Saturday, November 26, 2016

Weekend Roundup

Archaeologists working in central Israel unearthed the Middle Bronze predecessor of Rodin’s “The Thinker.” High-res photos and a video are available here.

Archaeologists are speaking out against the construction of a mixed prayer area in the Jerusalem Archaeological Park south of the Western Wall prayer area.

A necropolis and residential settlement were uncovered Tuesday in Abydos in Sohag, almost 400 kilometres south of the temple of the New Kingdom pharaoh Seti I.”

Divers have discovered the world’s oldest harbor in the Red Sea along the coast of Egypt.

The Kom Al-Shoqafa catacombs in Alexandria were not flooded, as some reports claimed.

A writer for The New Yorker visits the full-size replica of King Tut’s tomb in Egypt.

The Egyptological museum search is a PHP tool aimed to facilitate locating the descriptions and images of ancient Egyptian objects in online catalogues of major museums.”

Objects Come to Life is a physical and digital exhibition of the Eton Myers Collection of Egyptian Art, on loan to the University of Birmingham, which explores the importance and intrigue of private collections of ancient artefacts.”

An Israeli court has ruled that the names of Israeli archaeologists working in the West Bank can stay secret.

Luke Chandler has opened registration for next summer’s tour of Israel. He also reports on some sessions he attended at the recent ASOR conference.

Accordance is running a Black Friday sale through Monday. One new e-resource is the Satellite Bible Atlas. This version features all of the hyperlink and search enhancements you would expect from Accordance.

Wayne Stiles is running a Black Friday audio blowout through Sunday night.

Carta is offering a 25% discount on the forthcoming The World’s Oldest Alphabet: Hebrew as the Language of the Proto-Consonantal Script, by Douglas Petrovich, with code 25-off.

HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Ted Weis, Charles Savelle, Ferrell Jenkins

Alexander Schick sends along a photo of a newly discovered mikveh (ritual) bath at Herod’s palace at Macherus.

Machaerus Mikweh Schick P 4973
Mikveh at Macherus

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  • I wonder if there is a map of all pre-20thC mikvehs discovered in the levant, by period?

    Charles N.

    By Blogger Unknown, at Sun Nov 27, 11:46:00 AM  

  • Charles N.,

    I believe Yonatan Adler compiled this information for his dissertation. I conversed with him at one point about ways he could map his data. You might try contacting him through his page.


    By Blogger A.D. Riddle, at Sun Nov 27, 12:02:00 PM  

  • Charles N.,

    I just noticed Yonatan's dissertation is available on his page. It is titled "The Archaeology of Purity: Archaeological Evidence for the Observance of Ritual Purity in Ereẓ-Israel from the Hasmonean Period until the End of the Talmudic Era (164 BCE – 400 CE)." Starting on page 19, there is a long table with all the data and there are some maps at the end.


    By Blogger A.D. Riddle, at Sun Nov 27, 12:10:00 PM  

  • Dear Anno. That is most efficient help, man! Thanking you,

    By Blogger Unknown, at Sun Nov 27, 01:50:00 PM  

  • That should have been page 319 (pdf page 333), not 19.


    By Blogger A.D. Riddle, at Sun Nov 27, 02:18:00 PM  

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