Tag: Antiquities

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

Hasmonean Coin Hoard Comes to Light at Modi’in

06/20 | After 2,140 years, a hoard of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean Period has once again seen the light of day.   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, News.

Egyptian Scarab Amulet Unearthed at Sepphoris

06/16 | A group of Israeli students found a 3,300-year-old Egyptian scarab amulet during the excavation of a site at Sepphoris.   Read more…

Posted in News, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

First Person: A Scepter from the Temple?

05/30 | In his First Person column in the May/June 2016 issue of BAR, Hershel Shanks asks: Where is the paleographer who says the ivory pomegranate is fake?   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible.


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