Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

Aleppo Synagogue

Oct 10

Step into the Aleppo Synagogue

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Step into the great Aleppo Synagogue, one of the most important synagogues in the world and home to the oldest Hebrew Bible in existence, the […]

Phoenician Ships

Oct 9

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 sailing to the “New World,” across the vast Atlantic […]

Sep 16

Israel Claims Rare Paleo-Hebrew Papyrus Recovered

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

According to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), an incredibly rare papyrus with Paleo-Hebrew text dating to the time of the First Temple has been recovered […]

Sep 8

First Temple Papyrus? Exclusive Interview with Joe Uziel

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Watch an EXCLUSIVE interview with Joe Uziel, head of the Israel Antiquities Authority’s Dead Sea Scrolls Unit, who discusses the recovery of a papyrus that […]

Jul 6

Archaeology by the People, for the People

By: Marek Dospěl 

Archaeological projects around the world invite local communities to participate in archaeological exploration near their homes. Called “community archaeology” or “public archaeology,” this novel approach […]

May 4

Archaeological Laborers in the Middle East

By: Marek Dospěl

Ever since the 19th century, when Western explorers and archaeologists first began to take a serious, professional interest in the history and cultures of the […]

In the Iraq Museum

Mar 14

The Rebirth of Archaeology in Iraq

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

After a nearly 20-year hiatus, archaeology in Iraq is experiencing a rebirth. Following the political instability that resulted from the Iraq War in 2003 and […]

Stolen artifacts

Mar 11

Stolen Artifacts, Biblical Ivories, and Magic Bowls

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

In early 2022, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) seized a hoard of stolen artifacts including carved ivories from the biblical period, 1,500-year-old magic bowls, and […]

imj-tour

Jan 11

Virtually Explore Holy Land Artifacts

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

From the comfort of your home, you can virtually explore archaeological objects that shed light on Biblical history with the click of a button.

Director and Students at Church of the Glorious Martyr

Nov 17

Students Excavate the Church of the Glorious Martyr

By: Benyamin Storchan

The excavations at the Church of the Glorious Martyr—a Byzantine-era memorial church located west of Jerusalem in the Judean Hills—were conducted as a part the […]