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Preserving Ephesus

11/18 | In its November meeting, the Selçuk Municipality Assembly approved a reconstruction and protection plan for Ephesus, aiding tourist access with new entrance gates and walking lanes, as well as preservation   Read more…

Bible Passages About Redemption Reveal the Original Political Meaning of Salvation

11/16 | The summer of 2012 marked the 60th anniversary celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the British throne. The pomp and pageantry of her diamond julibee captivated not only her   Read more…

Archaeologists Reveal a Desecrated Iron Age Temple at Beth-Shemesh

11/13 | On Monday, November 12, 2012, Tel Aviv University archaeologists announced the discovery of an 11th-century B.C.E. sacred compound at Tel Beth-Shemesh.   Read more…

Third-Century Giant Discovered Outside of Rome

11/12 | A 6-foot 8-inch Roman stands as the earliest extant example of a skeleton suffering from the condition known as gigantism.   Read more…

A Mystery at the Bottom of a Neolithic Well

11/08 | Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in the Jezreel Valley uncovered one of the world’s earliest known wells at ‘Enot Nisanit.’ The Neolithic well was impressively quarried with stone tools and reveals   Read more…

Worldwide: Saida, Lebanon

11/08 |
This remarkably lifelike, 7-inch-tall bronze right hand dating to sometime in the first centuries C.E. was crafted to capture every detail of the human hand, from the slight curvatures of   Read more…

Archaeology and Text

11/07 | There has been a great deal of discussion in recent issues of Biblical Archaeology Review about the relationship between archaeology, artifacts, ancient texts and the Bible. In the July/August 2011   Read more…

Bronze Age Dam Irrigates Modern Farms

11/07 | A 3,250-year-old Hittite dam at Alacahöyük features striking similarities to modern water management construction. Archaeologist Aykut Çınaroğlu says the dam in north-central Turkey was built for irrigation and drinking water,   Read more…

Old Kingdom Princess Discovered at Abusir

11/05 | Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities recently announced the discovery of a 4,500-year-old tomb belonging to an Old Kingdom princess from Egypt’s Fifth Dynasty. Inscriptions at the tomb in Abusir list   Read more…

The Oldest Town in Europe

11/01 | Bulgarian archaeologists working near modern Provadia announced the discovery of what they declare to be Europe’s oldest town. The fifth-millennium B.C.E. prehistoric settlement housed up to 350 people, and discoveries   Read more…


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