Aren Maeir provides links to grants for volunteer excavators.
Maeir also lists nine sites in the Shephelah that will be under excavation as of this summer: Azekah, Beth Shemesh, Burna, Eton, Gath, Gezer, Qeiyafa, Socoh, and Zayit. That bodes well for the future of this blog.
Robert Mullins will begin a new excavation this summer for Azusa Pacific University at Abel Beth Maacah. Mullins will also be lecturing on March 19 in Beverly Hills on “The Many Temples of Beth Shean.”
If you’ve ever wondered what that palatial structure atop Mount Gerizim is, Tom Powers has found the answer.
Daniel Wallace says that the first New Testament manuscript from the first century has been discovered.
Wayne Stiles: “Like so many great cities of yesteryear, Tel Samaria remains a testimony of all earthly glory. The only beauty that remains is what God put there to begin with.”
Leen Ritmeyer recalls the discovery of the Burnt House in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem Post recommends the top 5 nature spots in the city.
The ASOR Blog surveys the latest in archaeology from around the world.
HT: G. M. Grena, Daniel Frese, Joseph Lauer
Abel Beth Maacah from the southwest