Sunday, February 14, 2016

Weekend Roundup, Part 2

The Bornblum Eretz Israel Synagogues Website is a new work that presents "bibliographical references, geographical location, photos, plans and brief descriptions of excavated ancient synagogues from the Roman and Byzantine periods in the Land of Israel."

A four-minute newscast reports on new excavations in the Timna Valley and its copper mines.

Four individuals are in trouble after a video of them breaking off pieces of the Giza pyramids went viral.

"The Aleppo Codex, on permanent display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, has been declared a world treasure by UNESCO."

A group of artifacts from the Museum of the Bible Collection is now on display in Cuba.

"The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell exhibition will be at the Great North Museum in Newcastle until May 3."

Jodi Magness will be lecturing on “Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee” on February 15 at UNC. She will be giving the same lecture at the Getty Villa on April 3.

Birger Ekornåsvåg Helgestad and Jonathan Taylor will be lecturing in London on February 24 on "Walking in Woolley's Footsteps: Ur Brought to Life for the Digital Age." Registration is required.

"In the Valley of David and Goliath: Digging Up Evidence on the United Monarchy" symposium will be held in New York City on March 30.

Applications are now being accepted for the Cyprus Underwater Archaeology Field School 2016.

A one-week Field School on Archaeological Science in Ancient Corinth will be held June 6 to 11.

HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Charles Savelle

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