a small Byzantine settlement near the ancient port city of Akko. The sixth-century clay stamp, excavated   Read more…

Saving Dead Sea Could Harm Archaeological Sites

01/09 | According to a new report, a proposed project that would pump nearly 40 billion cubic feet of water per year from the Red Sea into the Dead Sea would likely   Read more…


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