Archaeology Today

Archaeology Today

Aerial view of Tel Akko

Jan 20

Akko’s Total Archaeology Experience

By: Megan Sauter

Interview with Ann Killebrew, dig director at Tel Akko, a major maritime and economic hub in the ancient Southern Levant. Cannaanites, sea peoples, and Phoenicians all called Akko home at one time or another. It also includes the best preserved Crusader city in the world.

Legio volunteers excavate the sacellum

Jan 6

Uncovering a Roman Army Base at Legio 

By: Megan Sauter

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones famously says, “X never, ever marks the spot.” While that is true with most archaeological excavations, […]

Dec 30

Digging Deep at Tel Shimron

By: Megan Sauter

Tel Shimron is the largest archaeological site in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel. This valley for millennia served as an important thoroughfare—and it still […]


Dec 24

The Archaeological Quest for the Earliest Christians

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

In part one of a two-part series, Douglas Boin presents new archaeological and historical research in the study of early Christianity.

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Dec 11

Scholarship Winners Speak Up

By: BAS Staff

Congratulations to our 2019 dig scholarship recipients! The Biblical Archaeology Society awarded scholarships to 12 individuals who would otherwise not have been able to participate […]

Scroll of Esther

Dec 11

Biblical Hebrew Phases: A Case Study

By: Ronald S. Hendel and Jan Joosten

The contrast between Classical and Late Biblical Hebrew is best illustrated by juxtaposing two extracts of biblical prose narrative, one from each corpus. Classical Biblical […]

Dec 2

Warehouse Clearance! — Every Book and DVD under $10

By: Jonathan Laden

In more than 40 years, we have never held a sale like this. For amateur archaeologists, students of Bible history, anyone interested in bible study, […]

Nov 25

The Complex Societies of Biblical-era Nomads

By: Jonathan Laden

Is archaeology biased against biblical nomads? Because modern archaeologists can find and analyze architectural remains more easily than ancient nomadic camp sites, do they falsely […]

Herod Statue Base

Nov 18

What Did King Herod Look Like?

By: Megan Sauter

There is no doubt that King Herod the Great left his mark on history. Not only did he carry out impressive building projects throughout ancient […]

1,400 year-old iron hammer and nails.

Nov 6

Byzantine Hammer and Nails Found at Ancient Usha

By: Jonathan Laden

The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced that the community excavation at Usha has discovered a 1,400-year-old Byzantine hammer and nails. This is one of only […]