Tag: the minoans

Where Did the Philistines Come From?

05/20 | Excavators at Tell es-Safi/Gath, the site of Gath of the Philistines mentioned in the Bible, found an exceptionally well preserved horned altar reminiscent of the Israelite horned altars described in   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

The Expulsion of the Hyksos

05/18 | 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   Read more…

Posted in News, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Myra, Turkey: St. Nicholas’s Christian Capital

01/26 | The fourth-century bishop of Myra, later canonized as St. Nicholas (and commonly remembered as Santa Claus), shaped the development of the Christian city before being buried at Myra.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.


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