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Ancient Bread: 14,400-Year-Old Flatbreads Unearthed in Jordan

07/25 | In northeast Jordan, archaeologists discovered ancient “bread-like” remains that pre-date the emergence of agriculture by at least 4,000 years.   Read more…

Hidden Christian Cross at Hippos-Sussita

07/24 | A brass weight that had concealed a Christian cross was discovered in a Byzantine church at Hippos-Sussita in Israel.   Read more…

Scribes in the Dead Sea Scrolls

07/23 | What can we learn about scribes and scribal activity from the Dead Sea Scrolls?   Read more…

Why Study Prehistoric Israel?

07/22 | Studying prehistoric Israel can give us a better perspective on Israel in the Biblical period, says archaeologist Daniel Nadel.   Read more…

Biblical Bread: Baking Like the Ancient Israelites

07/21 | A team from the Tell Halif archaeological excavation made their own tannur, a traditional oven referenced in the Hebrew Bible, and baked bread in it.   Read more…

Alternative Facts: Domitian’s Persecution of Christians

07/20 | “Alternative facts” and “fake news” are not just a contemporary phenomenon. On occasion ancient writers similarly tried to spin their version of the truth. One such claim was that Roman   Read more…

Condemned to Mine Copper

07/19 | Sending condemned prisoners to mine copper in the Faynan in present-day Jordan was a popular form of early Christian persecution in the Roman Empire.   Read more…

Fragment of Homer’s Odyssey Unearthed at Olympia

07/16 | Archaeologists working at the Greek site of Olympia, home of the ancient Olympic Games, discovered a Roman-period clay tablet containing 13 lines of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey.   Read more…

Giant of New Testament Archaeology

07/16 | Daniel A. Warner, Donald D. Binder, Eric M. Meyers, and James Riley Strange reflect on the life of archaeologist James F. Strange.   Read more…

High Places, Altars and the Bamah

07/15 | The open-air altar shrine, called a bamah (plural bamot), is known through several books of the Biblical canon. Often referred to as “high places” in translations of the Bible, bamot   Read more…


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