Tag: drachma

A First Temple Period Palatial Estate Near Jerusalem?

02/13 | Archaeologists excavating at Ein Hanniya outside of Jerusalem unearthed seventh-century B.C.E. finds that suggest the presence of a palace in the First Temple period.   Read more…

Posted in News, Jerusalem.

Rigged Wrestling: The Ancient Fix Is In

04/25 | A recently translated document reveals that some ancient athletes—like some of their modern counterparts—sacrificed their integrity for the sake of a good show, or swindled audiences for the sake of   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Cultures, News.

The Athenian Acropolis

04/25 | Prior to its destruction by the Persians in 490 B.C.E. and again in 480–479 B.C.E., the Acropolis was a sacred precinct with a temple to Athens’s tutelary goddess, Athena. The   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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