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Archaeology Today

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 […]

Oct 20

BASONOVA Lecture: DNA Evidence for the Origins of the Philistines

By: Michele Barasso

On Sunday, November 3, 2019 join Professor Daniel Master, Professor of Archaeology at Wheaton College and Director of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, as […]

Phoenician Ships

Oct 14

Phoenicians Sailing to the New World

By: Jonathan Laden

It has already been established that Columbus was not the first European to lead an expedition to the “New World,” across the vast Atlantic Ocean […]

Oct 10

First Person: From Shalem to Jerusalem

By: Robert Cargill

I recently published a book titled Melchizedek, King of Sodom: How Scribes Invented the Biblical Priest-King. A highly technical book, it contains much textual analysis […]

Oct 9

Biblical Archaeology Society 2019 Publication Awards Winners

By: BAS Staff

These prestigious awards for books about archaeology and the Bible have been made possible by grants from: The Rohr Family in Memory of Sami Rohr […]


Sep 30

Archaeological Views: Missing from the Picture

By: Jennie Ebeling

Women have made important contributions to digs in the Holy Land since the early days of archaeology. Photographs in excavation reports from the late 19th […]

Isfehani Dome and Gardens, Iran

Sep 13

A Glimpse of Isfahani Architecture

By: Samuel D. Pfister

Although many readers may be familiar with the characteristic architectural features of a typical mosque—tall minarets and ornate, often gold-capped domes—few readers of BAR may […]

Codex Gigas

Sep 11

Aramaic Biographies of Angels and Demons

By: Andrew Perrin

Part of the challenge and opportunity of studying the Bible is that, while it often feels familiar, it comes from a foreign context. The texts […]

Karnak Wall

Sep 3

Biblical History at Karnak Temple

By: Don Knebel

Mr. Don Knebel traveled with BAS to Egypt in 2007; subsequently Jordan and many other places in the world.  In 2015 he wrote “Flushed with Curiosity; […]