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The Value of Relics and Biblical Artifacts Found in Israel

06/08 | To many professional archaeologists, “relic” is a dirty word. Biblical artifacts found to have a direct connection to a specific person or story in the Bible are sometimes denigrated as   Read more…

Explore Ancient Glassmaking at the Getty Villa

06/08 | Although not technically an exhibit catalog, Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity was directly inspired by the recently reinstalled Molten Color exhibit on display at the Getty Villa museum in Malibu,   Read more…

Spherical Jugs Reveal International Standardization in Ancient Measurements and Trade Systems

06/07 | Ancient measurements such as the hekat (volume) or the cubit (length) are well known to archaeologists. However, recent interdisciplinary research on spherical jugs suggests that across the Eastern Mediterranean, ancient   Read more…

The Art of Biblical Criticism

06/06 | In the May/June 2012 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Biblical scholar James A. Sanders reviews what he considers “an essentially new book and mandatory to any serious student of the   Read more…

Bountiful Hoard Discovered Near Kiryat Gat

06/06 | The Israel Antiquities Authority announced the discovery of a large quantity of precious Roman gold coins and jewelry in a Roman/Byzantine-era structure on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 near Kiryat Gat,   Read more…

Is Jesus’ Crucifixion Reflected in Soil Deposition?

06/04 | The Gospel of Matthew describes an earthquake during Jesus’ Crucifixion. Sediment disturbances mentioned in a recent article in the International Geology Review points to the Biblical earthquake and may give   Read more…

The Oldest Hebrew Script and Language

06/04 | In a recent BAR article, epigraphy scholar Christopher Rollston asks a seemingly straightforward question: What is the oldest Hebrew inscription?   Read more…

What is it? BHD and Facebook Artifact Discussion

06/04 | What is it? BHD and Facebook Artifact Discussion   Read more…

Conservation Efforts Expose Princely Umayyad Inscription

06/01 | Conservation efforts conducted by the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro in Rome and the World Monuments Fund recently preserved an Umayyad   Read more…

Bilingual Boundary Stone Discovered at Tel Gezer

05/30 | The 12th boundary stone from Tel Gezer, discovered over a decade before this latest find. The bilingual boundary stone features Greek and Hebrew text with personal and geographical titles.   Read more…


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