May 13 Blog
By: Noah Wiener
Has archaeology uncovered portraits of two Israelite kings? One contender is on the famous Black Obelisk from Nimurd/Calah, but scholars differ about the identification. Another more recent candidate for an Israelite king’s portrait is an image from a wall at Kuntillet ‘Ajrud, a remote site in the Sinai desert.
Mar 9 Blog
By: Michael D. Danti, Darren P. Ashby, Marina Gabriel, and Susan Penacho
Between January 20–22, 2018, the early Iron Age temple at Tell Ain Dara in Syria—considered to be a close parallel to the Temple of Solomon—suffered large-scale damage. Read a special report by ASOR’s Cultural Heritage Initiatives that documents the damage.
Jul 29 Blog
By: David Ilan, Yifat Thareani and Jonathan Greer