As 2013 winds down, I thought it would be worthwhile to review the top discoveries and stories of the year in the world of biblical archaeology and geography. Not only is the review helpful in refreshing the memory, it also makes it more possible to discern what was more important and what was less.
Today we will review major discoveries, top technology-related stories, and losses. Tomorrow we will survey significant stories, noteworthy posts, and favorite resources of the year.
These lists are subjective, first by the fact that they had to be chosen for inclusion in a post on this blog this year, and second by the process of selecting the best. Readers are welcome to suggest other significant stories in the comments below. These lists are organized chronologically.
Top 10 Discoveries of 2013:
More Discoveries of 2013:
Hasmonean Building Discovered in City of David
Top Technology-Related Stories of 2013:
The continuation of this compilation is here.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Eilat Mazar; photographed by Ouria Tadmor.