Jun 9 Blog
By: Theodore Feder
A wall painting found in the House of the Physician in Pompeii contains the earliest known depiction of a Biblical scene. Two onlookers in the crowd appear to be the Greek philosophers Socrates and Aristotle, according to author Theodore Feder. What do the onlookers reveal about the place of Biblical culture in the Greco-Roman world?
Mar 31 Blog
Mar 1 Blog
By: Jonathan Laden
An intact processional chariot discovered in the suburban villa of Civita Giuliana, north of the city. It was found in a portico across from a stable where the remains of three horses were discovered in 2018, including one still in its harness. Also found were the iron components, tin and bronze decorations, imprints of organic materials, from ropes and remains of floral decorations, and mineralized wooden remains.
Mar 30 Blog
Check out two D.C.-area archaeology lectures in April: “The Rebirth of a Roman Luxury Resort: Recent Archaeological Discoveries at the Seaside Villas at Stabiae” by Matthew Bell and Thomas Howe (April 3) and “Excavations at Idalion, Cyprus: Crossing Cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean” by Ann-Marie Knoblauch (April 6).
Nov 6 Blog
The Washington, D.C.-area Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia and Biblical Archaeology Forum will host the lecture “Egyptians, Canaanites, Sea Peoples and Early Israel at the End of the Bronze Age” (November 15) and the lecture “Landscapes of Allusion at Oplontis and Stabiae” (November 18) this month.