Archaeologists working near the Western Wall of the Temple Mount have discovered the largest collection of ancient dice ever found.
The seventh issue of the newsletter of the Department and Institute of Archeology at Tel Aviv University includes reports on fieldwork at Azekah, Masada, and Jerusalem, along with other articles on research and laboratory work.
I don’t know that the claim of it being the oldest water tunnel is true, but the Balama tunnel near Jenin is certainly interesting and little-known.
A rare sighting of a sperm whale off Israel’s coast was made several weeks ago near Nahariya.
I am happy to see my old friend Jeroboam II getting some attention this week, as he is featured in the latest archaeological biography by Bryan Windle.
Three upcoming meetings of The Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times:
- April 7-8: “Egyptiaca outside of Egypt”
- April 22: “Cult and Interaction in the Early and Intermediate Bronze Ages”
- September 13: “New Studies on Iron Age Syria and Nearby Regions: Regional and Cross-Regional Perspectives”
The Clinton Bailey Archive of Bedouin Culture is coming to the National Library of Israel. The collection includes a wealth of information about ancient Bedouin tribal cultures, including audio recordings, videos, and photos.
Joel Kramer joins Sean McDowell for a Q&A on the Bible and Archaeology.
New release: The Moses Scroll: Reopening the Most Controversial Case in the History of Biblical Scholarship, by Ross K. Nichols, illustrated by Daniel M. Wright
HT: Agade, Steven Anderson, Explorator, Ted Weis, Paleojudaica, Arne Halbakken