Sep 18

The Expulsion of the Hyksos

By: Noah Wiener

In the 16th century B.C.E., Ahmose I overthrew the Hyksos and initiated the 18th Dynasty and the New Kingdom of Egypt. Recent archaeological discoveries at Tel Habuwa shed new light on Ahmose’s campaign.

Sep 16

Thonis—A Major Egyptian Port Swallowed by the Sea

By: Noah Wiener

At the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea off the Egyptian coast lies the spectacular port city of Thonis.


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?


Aug 25

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.

Spring Citadel

Aug 21

Canaanite Fortress Discovered in the City of David

By: Robin Ngo

Excavations around the Gihon Spring in the City of David uncovered a massive 3,800-year-old fortress.

Rachel Kalisher at Ashkelon

Aug 11

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.


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.

Philip J. King

Jul 30

In Memorium: Philip J. King (1925–2019)

By: David Vanderhooft

A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, December 14, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Church in Boston for Fr. Philip J. King, retired professor in theology at Boston College and […]

Jul 27

Did the Carthaginians Really Practice Infant Sacrifice?

By: Robin Ngo

One of the most debated questions in the study of the ancient world is whether or not the Carthaginians practiced human sacrifice—more specifically, the sacrifice of infants. Recent studies have provided comprehensive evidence that the Carthaginians really did sacrifice their own children.

Elim Mosaic Detail. Huqoq

Jul 8

Huqoq 2019: Newly Discovered 1,600-Year-Old Mosaic of the Exodus

By: UNC-Chapel Hill, Office of University Communications

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Jodi Magness, together with a team of researchers and students, found at Huqoq the first ancient Jewish depiction of the Elim episode from the Book of Exodus