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First Punic War Battle Rams Uncovered Off the Coast of Sicily

04/25 | The First Punic War ended in 241 after Rome defeated the Carthaginian navy near the Aegadian (Egadi) Islands off the coast of Sicily. Maritime archaeological surveys conducted by the RPM   Read more…

Proto-Aeolic Capital Kept Quiet—But Why?

04/23 | Archaeologist Binyamin Tropper recently discovered a proto-aeolic capital still attached to its column in a cave south of Jerusalem. Apparently the IAA has known about the proto-aeolic capital and column   Read more…

Video: 3-D Digging at Çatalhöyük

04/17 | Watch Duke University Professor Maurizio Forte introduce new cyber-archaeology techniques used at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük   Read more…

Iron Age Weapons—From Cold Metal to Warm-Blooded Animals

04/16 | Judging by the numerous Biblical stories, victory stele and battle reliefs, war seems to have been widespread in antiquity. But in our modern world of jets, rockets and tanks, how   Read more…

A Monumental Underwater Structure in the Sea of Galilee

04/15 | What is a monumental ancient stone structure doing in the Sea of Galilee? In a recent issue of The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Israeli archaeologists, geophysicists and oceanographers discuss   Read more…

Mikveh Discovery Highlights Ritual Bathing in Second Temple Period Jerusalem

04/12 | Israeli archaeologists recently uncovered a mikveh, or Jewish ritual bath, in Jerusalem’s Qiryat Menachem neighborhood that dates back to the Second Temple period (538 B.C.E–70 C.E.).   Read more…

Victor Hurowitz (1948-2013)

04/10 | It is always a special tragedy when a scholar dies relatively young. Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, a widely respected professor in the department of Bible, archaeology and ancient Near East at   Read more…

Practical Uses for Photogrammetry on Archaeological Excavations

04/09 | An illustrated guide to photogrammetry by the Jezreel Valley Regional Project’s Adam Prins and Matthew J. Adams.   Read more…

Restoring the Ancient Cave Church of St. Peter

04/08 | The world’s oldest cave church, located in Antakya, Turkey, is set to undergo a major restoration project.   Read more…

Money Talks through Ancient Coins

04/05 | Numismatics is a unique scholarly discipline that spans archaeology, ancient history and epigraphy. It seems the axiom “money talks” is true. A guest blog contribution by Dr. Mark Wilson.   Read more…


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