Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

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.

Phoenician Ships

Oct 15

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 […]


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?

Samson and Delilah Comic

Sep 15

Superheroes of Old

By: John Drummond

Walking through the doors of your local cinema can sometimes feel like a religious experience. For months, years, or even decades you might have been […]


Aug 28

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.


Jul 31

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.

1,400 year-old iron hammer and nails.

Nov 6

Byzantine Hammer and Nails Found at Ancient Usha

By: Jonathan Laden

The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced that the community excavation at Usha has discovered a 1,400-year-old Byzantine hammer and nails. This is one of only […]

Isfehani Dome and Gardens, Iran

Sep 13

A Glimpse of Isfahani Architecture

By: Samuel D. Pfister

Although many readers may be familiar with the characteristic architectural features of a typical mosque—tall minarets and ornate, often gold-capped domes—few readers of BAR may […]

Karnak Wall

Sep 3

Biblical History at Karnak Temple

By: Don Knebel

Mr. Don Knebel traveled with BAS to Egypt in 2007; subsequently Jordan and many other places in the world.  In 2015 he wrote “Flushed with Curiosity; […]

Robert Cargill

Jun 25

First Person: Who Owns History?

By: Robert Cargill

The Met repatriated a looted artifact to Egypt. Will other museums follow their example?