Apr 18

Copper Ingots Found in Ancient Shipwreck off Turkish Coast

By: Samuel DeWitt Pfister

A team of underwater archaeologists recently found the remains of an ancient shipwreck just off the coast of Turkey.

Apr 16

Nathan-Melek: Servant of the King

By: Megan Sauter

An impressive new seal impression has been uncovered in the City of David in Jerusalem.

Apr 8

Hierapolis and the Gateway to Hell

By: Noah Wiener

Italian archaeologists excavating the Phrygian city of Hierapolis in southwestern Turkey uncovered the remains of Pluto’s Gate, a site considered an entrance into the underworld in the Greco-Roman period.

Mar 25

Jewish Purification: Stone Vessel Workshop Discovered in Galilee

By: Robin Ngo

An excavation at a cave in Galilee has uncovered what may be a 2,000-year-old stone vessel production center. In the first century C.E., Jews commonly used stone vessels in observance of Jewish purity laws.

Mar 1

Enjoy BAR on iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

The rave-reviewed Biblical Archaeology Review Tablet Edition is available for iPad, Android and Kindle Fire devices.

Feb 28

National Geographic’s The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Traveling 75,000 miles to over 30 cities, actor Morgan Freeman leads Season 3 of National Geographic’s The Story of God.


Feb 27

Acting Out Revenge—Babylonian Style

By: Megan Sauter

Dr. Martin Worthington of Cambridge University and students from his Assyriology class dramatized an ancient Babylonian story and captured it on film.


Jan 26

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.

Jan 23

Heavy Rains Reveal Limestone Funerary Busts Near Beth Shean, Israel

By: Samuel DeWitt Pfister

Heavy winter rains led to the discovery of a pair of rare specimens in Israel.


Jan 20

What Did Gladiators Eat?

By: Robin Ngo

A study published in PLOS ONE suggests that gladiators really did eat mostly plants and may have drunk an ash tonic as described by ancient authors.