The discovery of hundreds of olive pits in the Beth Shean Valley dated to 5000 BC are prompting a reevaluation of ancient irrigation practices.
Some antiquities have been discovered in the garden of the American Consulate in Alexandria.
The majority of smuggled artifacts seized in Syria and Lebanon are fakes.
Nir Hasson provides a fascinating review of the legal and cultural challenges of excavating bones, skeletons, and cemeteries in Israel (Haaretz premium).
Carl Rasmussen shares an interesting photo from Pompeii that sheds light on the Acts 19 riot in Ephesus.
The W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research is accepting applications for a number of funded fellowships.
The Bornblum Eretz Israel Synagogues Website continues to be updated with descriptions, plans, photos, and bibliographic references.
Gordon Govier and Clyde Billington report on some of the latest discoveries in biblical archaeology on The Book and the Spade.
Aren Maeir notes a forthcoming volume on Iron Age archaeology in the Shephelah.
HT: Charles Savelle, Joseph Lauer, Agade