Jerusalem

Jerusalem

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May 21

Did I Find King David’s Palace?

By: Eilat Mazar

Digging just south of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Eilat Mazar uncovered a monumental building from the tenth century B.C.—the right time and the right place for David’s royal residence.

church-of-the-redeemer

May 17

Where Is Golgotha, Where Jesus Was Crucified?

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Where is Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified, located in Jerusalem? Marcel Serr and Dieter Vieweger discuss past and current investigations into the site where Jesus was crucified.

May 5

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

By: Hershel Shanks

Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.

Apr 22

The Ancient Altar from Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

During building renovations in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, archaeologists came across a stunning discovery, a large section from the church’s original ancient altar. […]

Outside the Holy Sepulchre

Apr 11

Holy Archaeological Sites

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

Excavating archaeological sites is rarely easy or straightforward. Many factors can drastically hamper or even block an excavation. In the archaeology of the Holy Land, […]

Cenacle Jerusalem

Apr 7

Did Jesus’ Last Supper Take Place Above the Tomb of David?

By: Marek Dospěl

Jesus’ Last Supper and the Tomb of David are traditionally associated with a building called the Cenacle in Jerusalem. Can archaeology shed light on these traditions?

Herod Tomb

Apr 3

How Was Jesus’ Tomb Sealed?

By: Megan Sauter

What kind of stone sealed the tomb of Jesus? Was it a round (disk-shaped) stone or a square (cork-shaped) stone? While both kinds of blocking stones are attested in Jerusalem tombs from the time of Jesus, square (cork-shaped) stones are much, much more common than round (disk-shaped) ones.

Storage Jars

Apr 1

Biblical Kings Drank Vanilla-Flavored Wine

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

It might seem strange, but in the days of the biblical kings, wine flavored with vanilla was a hit. We are not just talking about […]

Ciling of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Mar 25

Restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the holiest sites in Christianity, restoration means archaeology. Starting in early 2022, the church began a […]

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Mar 12

King Hezekiah in the Bible: Royal Seal of Hezekiah Comes to Light

By: Robin Ngo

For the first time, the royal seal of King Hezekiah in the Bible has been found in an archaeological excavation.