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The Biblical Archaeology Society 2013 Publication Awards Winners

08/13 | The 2013 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards recognize the best books published in 2011 and 2012. The biennial BAS Publication Awards for books about archaeology and the Bible have been   Read more…

Byzantine Jewelry and Other Precious Finds Uncovered in Ancient Dump

08/08 | Excavations in an agricultural area near Apollonia-Arsuf uncovered a cache of gold Byzantine jewelry, 400 coins, 200 Samaritan lamps, an inscribed ring and other precious finds in an unlikely location—Byzantine   Read more…

Persepolis: What it Once Was, and What it is Now

08/08 | BAS Intern Idean Marvastian recalls a visit to the Persian ceremonial capital.   Read more…

Enormous Crusader-Era Hospital Discovered in Jerusalem

08/06 | Excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have uncovered part of a massive hospital dating to the Crusader period (1099-1291 C.E.). The structure lies in the heart of the   Read more…

Examining the Philistines Up Close

08/02 | New high-tech archaeometry tools at the Philistine site of Tell es-Safi (the Biblical city Gath) will allow the team to take in-field material analysis to a new level of specificity.   Read more…

Let the Public See It!

08/01 | Hershel Shanks discusses the Yehoash inscription in court.   Read more…

The Iron Age I Structure on Mt. Ebal

08/01 | Aren Maeir reviews “The Iron Age I Structure on Mt. Ebal: Excavation and Interpretation” by Ralph K. Hawkins.   Read more…

Rome and the Maccabees: A Friendship Set in Bronze?

07/26 | Judah Maccabee’s second-century B.C.E. revolt against the Hellenistic Seleucids set the stage for the establishment of the Hasmonean dynasty in Judea.   Read more…

Journey to the Copper Age: A Video Lecture by Thomas E. Levy

07/25 | Watch the full-length video lecture “Journey to the Copper Age – The Chalcolithic Metallurgical Revolution and Its Effects in Israel and the Neighboring Lands”   Read more…

The Exilic Period in the Digital Classroom (Video)

07/24 | This fall, Tel Aviv University (TAU) Professor Oded Lipschits and Ido Koch will be teaching a course on the Exilic period of Babylonian rule over Judah. A transitional link between   Read more…


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