By: Jennifer Drummond
Vestis Virum Facit—clothes make the man. While this quote has been (wrongly) attributed to Roman educator Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, its dubious authenticity doesn’t make it […]
By: David Moster
Seeds and fruit remains are exciting discoveries for archaeologists, and they provide radiocarbon data to help date buried strata. Fruit also plays an important role in the Biblical narrative.
What do Iron Age altars tell us about Biblical sacrifices and worship in ancient Israelite religion?
By: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott
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.
By: Jenn Drummond
Doughnuts are a delicious phenomenon; they even have their own calendar day (June 4 in 2021). In this installment of BAR Test Kitchen, we will be making […]
By: James Sickinger
When we think of democracy, we usually think of the ancient Greeks, but identifying the exact origins of political practices can be tricky.
By: Marek Dospěl
Archaeologists excavating the Hellenistic city of Maresha made a stunning discovery in 2018, when they stumbled upon what must have been an ancient archive. So […]