Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

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.

Phoenician Ships

Nov 18

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 […]

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 […]

arch-of-titus-restoration

Nov 14

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.

Jesus' triumphal return to Jerusalem

Sep 3

Egypt’s Forgotten City

By: BAS Staff

One of the most important religious centers of the ancient world, the city of Akhmim in southern Egypt is presented in the exhibit Akhmim: Egypt’s Forgotten City, currently on display in the James Simon Gallery of the Berlin State Museums.

Abydos Ramses II Offering Gifts to Gods

Mar 29

The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade

By: Jonathan Laden

On April 3rd, 22 royal mummies are being transferred with great fanfare from Cairo's Egyptian Museum to Fustat's National Museum of Egyptian Civilization It is The Pharaohs' Golden Parade where the main celebrities are all long dead. Egypt is holding the procession to transfer the mummies of 18 pharaohs and 4 queens to their new permanent home at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat.

craters-jordan

Sep 16

Archaeological Looting and the Destruction of Cultural Heritage

By: Robin Ngo

In the Middle East, archaeological looting and the deliberate destruction of archaeological sites and monuments are rampant. What, if anything, can be done?