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Göbekli “Temple” May Have Also Been a House

10/10 | According to University of Toronto archaeologist Ted Banning, the 10,000-year-old Göbekli “temple” discovered in southeastern Turkey may in fact have been used primarily as a large communal house. The early   Read more…

What Were the Crusades?

10/07 | David Nicolle’s new book takes a look at the Order of Hospitallers, a military order of the Christian Crusades.   Read more…

Latest Archaeological Finds in Jerusalem Reveal Bronze Age Cemetery

10/06 | According to an article in the Israeli antiquities journal Qadmoniot, recent salvage excavations around the Holyland Hill housing development in Jerusalem have revealed one of the city’s oldest cemeteries. Excavations   Read more…

BBC Says Yes to BCE

10/05 | Last week, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) announced that the date references B.C.E. (Before Common Era) and C.E. (Common Era) would be used in all television and radio programming instead   Read more…

World Rushes to View Dead Sea Scrolls Online

10/04 | In the week since the Israel Museum and Google began posting high-resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls online, more than a million people from across the world have stopped   Read more…

Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls of Qumran

10/03 | Discovered in the caves above Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls have provided scholars with important information about the Jewish communities that resided in the environs of Qumran.   Read more…

Ashkelon Final Reports Available Online

10/03 | The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon announced last week that the first two volumes of the ongoing excavation’s final reports, Ashkelon 1 and Ashkelon 2, are now freely available for   Read more…

Hershel Shanks Asks About Eilat Mazar’s Biblical Archaeology Methods

09/29 | Hershel Shanks questions whether speculation about the Large Stone Structure as King David’s palace indicates flawed archaeology methods.   Read more…

Jordanian Oasis Reveals Ancient Burial Customs

09/29 | Archaeologists excavating two Epipalaeolithic sites near the Azraq oasis in Jordan’s eastern desert have found evidence of ancient burial customs dating back nearly 20,000 years. At the site of Ayn   Read more…

Where Were the Dead Sea Scrolls Found and Who Put Them There?

09/28 | Roland de Vaux, one of the original excavators of Khirbet Qumran near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, believed the Dead Sea Scrolls found in the Qumran caves had   Read more…


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