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Hercules Statue Found in Northern Israel

08/16 | A well-crafted, headless statue depicting the Greco-Roman hero Hercules was found this week during a salvage excavation in northern Israel’s Jezreel Valley. Found at the site of Horvat Tarbenet, the   Read more…

Update on Tayinat Lion

08/15 | According to archaeologists working at Tel Tayinat in southeastern Turkey, a recently discovered stone statue of a roaring lion was found guarding the entrance to the site’s monumental Iron Age   Read more…

Tracing the History of the Bible One Book at a Time

08/12 | Since 1958, some of the world’s best Bible scholars have worked at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Bible Project to come up with an authoritative critical edition of the 24   Read more…

Jerusalem Tunnel Provides Glimpse of Jewish Revolt

08/11 | The excavation of a 2,000-year-old drainage channel running beneath Jerusalem’s City of David is providing a startling glimpse into the realities of the First Jewish Revolt (66–70 C.E.). According to   Read more…

World’s First Pyramid to Be Restored

08/10 | Egypt’s new antiquities chief, Mohammad Abdel-Maksoud, announced this week that the Supreme Council of Antiquities will take steps to fund the restoration of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara. The pyramid,   Read more…

Ancient Palace Discovered in Sudan

08/09 | Archaeologists working in the ancient city of Meroe in central Sudan may have discovered the earliest royal building at the site. Though only partially excavated, the large mudbrick building was   Read more…

Jerusalem Tunnel Reveals Remarkable Artifacts

08/08 | Archaeologists working to clear a 2,000-year-old drainage tunnel running beneath the Old City of Jerusalem have discovered two exceedingly rare objects: a Roman sword with its leather scabbard preserved, and   Read more…

Drought Brought End to Egypt’s Old Kingdom

08/05 | Researchers at St. Andrews University in Scotland have found evidence that a massive drought, similar to the one currently gripping parts of Africa, could have brought about the demise of   Read more…

DNA Suggests Early Jewish Links with Africa

08/03 | A DNA study that compared the genetic makeup of Jewish populations from around the world with African populations has found that modern Jews can attribute about 3 to 5 percent   Read more…

Study Finds Romans Lacked Local Timber for Masada Siege

08/02 | A new study conducted by Haifa University researchers has found that the wood used to support the Roman siege of Masada in 73 C.E. likely had to be brought from   Read more…


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