Saturday, March 23, 2013

Weekend Roundup

The last week of ASOR’s March Fellowship Madness is here, and one donor be randomly selected to receive a copy of The Photographs of the American Palestine Exploration Society, which features over 150 pictures taken at sites around the Near East in 1875.

Here’s a very high-resolution panoramic shot of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

Popular Mechanics has a story on the value of 3-D modeling for archaeology.

A 3-D model of the Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak has been created with the help of the UCLA team who created one of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Archaeologists working at Tel Habuwa east of the Suez Canal have found evidence for battles between the Egyptians and Hyksos.

A well-preserved sundial from the 13th century BC was discovered in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor.

Turkey is demanding Germany return more ancient artifacts.

The 1862 Middle East tour of the future King Edward VII is the subject of a new exhibition in Edinburgh.

HT: Joseph Lauer, Charles Savelle, Explorator

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