Saturday, January 25, 2014

Weekend Roundup

Excavations in Hebron have already revealed an Iron Age house, artifacts from the 10th century, and Second Temple period items.

Nadav Shragai writes in Israel HaYom on recent Temple Mount discoveries that have not been publicized.

Plans are underway for a new museum at Petra.

The Rapid City Journal recounts how a collection of cuneiform tablets came to be in the collection of Black Hills State University in South Dakota.

National Geographic presents “Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology,” a new exhibition coming to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Ferrell Jenkins has posted several entries recently in his Visualizing Isaiah series: a skirt of sackcloth, trusting in horses and chariots, and a booth in a vineyard.

Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo has welcomed a new male lion to replace the one who died last year.

ASOR has a roundup of stories from around the world.

HT: Joseph Lauer, Charles Savelle, Jack Sasson

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3 Comments:

  • Hello Todd,

    The article on the Hebron excavations states that work there began back in the 1960's and seems to suggest the possibility that the 10th century finds, etc. may have been unearthed some time ago. Do you know whether the finds alluded to in the article are recent?

    By Blogger Luke Chandler, at Sat Jan 25, 10:13:00 PM  

  • Hi Luke,

    All I know is from this article. The issue is how to parse this sentence:

    In work that began in the 1960s, several promising finds have already been unearthed, including a wall from a First Temple-era home, and artifacts dating back to the days of King David, who for a period ruled the country from Hevron. Other Second Temple-era artifacts have been found as well.

    I took the "already" (and the fact that the story seems to be reporting some new finds) to indicate these were found recently. I also recall from other reading recently that 10th century remains were not previously discovered. That's about the best I can do at this point.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Sat Jan 25, 11:33:00 PM  

  • In addition to G. M. Grena's post, here is a pdf report from Emek Shaveh.
    http://alt-arch.org/en/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Tel-Rumeida-Eng.pdf

    A.D.

    By Blogger A.D. Riddle, at Sun Jan 26, 07:48:00 PM  

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