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May 19, 2020, 12:42 pm Living underground before the Romans? 2,000-year-old rooms found by Western Wall Purpose of unique ancient complex still unclear, but indicates possible subterranean Second Temple-era life in Jerusalem’s Old City prior to the Roman conquest in 70 CE By Amanda Borschel-Dan February 17, 2020, 8:07 pm Rare ‘smiting gods’ among artifacts found at 12th century BCE Canaanite temple Once-in-a-career Bronze Age findings from Lachish described as ‘breathtaking’ by archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel, who published a comprehensive report on 2013-2017 excavations By Amanda Borschel-Dan February 3, 2020, 3:02 pm Revealed: In First Temple era, another massive temple was in use near Jerusalem Large 10th century BCE worship complex being excavated at Motza in ancient Judah; 4 miles from Temple Mount, site was ‘sanctioned’ by Jerusalem administration, say archaeologists By Amanda Borschel-Dan January 22, 2020, 10:30 pm Illiterate Israelites? Hi-tech review of ancient sherds suggests few scribes Multi-disciplinary Tel Aviv University study uses new image processing and computer learning techniques to reexamine large cache of paleo-Hebrew ostraca from 8th century BCE By Amanda Borschel-Dan January 16, 2020, 2:27 pm LISTEN: At Shiloh, archaeologist finds artifacts hinting at biblical Tabernacle With Texan chutzpah, Dr. Scott Stripling says all digs must start wet-sifting their earth, as he recovers overlooked ancient items at the first Israelite priestly capital By Amanda Borschel-Dan January 10, 2020, 11:29 am Hebrew nametag on ancient wine jar reopens debate on size of Israelite kingdom The area of Abel Beth Maacah, near Metula, was previously thought to be outside of Hebrew domain during 10th-9th century BCE By TOI staff December 25, 2019, 4:30 pm Archaeologists discover Phoenician family tomb in ancient city of Achziv Coastal territory was the heartland of the seafaring traders who founded a string of city-states from modern-day Beirut south to Haifa By TOI staff October 17, 2019, 4:01 pm On an ancient road to the Temple, archaeological innovation, mystery and dispute As they excavate 2,000-year-old Stepped Street under thriving Arab neighborhood, careful to avoid collapsing the homes above, are archaeologists bending, or recreating, the rules? By Amanda Borschel-Dan October 16, 2019, 5:13 pm Museum of the Bible says Oxford professor sold stolen biblical papyrus fragments Troubling revelation is newest glitch for scandal-plagued institution funded by Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green By Yonat Shimron September 18, 2019, 9:33 pm Bible-era nomadic Edomite tribesmen were actually hi-tech copper mavens Advances in copper mining in southern Israel’s Arava Valley in 11th century BCE, after infusion of Egyptian know-how, help explain emergence of Edomite kingdom, study finds By Amanda Borschel-Dan September 9, 2019, 3:01 pm Tiny First Temple seal impression found with name of Bible-era royal steward Inscribed with ‘Belonging to Adoniyahu, Royal Steward,’ a clay sealing from the 7th century BCE uncovered from earth excavated at the foundations of the Western Wall By Amanda Borschel-Dan September 4, 2019, 11:00 pm Mosaic near Sea of Galilee may mark new site for Jesus loaves and fishes miracle Colorful 6th-century Byzantine design indicates miracle took place on the opposite side of sea from traditionally assigned spot, archaeologist proposes; mosaic expert disagrees By Amanda Borschel-Dan August 28, 2019, 7:24 pm Newly deciphered Moabite inscription may be first use of written word ‘Hebrews’ Cylindrical altar from 3,000 years ago found in Jordan also offers first evidence of early Moabite script — and could repaint picture of geopolitics in the ancient Levantine world By Amanda Borschel-Dan July 26, 2019, 4:16 pm Colossal ancient structures found at Gath may explain origin of story of Goliath Newly unearthed, unusually large fortifications from the 11th century BCE could be the genesis of the biblical tall tale, says Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project director By Amanda Borschel-Dan July 24, 2019, 5:17 am Large 3,500-year-old staircase hints at conquered Canaanite kingdom’s grandeur The largest biblical-era site in Israel with an estimated population of 20,000, Hazor was razed by the Israelites, according to the Book of Joshua By Amanda Borschel-Dan Load More
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