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The Huqoq Synagogue Mosaics

01/02 | Archaeologist and art historian Karen Britt of the University of Louisville provides a detailed artistic analysis of a Huqoq mosaic featuring an inscription and two female faces.   Read more…

Mosaic Inscription from a Synagogue at Horvat Huqoq

01/02 | The Israel Antiquities Authority’s David Amit analyzes and translates a Hebrew or Aramaic mosaic inscription from the Huqoq synagogue.   Read more…

A Samson Mosaic from Huqoq

12/28 | Jodi Magness’s excavations at Huqoq have exposed an elaborate Samson mosaic as well as new insights into the development of ancient synagogues.   Read more…

Digging into the Heart of Roman Art and Culture

12/28 | Excavation director Rossella Rea told The Guardian that the recently completed excavation of Hadrian’s Athenaeum, a massive arts center built in 123 C.E., is “the biggest find in Rome since   Read more…

First Temple Period Ritual Structure Discovered Near Jerusalem

12/27 | Archaeologists have uncovered a temple and cache of sacred vessels dating back to the First Temple period, providing a unique glimpse into public religion in the early monarchy before the   Read more…

Pharaoh’s Mummy Reveals Murder, Palace Intrigue

12/20 | The first-ever CT scans of Ramesses III’s mummy have revealed that the powerful XIXth Dynasty pharaoh may have been murdered by members of his own court, as long suggested by   Read more…

Ancient “Brain Scoop” Found on Mummy’s CT Scan

12/17 | A recent CT scan of a 2,400-year-old Egyptian mummy held in the Archaeological Museum of Zagreb, Croatia, revealed a rare example of an ancient tool used by embalmers for the   Read more…

The Bible and Sexuality in South Africa

12/17 | With the Bible used as both tool and resource, human sexuality is being openly discussed in South Africa, according to a paper presented recently by Gerald O. West at the   Read more…

Worldwide

12/14 | The snowy white body of a sphinx regally supports the ebony-colored cup of this ceramic rhyton, or drinking horn, found in a tomb in Capua, Campania, Italy. The sphinx, a   Read more…

The January/February 2013 Issue of BAR

12/13 | As winter weather blows in, the January/February 2013 issue of BAR turns our thoughts to much warmer climates and the upcoming summer excavation season.   Read more…


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