Miriam Feinberg Vamosh has written an article on the little-known Church of St. Mark near the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. According to tradition in the Syriac Orthodox church, this was the place of the Last Supper.
If you’re traveling to the Middle East, it’s worth preparing not only for the sites, but also for the food. Debra Kamin has four rules for eating hummus.
The LMLK Blogspot has a “modern ancient art mystery” for savvy biblical archaeology sleuths.
The AP has more about the new excavations in the city of Ur.
Scientists are studying a battering ram found in a Greek or Roman ship sunk off the coast of Libya.
The ruins of ancient Palmyra are being threatened by the fighting in Syria.
Some new maps of the ancient world are now going online at the Encyclopedia of Ancient History.
Aren Maeir will be lecturing on “The Search for Goliath” on April 18 at William Jessup University.
Yesterday’s quotation was by William Dever, long-time crusader against biblical archaeology. It’s from page 14 of Archaeology and Biblical Studies: Retrospects and Prospects. Evanston, IL: Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 1974.
HT: Jack Sasson