Archaeology Today

Archaeology Today


May 7

The Arch of Titus’s Menorah Panel in Color

By: Megan Sauter

Using technology, a team has digitally restored a panel from the Arch of Titus—which famously depicts captured treasures from Jerusalem’s Temple being paraded through Rome—to its original color.

May 6

Putting a Price Tag on History

By: BAS Staff

In 2018, Christie’s Auction House sold an ancient Assyrian relief for $31 million, setting a new world record for Assyrian art.

Babylonian Flood tablet

May 5

Noah and the Flood

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

In a BAS Library Special Collection, BAS editors have hand-selected articles from Biblical Archaeology Review and Bible Review that examine the Genesis flood, its interpretations, and what the similar Babylonian flood stories can teach us.

Apr 30

Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament

By: Megan Sauter

An interview with editors Jonathan S. Greer, John W. Hilber, and John H. Walton.

Apr 19

Call for Entries: BAS Publication Awards 2019

By: BAS Staff

Nominations are invited for the 2019 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards, for books published in 2017 and 2018.

Apr 3

How Was Jesus’ Tomb Sealed?

By: Megan Sauter

What kind of stone sealed the tomb of Jesus? Was it a round (disk-shaped) stone or a square (cork-shaped) stone? While both kinds of blocking stones are attested in Jerusalem tombs from the time of Jesus, square (cork-shaped) stones are much, much more common than round (disk-shaped) ones.

Mar 12

The Arch of Titus in Color

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Watch an exclusive video of digital scanning conducted on the famed Arch of Titus.

Jan 17

Tel Achzib in Arkansas Is Fake—And Everybody Knows It!

By: Megan Sauter

Those searching for Biblical archaeology field schools would not think to look in Arkansas. And rightly so! Biblical archaeology field schools typically are located at […]

Jan 6

Anastylosis at Machaerus, Where John the Baptist Was Beheaded

By: Megan Sauter

Győző Vörös details the restoration work taking place at Machaerus—giving archaeological context to the New Testament episode featuring Princess Salome and John the Baptist.

Dec 31

Top 10 Bible History Daily Posts in 2018

By: Robin Ngo

Check out the top 10 Bible History Daily blog posts published in 2018 that received the most web traffic.