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Jun 14

What Happened to the Canaanites?

By: Robin Ngo

For the first time, researchers have conducted DNA sequencing on ancient Canaanite skeletons and have determined where the Canaanites’ descendants can be found today.

Borghese-mosaic

May 10

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.

hezekiah-bulla

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.

Stolen artifacts

Mar 11

Stolen Artifacts, Biblical Ivories, and Magic Bowls

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

In early 2022, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) seized a hoard of stolen artifacts including carved ivories from the biblical period, 1,500-year-old magic bowls, and […]

cyprian-plague

Mar 10

The Cyprian Plague

By: Robin Ngo

Archaeologists working in Thebes discovered a burial for victims of the 3rd-century C.E. Cyprian Plague.

Feb 27

Who Were the Minoans?

By: Noah Wiener

Crete’s Minoan civilization has long been considered Europe’s first great Bronze Age society. But who were the Minoans? A recent DNA study suggests that the Minoan civilization comprised of local Europeans rather than outsiders.

two cops standing by the stone pillar

Feb 25

Marble Pillar Sheds Light on Byzantine Church

By: Nathan Steinmeyer

While patrolling the beach in Ashdod, Israel, two police officers stumbled upon an incredible find, a marble pillar that probably once stood in a nearby […]

Ark Tablet

Feb 24

The Animals Went in Two by Two, According to Babylonian Ark Tablet

By: Noah Wiener

A recently translated Old Babylonian flood tablet describes how to build a circular ark.

imj-tour

Jan 11

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.

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Jan 8

Virtually Explore Jesus’ Tomb at the National Geographic Museum

By: Samuel Pfister

3-D technology brings Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre to life in the National Geographic Museum exhibit Tomb of Christ: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Experience.