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Aug 18

Ancient Bread: 14,400-Year-Old Flatbreads Unearthed in Jordan

By: Samuel DeWitt Pfister

In northeast Jordan, archaeologists discovered ancient “bread-like” remains that pre-date the emergence of agriculture by at least 4,000 years.

Early Jewish Bread Stamp Found Near Akko

Aug 16

Early Jewish Bread Stamp Found Near Akko

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

In 2011, Excavators with the Israel Antiquities Authority unearthed a 1,500-year-old Jewish bread stamp from a small Byzantine settlement near the ancient port city of […]

sulaymaniyah-gilgamesh-epic

Aug 4

Ancient Clay Tablet Offers Insights into the Gilgamesh Epic

By: Robin Ngo

An ancient clay tablet acquired in recent years by the Sulaymaniyah Museum in Iraq offers new insights into the Gilgamesh Epic.

Tell es-Safi excavation

Jul 30

Giant Goliath Slept Here

By: BAS Staff

As covered in recent articles by Ha’aretz and another by The Times of Israel, archaeologists have uncovered evidence of unusually large stone fortifications beneath the […]

LBA coffin Jezreel detail

Jul 28

Elite Canaanite Burial Discovered in the Jezreel Valley

By: Robin Ngo

IAA archaeologists have discovered a 3,300-year-old anthropoid coffin with Egyptianizing features belonging to a wealthy Canaanite near Tel Shadud in the Jezreel Valley.

Jul 27

Early Bronze Age: Megiddo’s Great Temple and the Birth of Urban Culture in the Levant

By: Noah Wiener

Megiddo’s Great Temple is a structure that, according to its excavators, “has proven to be the most monumental single edifice so far uncovered in the EB I Levant and ranks among the largest structures of its time in the Near East.”

Aerial view of Khirbet_a-Ra‘i

Jul 24

Biblical Town of Ziklag May Have Been Discovered

By: BAS Staff

Located between Kiryat Gat and Lachish in southern Israel, Khirbet a-Ra‘i has been the site of excavations since 2015. The researchers recently announced their belief […]

Jul 23

King David’s Palace at Khirbet Qeiyafa?

By: Noah Wiener

The Israel Antiquities Authority’s (IAA) July 18, 2013 press release is crowned with an extraordinary headline: King David’s Palace was Uncovered in the Judean Shephelah.

Jul 16

History of Bethlehem Documented by First Temple Period Bulla from the City of David

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Earliest History of Bethlehem Documented by First Temple Period Bulla from the City of David Jesus’ Birthplace in Ancient Bethlehem Confirmed as an Israelite City Centuries Earlier

Rachel Kalisher at Ashkelon

Jul 10

Illuminating the Philistines’ Origins

By: Megan Sauter

A new DNA study reveals that the Philistines, the inhabitants of Ashkelon during Iron Age I, had predominantly European ancestry.