Saturday, June 20, 2015

Weekend Roundup

Brian Peterson reports on the third and final week of excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir. The discoveries included a third scarab.

Bible History Daily posts a report on current excavations at Ashkelon.

Arsonists destroyed two storerooms filled with antiquities excavated at Tel Kishon in the Jezreel Valley.

Luke Chandler has arrived for excavations at Lachish. Watch his blog for updates.

Archaeologists working at Hippos have discovered the imprint of a Roman soldier’s shoe.

The mummies of 8 million dogs have been found in catacombs in Memphis.

Ferrell Jenkins takes a new look at Magdala.

Norma Franklin does not carry a Marshalltown trowel, a pencil, notebook, or ruler in her dig bag.

CNN has a 3-minute feature on restoration work on Babylon.

The current issue of BASOR is available for free for a limited time.

The first issue of PEQ from 2014 is also available for free.

The Daily Star reports on the long-running excavations of Sidon.

Robert Deutsch posted some photos from a recent investigation of the ivory pomegranate. He believes the inscription is authentic.

Israel’s Tourism Ministry is beginning to rank hotels according to the five-star system.

We’ll be sending out a BiblePlaces Newsletter in the next few days. You can sign up for a free subscription here.

HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer

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2 Comments:

  • Apparently the limited time for BASOR just expired for me a few minutes ago. I was able to read Hoo-Goo Kang's review of Lahav 3, then any other article I chose led to the standard $9 fee per download page. Not that I'm complaining, because I'm grateful for the free Kang pages; just sayin'...

    P.S. Oh great, the new Blogger verification is forcing me to choose photos of pizza while I'm struggling to avoid carbs before the next staircase race.

    By Blogger G.M. Grena, at Sat Jun 20, 07:35:00 PM  

  • After I saw your comment, I went and checked and it's working for me. Perhaps they just have a block on Gren*. Sorry about the verification. All I have to do is check a box to prove I'm not a robot. (I must have the charmed life while yours is cursed, at least today...)

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Sat Jun 20, 07:53:00 PM  

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