A new study by Tel Aviv University points to widespread literacy in Israel in 600 BC. Christopher Rollston offers a summary and reflections. An op-ed at the Jerusalem Post is entitled “Holy Shards.” The academic article is available to subscribers here.
The Temple Mount Sifting Project will soon be announcing the discovery of a pendant with the cartouche of Pharaoh Thutmose III.
The Big Picture returns to Palmyra.
Dubai's plans for the world’s tallest skyscraper are inspired by the hanging gardens of Babylon.
Wayne Stiles goes to Ein Harod to learn how to move from fear to faith.
Yale’s “Old Babylonian Period Mathematical Text” is one of the university’s most-reproduced cultural artifacts.
The Iraqi government is turning Saddam Hussein's palace in Basra into an archaeological museum.
With Passover around the corner, Haaretz looks at indirect evidence of Israelite presence in Egypt before the exodus.
A Passover sacrifice event will be held on Monday on the Mount of Olives.
Luke Chandler notes that the official website for the Khirbet Qeiyafa excavations has been updated.
The summer excavation of Khirbet el-Maqatir is on and applications are being accepted until April 30.
Filip Vukosavovic has resigned his position as Chief Curator at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem.
Now free online: The Bible in Its World: The Bible and Archaeology Today, by Kenneth A. Kitchen.
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