Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

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May 7

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.

May 6

Putting a Price Tag on History

By: BAS Staff

In 2018, Christie’s Auction House sold an ancient Assyrian relief for $31 million, setting a new world record for Assyrian art.

Mar 12

The Arch of Titus in Color

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Watch an exclusive video of digital scanning conducted on the famed Arch of Titus.

Jan 6

Anastylosis at Machaerus, Where John the Baptist Was Beheaded

By: Megan Sauter

Győző Vörös details the restoration work taking place at Machaerus—giving archaeological context to the New Testament episode featuring Princess Salome and John the Baptist.

Dec 13

ACOR’s Photo Archive

By: Megan Sauter

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), centered in Amman, Jordan, is digitizing their vast collection of archaeological and cultural heritage photographs and making these images accessible to the public.

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Aug 6

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.

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Jul 11

Tomb of the Biblical Prophet Nahum—Safe for Now

By: Megan Sauter

The tomb of the Biblical prophet Nahum in northern Iraq will survive to see another day.

Jun 19

Site-Seeing: Face to Face with Ancient Greek Warriors

By: Beth Ann Judas

The Archaeological Museum in Nauplion, Greece, is a must-visit. The centerpiece of the museum’s collection is the Dendra Panoply, a complete bronze suit of body armor.

May 9

Virtual Reality in Archaeology

By: Abby VanderHart

Virtual Reality technology has been helping tourists understand ancient sites by allowing them to view a simulated 3D environment through a headset.

Mar 9

Special Report: Current Status of the Tell Ain Dara Temple

By: Michael D. Danti, Darren P. Ashby, Marina Gabriel, and Susan Penacho

Between January 20–22, 2018, the early Iron Age temple at Tell Ain Dara in Syria—considered to be a close parallel to the Temple of Solomon—suffered large-scale damage. Read a special report by ASOR’s Cultural Heritage Initiatives that documents the damage.