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Graffiti: The Ancient World’s Social Media

09/01 | Thousands of ancient graffiti can be found carved into the walls of burial caves, tombs and quarries throughout the land of Israel. Typically, they include the name of the carver,   Read more…

Saudi Archaeologists Claim Earliest Evidence of Horse Domestication

08/31 | According to Saudi Arabian antiquities officials, a Neolithic site in the southwestern Asir province has revealed the earliest evidence of horse domestication. Ali al-Ghabban, vice-chairman of the Department of Museums   Read more…

Study Finds Ancient Egyptians Cared About Hair

08/29 | A study of more than a dozen mummies has found that ancient Egyptians used gels and other products to style elaborate hairdos, both in life and in death. The research,   Read more…

Duke Archaeologists Hold Online Office Hours

08/26 | If you have questions about Biblical archaeology, get them ready! This Thursday, September 1 at noon EST, Duke University professors and renowned Biblical archaeologists Eric and Carol Meyers* will hold   Read more…

New Egyptian Antiquities Chief Named

08/25 | The Egyptian press announced last week that Mohamed Abdel Fattah, the former head of the antiquities sector of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, has been named the council’s secretary general.   Read more…

Jordan’s Wadi Rum Named World Heritage Site

08/24 | Wadi Rum, the majestic, mountainous desert located in the far south of Jordan, was named this summer to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The Wadi Rum protected area, which includes more   Read more…

Cedars of Lebanon Under Threat

08/23 | Lebanon’s majestic cedar trees, famously used in the building of Solomon’s Temple (1 Kings 5:6), have survived thousands of years of human use and exploitation. Now the precious few cedar   Read more…

Study Finds Skin Cream Caused Egyptian Queen’s Death

08/22 | German scientists studying the contents of an ancient bottle may have found evidence of what killed Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most powerful women to ever rule over ancient Egypt.*   Read more…

Ancient Mesopotamian Cookoff Challenge Underway

08/19 | Laura Kelley, author of The Silk Road Gourmet, has challenged fellow chefs, ancient historians and food enthusiasts to compete in the first ever Ancient Mesopotamian Cookoff Challenge. Participants are invited   Read more…

Damascus Gate Restoration Completed

08/17 | The Israel Antiquities Authority this week completed its restoration of Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, the oldest and most imposing of the gates that stand guard over the entrances to the Old   Read more…


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