Archaeology Today

Archaeology Today

Mapping Jerusalem with Cosmic Rays

Feb 23

Excavating Jerusalem with Cosmic Rays

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

One of the most difficult ancient sites to excavate, Jerusalem is rife with archaeological mysteries. With excavation limited to specific and often narrow parts of […]


Feb 19

Dig Scene Investigators

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Editor’s Note: This blog article contains an image of human skeletal remains. Since the early years of archaeology, the discipline has gradually become more specialized, […]

Herculaneum Scrolls

Feb 9

Herculaneum Scrolls Unlocked

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

The 2,000-year-old Herculaneum Scrolls make up one of the largest extant libraries from antiquity, whose importance might well rival that of the Dead Sea Scrolls. […]

The Tomb of Mausolus (or the “Mausoleum”) at Halicarnassus

Jan 31

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

By: John Drummond

Today, when we hear about the Seven Wonders of the World, our thoughts are immediately filled with visions of the likes of the Great Wall […]

Archaeologists excavating the site of El-Araj (biblical Bethsaida) on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Jan 10

Where Is the House of Saint Peter the Apostle?

By: Marek Dospěl

After seven seasons of excavation at El-Araj on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, archaeologists have found the remains of a house that […]

City of David inscription

Dec 29

Top Ten Biblical Archaeology Stories of 2023

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

What were the top ten biblical archaeology stories of 2023? As the year winds down, we look back at some of the most popular news stories published […]

Dec 27

Understanding the Good Samaritan Parable

By: BAS Staff

Who were the Samaritans? Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt University explains how getting an accurate answer to this question can shed light on how shocking the Good Samaritan parable would have been for Jesus’ audience.

Dec 18

Dig Into the Holy Land This Summer!

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

As the calendar turns to a new year, we at the Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) take part in one of our favorite holiday traditions, the […]


Dec 15

What Did Crusaders Eat?

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

What did Crusaders eat while in the Holy Land? Understanding the diet of ancient groups can tell us a lot about them and how they […]

The site of Qurayyah

Dec 13

The Oasis of Qurayyah

By: Marek Dospěl

The so-called Midianite Hypothesis, first popularized in the 19th century, holds that Moses was introduced to the god Yahweh in the land of Midian and […]