Weekend Roundup, Part 1
Excavations are set to resume at Masada, and the focus will be on Herod’s gardens and the rebels’ houses.
Tel Aviv University will begin excavations at Kiriath Jearim this August.
The IAA has inaugurated a “new” trail in the Davidson Center Archaeological Park. The “mikveh path” is described as being “experiential, circular, and modular.”
Craig Evans discusses the new DSS cave find and shares with readers the insights of Randall Price. The article includes a picture of the 12th cave's location.
Some scholars are claiming that any future finds relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls belong to Israel.
The latest discovery, with the blank scroll parchment, may help to detect modern forgeries.
The Oriental Institute Museum has made available an Ancient Near Eastern Cross-Cultural Timeline.
HT: Ted Weis, Agade, Joseph Lauer, Paleojudaica