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The Museum of the Bible in the Spotlight

10/20 | A new museum dedicated to the best-selling book of all time will open in Washington, D.C.—just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol.   Read more…

Who Were the Phoenicians?

10/20 | With a commercial empire that lasted a millennium, the Phoenicians were major players in the ancient Mediterranean world. Spreading their culture and goods, they came into contact with many different   Read more…

Ancient Clay Tablet Offers New Insights into the Gilgamesh Epic

10/19 | An ancient clay tablet acquired in recent years by the Sulaymaniyah Museum in Iraq offers new insights into the Gilgamesh Epic.   Read more…

Headless Toads Revealed in 4,000-Year-Old Jerusalem Tomb

10/18 | The discovery of a 4,000-year-old Canaanite shaft tomb containing the remains of at least nine decapitated toads has given archaeologists intriguing insight into ancient burial practices.   Read more…

Were Mary and Joseph Married or Engaged at Jesus’ Birth?

10/17 | Were Mary and Joseph married or engaged when they traveled to Bethlehem? Biblical scholar Mark Wilson examines what the gospels say in this Bible History Daily guest post.   Read more…

The Te’omim Cave: Rebel Hideout and Cult Site

10/16 | The Te’omim Cave in the Jerusalem hills served as a refuge for Jewish rebels during the Bar-Kokhba Revolt and later as a pagan cultic site in the second–fourth centuries C.E.   Read more…

Hanging Gardens of Babylon … in Assyrian Nineveh

10/15 | The Hanging Gardens of Babylon may not be Babylonian after all—they may have been 300 miles to the north at Assyrian Nineveh, planted by Sennacherib at the start of the   Read more…

Who Was St. Nicholas?

10/11 | The legend of jolly old St. Nicholas evolved into Santa Claus in Christmas tradition, but who was St. Nicholas?   Read more…

BAR Test Kitchen: Roman Custard

10/11 | Learn how to make a sweet custard from ancient Rome with the BAR Test Kitchen.   Read more…

Ancient Board Games in Biblical Gath

10/09 | Fragmentary finds of gaming boards, playing pieces, and knucklebones attest to the popularity of ancient board games in biblical Gath.   Read more…


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