Recent Stories

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…

Exposing Petra’s North Ridge

10/31 | This summer, NC State and East Carolina University began a new excavation on Petra’s North Ridge, exposing evidence from shaft tombs, domestic structures and new evidence of the city wall.   Read more…

Unearthing Mummies

10/30 | In excerpt from A Thousand Miles Up the Nile, British Egyptologist Amelia Edwards (1831–1892) describes an excavation in the Necropolis of Thebes, when the Governor of Luxor invited Edwards and   Read more…

Jordanian Inscriptions Indicate Local Christian Military Population

10/29 | University of Tennessee, Knoxville excavations at ‘Ayn Gharandal in southern Jordan have uncovered a late Roman/early Byzantine complex including a Roman fort, a bathhouse and an aqueduct system.   Read more…


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