The Ultra-Orthodox are upset that the French government won’t allow entrance into the Tomb of the Kings in Jerusalem. The French claim that they have renovated the site and with the right assurances, they will open it to the public.
A long tunnel has been covertly dug underneath the “Tomb of David” on Mount Zion and now some people are mad.
The large number of tourists visiting the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem has led to the development of an app that will handle reservations.
“The inauguration ceremony of Egypt’s new Greco-Roman Museum [in Alexandria] will be held by the end of 2019.”
Harvey Mudd College is giving its Cypriot artifacts to the University of Cyprus.
The video is now online for the 2018 Plenary Address for the ASOR Annual Meeting: “Between Looters, Private Collectors, and Warlords: Does Archaeology Stand a Chance?” by Hélène Sader, Professor of Archaeology, American University of Beirut.
Tali Erickson-Gini is on The Book and the Spade talking about the Timna Park excavations and the opportunity for the public to volunteer.
Wayne Stiles compares Peter’s boast in the Upper Room to his failure in the Garden of Gethsemane to find application today.
That “ark of the covenant” in the church in Ethiopia—it’s a replica.
Rick Lanser believes he has evidence that supports the birth of Jesus on Nisan 1, 6 BC.
Justin Taylor interviews the filmmaker who has created “The Chosen,” the first-ever multi-season drama about the life of Christ.
HT: Joseph Lauer, Agade, Ted Weis