Archaeology Today

Archaeology Today

Darius the great

Mar 5

The Darius Ostracon: From Real to Fake

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Within 48 hours, a supposedly ancient ostracon containing the name of the Persian king Darius the Great went from being authenticated by leading experts to […]


Feb 13

There Is No “Lone Genius” in Archaeology

By: Caitlin Hubler

As soon as my professors heard I was interested in joining an excavation in Israel, there was one site universally recommended: Azekah. Now, after experiencing […]

Feb 6

From Dust to Data

By: Alexandra Wrathall

Archaeologists have long captured the public imagination, as adventurers of the ancient past who discover the hidden treasures left behind by our ancestors. Within this […]

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Feb 2

BAS Publication Awards – Call for Entries

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Biblical Archaeology Society Call for Entries BAS Publication Awards Nominations are invited for the 2023 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards, for books published in 2021 […]

Feb 1

The Tomb of Jesus? Wrong on Every Count

By: Craig Evans and Steven Feldman

Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again Rarely does the world of Biblical archaeology make as much news as when filmmakers James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici […]

Jerusalem's moat

Jan 27

Jerusalem’s Medieval Moat

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) continue to provide evidence of Jerusalem’s power and defensibility throughout history, with excavations along Sultan Suleiman Street revealing […]


Jan 26

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.

Jan 23

The “Gabriel Stone” on Display

By: James Tabor

James Tabor describes Israel Knohl's changed interpretation of the critical line discussing the resurrection of the dead after three days of "Gabriel's Revelation."

Jan 23

Finding an Archaeological Dig

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Have you ever wanted to take part in an archaeological dig, but did not know where to begin? Are you unsure about what you would […]

Jan 20

Digging In: El-Araj

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

 Hear from archaeologists, volunteers, and students excavating El-Araj in this exclusive video. This is the latest post in Bible History Daily’s ongoing series about […]