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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…

Another Lion Statue Discovered at Tell Tayinat in Turkey

08/01 | Archaeologists excavating at the Iron Age site of Tell Tayinat in southern Turkey have unearthed a 4-foot-tall statue of a roaring lion. The newly excavated lion is one of several   Read more…

Early Jewish Calendar Identified Among Dead Sea Scrolls

07/29 | A Dead Sea Scroll scholar at the University of Manchester in England has identified an early precursor to the traditional Jewish lunar calendar. In a 2,000-year-old fragmentary scroll known to   Read more…

Apostle Philip’s Tomb Found in Turkey

07/28 | Italian archaeologists working at the site of Hierapolis in southwestern Turkey believe they have discovered the tomb of St. Philip, one of Jesus’ 12 apostles. According to excavator Francesco D’Andria,   Read more…

First Question Mark Identified in Syriac Manuscripts

07/27 | A Cambridge University scholar believes he has identified the earliest known use of a question mark. While studying fifth-and-sixth-century C.E. Biblical manuscripts written in Syriac, Chip Coakley, an ancient manuscript   Read more…

Horned Philistine Altar Discovered at Gath

07/26 | Archaeologists excavating at the Philistine site of Tell es-Safi/Gath in Israel’s southern coastal plain have discovered a rare horned altar dating to the ninth century B.C.E. The stone altar, which   Read more…

Golden Bell Possibly Worn by Temple Priest Found in Jerusalem

07/25 | A 2,000-year-old golden bell, perhaps worn by a Temple priest, was discovered last week by Israeli archaeologists excavating an ancient sewer line in Jerusalem’s Old City. The golden orb, which   Read more…

Biblical and Historical Jordan: Sites to See

07/23 | Delve into the history of a beautiful land with a rich connection to the Bible: Jordan. Sites to see include Petra, Bethany and Khirbat al-Mudayna where archaeologist discoveries illuminate Biblical   Read more…


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