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First Person: The Sun God in the Synagogue

12/02 | The 92nd Street Y in New York City called me a few months ago, asking me to speak. We discussed possible topics, and I finally chose “What’s a Greek God   Read more…

Eshtaol Excavations Reveal the Oldest House in the Shephelah

12/02 | Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) excavations at Eshtaol recently uncovered the remains of a 10,000-year-old house in the Judean Shephelah, the lowland west of Jerusalem, as well as a later cult   Read more…

Archaeology Tools of the 21st Century

11/22 | For many archaeologists who work in Israel, like Ann Killebrew who codirects the Tel Akko excavations, new digital archaeology tools are transforming the study of the Biblical past.   Read more…

One of Civilization’s Oldest Wine Cellars?

11/22 | At the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) conference on Friday, November 22, Tel Kabri archaeologists announced the discovery of 40 large wine jars uncovered in the 2013 excavations. Kurtis   Read more…

Israel Antiquities Authority Tries to Keep Ossuary Return a Secret

11/13 | Not a word about the return of the ‘James Ossuary’ to its owner Oded Golan had appeared in the Israeli press, despite the fact that they had extensively covered the   Read more…

Joan Goodnick Westenholz (1943–2013)

11/13 | Joan Goodnick Westenholz, a former chief curator at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem and one of the world’s foremost Assyriologists, passed away in February at the age of 69.   Read more…

Israel Antiquities Authority Returns “Jesus Brother” Bone Box to Owner

11/11 | The Israel Antiquities Authority has returned the ossuary inscribed “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” to Oded Golan.   Read more…

Skyview’s 2013 Creative Shot Contest Slideshow

11/08 | View a slideshow of Skyview’s creative shot contest, featuring submissions from Tell es-Safi, Tel Kabri, Huqoq, Ashdod-Yam and several other sites.   Read more…

Khirbet Qeiyafa and Tel Lachish Excavations Explore Early Kingdom of Judah

11/08 | Monumental discoveries from the 2013 season at Khirbet Qeiyafa provide new evidence of an extensive civil administration during the time of King David. To continue investigating the tenth-century kingdom of   Read more…

Kültepe Excavations Reveal Remains Predating Karum Kanesh

11/06 | Turkish archaeologist Fikri Kulakoğlu recently reported the discovery of a massive 4,500-year-old building complex at Kültepe in central Turkey, by the site of the largest Bronze Age trade network of   Read more…


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