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Digs 2014: Layers of Meaning

01/10 | Read BAR’s annual dig feature by Noah Wiener as it appears in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of BAR.   Read more…

Çatalhöyük Mural: The Earliest Representation of a Volcanic Eruption?

01/09 | In the early 1960s, archaeologist James Mellaart uncovered a mural at Çatalhöyük, the world’s largest and best-preserved Neolithic site, which he interpreted to represent a volcanic eruption. A recent   Read more…

Ancient Antioch: Mapping Political and Trade Networks with Google Earth

01/08 | Researcher Kristina Neumann created an interactive map illustrating ancient Antioch’s changing political and economic relationships over time using Google Earth software.   Read more…

Brewmaster’s Tomb

01/06 | Recent archaeological investigations at Thebes—Egypt’s capital during its wealthiest period in the 18th dynasty (ca. 1550–1292 B.C.E.)—uncovered evidence of the ancient metropolis’ brewmaster.   Read more…

Top 10 Archaeological Finds in 2013

01/06 | The New Year is a time to reflect, and we’ve put together a list of the top ten Biblical archaeology finds from 2013.   Read more…

Bible Secrets Revealed, Episode 4: “The Real Jesus”

01/03 | Read what Bible Secrets Revealed consulting producer Dr. Robert Cargill reveals about the fourth installment of the History Channel series.   Read more…

King Solomon’s Two-Buck Chuck

01/03 | Gershon Galil recently proposed that Jerusalem’s oldest inscription is in Hebrew and it refers to a cheap type of wine.   Read more…

Scholar’s Study: The Great Tekhelet Debate

01/02 | Zvi C. Koren and Baruch and Judy Taubes Sterman debate the shade of God’s chosen color for the ancient Israelites.   Read more…

Ancient Fabric Dyed Biblical Blue?

01/02 | The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced in a press release that 2,000-year-old indigo fabric found near the Dead Sea was dyed using a technique that may have also produced tekhelet,   Read more…

Zvi C. Koren’s Reply to the Stermans’ Response

01/02 | Zvi C. Koren responded to the Stermans’ article, and this post is part of the extended tekhelet debate on the BAS Scholar’s Study page.   Read more…


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