Tag: Antiquities

Historical objects from antiquity, particularly from classical Greece, Rome, Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East.

The Ancient Bean Diet: Fava Beans Favored in Prehistoric Israel

11/25 | A study of the seeds recovered during excavations of Neolithic sites throughout the Galilee indicates that legumes, especially fava beans, made up a substantial part of the Neolithic diet.   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, News.

The Seleucid Akra: 2,200-Year-Old Jerusalem Fortress Uncovered?

11/13 | Archaeologists excavating in the City of David may have found the fortress that Seleucid King Antiochus constructed following his conquest of Jerusalem around 167 B.C.E.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem, News.

Where is Queen Nefertiti’s Tomb?

11/04 | An intriguing new hypothesis is the talk of archaeologists and historians in Egypt and around the world: Does King Tut’s tomb contain Queen Nefertiti’s crypt?   Read more…

Posted in News, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

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