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Hidden in Plain Sight—Painted Phoenician Ivories

05/20 | French and German researchers recently discovered nearly-invisible traces of metal on Phoenician ivories, suggesting the presence of dyes including copper-based Egyptian blue and iron-based hematite, according to a recent X-ray   Read more…

A Magnificent Mosaic from Byzantine Israel

05/15 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the discovery of a well-preserved and ornate Byzantine-era mosaic at Kibbutz Bet Qama in southern-central Israel.   Read more…

The “Gabriel Stone” on Display

05/13 | James Tabor describes Israel Knohl’s changed interpretation of the critical line discussing the resurrection of the dead after three days of “Gabriel’s Revelation.”   Read more…

Archaeological Technology

05/10 | Archaeology is quickly moving into a new era. While archaeologists aren’t ready to forgo their trowels just yet, the introduction of a new 21st-century toolkit has already transformed the field.   Read more…

Geza Vermes (1924-2013)

05/09 | Update: BAR editor Hershel Shanks wrote an obituary for his friend Geza Vermes, and published it online in Bible History Daily. Click here to read his remembrance.

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A Jerusalem Quarry from the Second Temple Period

05/08 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced the discovery of a massive quarry from Second Temple period (538 B.C.E–70 C.E.) Jerusalem in the modern Ramat Shlomo district on Wednesday, May 8th.   Read more…

Gabriel’s Revelation

05/08 | Gabriel’s Revelation: Download a free ebook of definitive articles on “the greatest archaeological discovery in the Middle East since the Dead Sea Scrolls,” now on display at the Israel Museum   Read more…

Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion

05/06 | Dorothy D. Resig reviews “Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion” edited by Patricia C. Pongracz.   Read more…

Old Sherds, New Science

05/03 | The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) has recently published a must-read for dig directors with the imposing and somewhat intimidating title Cyber-Archaeology in the Holy Land—The Future of the Past. It   Read more…

Feeding the Pyramid Builders

04/26 | It takes a lot to build a pyramid that will stand for 4,500 years. An estimated 10,000 workers built Menkaure’s pyramid at Giza. What did they eat?   Read more…


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