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Hellenistic Jewelry Discovered in Jerusalem

08/10 | A 2,200-year-old gold earring portraying the head of a horned animal was unearthed in the Givati Parking Lot in Jerusalem’s City of David National Park.   Read more…

The Göbekli Tepe Ruins and the Origins of Neolithic Religion

08/09 | The massive stone enclosures of the Göbekli Tepe ruins may be the earliest examples of Neolithic religion.   Read more…

Çatalhöyük Mural: The Earliest Representation of a Volcanic Eruption?

08/08 | In the early 1960s, archaeologist James Mellaart uncovered a mural at Çatalhöyük, the world’s largest and best-preserved Neolithic site, which he interpreted to represent a volcanic eruption. A recent   Read more…

Sacred Prostitution in the Story of Judah and Tamar?

08/07 | According to popular belief, cult prostitution was common throughout the ancient world, particularly associated with the fertility rites of the Canaanites and Phoenicians. While some scholars suggest that temple prostitution   Read more…

Egyptian Papyrus Reveals Israelite Psalms

08/06 | In BAR, Karel van der Toorn contends that three Israelite psalms appear in Papyrus Amherst 63—although only one is attested in the Bible.   Read more…

Virtually Explore Holy Land Artifacts

08/06 | From the comfort of your home, you can virtually explore archaeological objects that shed light on Biblical history with the click of a button.   Read more…

What the Temple Mount Floor Looked Like

08/05 | More than a hundred colorful polished stone tiles have been recovered by the Temple Mount Sifting Project. The tiles reveal what the Temple Mount floors looked like in Herod’s time.   Read more…

Sifting Antiquity on the Temple Mount Sifting Project

08/04 | Archaeological excavations are prohibited on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, though one project—the Temple Mount Sifting Project—has been analyzing soil that came from the Temple Mount since 2004. Learn the   Read more…

The Temple Mount in the Herodian Period (37 BC–70 A.D.)

08/03 | Archaeological architect Leen Ritmeyer presents drawings of the Temple Mount in the Herodian period.   Read more…

Canaanite Fortress Discovered in the City of David

08/02 | Excavations around the Gihon Spring in the City of David uncovered a massive 3,800-year-old fortress.   Read more…


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